NEW YORK & MEXICO CITY – The Mexican National Team will kick off its 2013 U.S. Tour against Denmark on Wednesday, January 30 (8 p.m. MT) at the Global Spectrum managed, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, it was announced today by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). The match is the first of five games in Mexico’s annual tour, now in its 11th year.
Tickets are on sale to the general public through www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at all Phoenix-area Ticketmaster locations. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invites fans to use their Visa cards.
Mexico, in search of its sixth consecutive World Cup berth, started out strong in CONCACAF qualifying by becoming the first nation to secure a spot in the upcoming hexagonal round. Mexico’s busy 2013 summer schedule will also include the bi-annual CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, in which El Tri will look to defend its 2011 title, as well as the prestigious FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
The 2013 match will mark El Tri’s third visit to the University of Phoenix Stadium. Mexico first visited in 2007 in a sold-out international exhibition against the United States, with more than 60,000 fans in attendance. Mexico last played at the facility in 2009, defeating Guadeloupe in a Gold Cup doubleheader group match.
Mexico v. Denmark – January 30 in Glendale
Mexico and Denmark have played five games all-time with a 2-2-1 winning record for Mexico. The two teams last met in January of 1997 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, previously known as Jack Murphy Stadium, with Mexico winning 3-1 in a USA Cup match.
Denmark is currently competing in Group B of the European FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Additional venues and opponents of Mexico’s 2013 U.S. Tour will be announced at a later date, in addition to media accreditation details.
The 2013 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour is sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Castrol, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Maseca, NAPA Auto Parts, The Home Depot, Unilever and Visa.
About Soccer United Marketing
Founded in 2002, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent soccer business company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region, including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer; the United States Soccer Federation; promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States; and the CONCACAF Gold Cup™. SUM also manages promotional and marketing rights in the United States for Mexico’s most popular sports team, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).
Since 2008, SUM entered into a long term partnership with FC Barcelona which includes tours of the legendary Spanish club. In 2009, SUM announced the creation of the MLS Digital Properties, the only soccer advertising network of its kind, covering all facets of the sport in the U.S., and which allows advertisers to reach millions of soccer fans via online advertising and sponsorships campaigns. These global properties are represented by SUM’s slogan: One Sport. One Company.™
For more information, please visit www.SUMworld.com.
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