NEW YORK (July 1, 2015) – The Mexican National Team, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), and Real Salt Lake announced today that the Mexican National Team will take on Trinidad & Tobago on Friday, September 4, 2015 (10:00 p.m. ET) at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, as part of its 2015 U.S. Tour. It will be the first time El Tricolor plays in Utah.
For fans interested in being part of an exclusive pre-sale offering for the Mexican National Team, please contact Real Salt Lake at 801-727-2700. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. local time via www.RioTintoStadium.com.
Rio Tinto Stadium, a world-class soccer specific venue, is home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake. The facility has hosted a number of top international soccer event since its inauguration in 2008, including MLS Cup Playoffs, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League,, United States Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the 2010 and 2014 cycles, the 2009 MLS All-Star Game and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage games.
With the game scheduled on a FIFA fixture date, both squads are expected to bring their top stars. El Tricolor’s arsenal highlights word-class stars including Manchester United’s Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, PSV Eindhoven’s Andrés Guardado and Villarreal’s Giovani dos Santos. Trinidad & Tobago’s brings talents such as Chicago Fire’s Joevin Jones, Columbus Crew SC’s Kevan George and Cardiff City’s Kenwyne Jones. The September matches will help prepare the nations ahead of the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this fall.
Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago last played on July 20, 2013 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with El Tricolor taking the win 1-0. The two squads will also meet during this summer’s Gold Cup in Charlotte, NC on July 15 for a group stage battle. The match at Rio Tinto Stadium will mark the 19th encounter between the nations. At this time, Mexico leads the series with 12 wins, three draws and three losses.
In its 2015 U.S. Tour, Mexico has won two and tied one match so far, earning victories over Ecuador (1-0) in front of a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles, against Paraguay (1-0) in Kansas City and a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica in Orlando. Upcoming tour matches also include a visit to Houston on July 1 against Honduras, and a September 8 blockbuster night in Arlington, Texas against Argentina.
The 2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour is sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo.
For exclusive content, fans are invited to visit La Ola Verde - (www.laolaverde.com) - presented by The Home Depot - the official digital match program of the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.
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 and the Federación Mexicana de Futbol; promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup™.
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.