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November 23, 2009 at 1:12 PM

InterLiga pairings announced

I kind of wish this would come to Seattle. But would it draw good crowds?
The Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), together with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), today announced the teams, groups and schedule for InterLiga 2010. The seventh edition of InterLiga will be played from January 2-13, 2010 in Houston and Dallas, Texas, as well as Los Angeles, Calif.
Tickets for InterLiga 2010 go on sale today, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 in an exclusive week-long Visa presale offer. Visa cardholders can visit www.Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000 to purchase tickets- exclusively with their Visa cards. Tickets go on sale for the general public on Monday, Nov. 30 via Ticketmaster.com and other regular ticket outlets in each of the participating cities. Tickets are also available by contacting each of the local Major League Soccer teams in the three markets: FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA and LA Galaxy.
For further information on the tournament and its history, visit www.InterLiga.com.
InterLiga 2010 Groups
Group A
America
Santos Laguna
Atlante
Estudiantes Tecos
Group B
Monterrey
Puebla
UANL Tigres
Jaguares
INTERLIGA 2010 SCHEDULE (all times ET)
All matches to be broadcast live in the United States by Fox Sports en Espanol.
Saturday, Jan. 2 – Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Game 1 – Group A – Atlante vs. Estudiantes Tecos – 6:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Group A – America vs. Santos – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 3 – Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Game 3 – Group B -Tigres vs. Jaguares – 3:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Group B -Monterrey vs. Puebla – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Game 5 – Group A -Estudiantes Tecos vs. Santos – 7:30 p.m.
Game 6 – Group A -Atlante vs. America – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 6 – Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Game 7 – Group B -Jaguares vs. Puebla – 7:30 p.m.
Game 8 – Group B -Tigres vs. Monterrey – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 9 – The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Game 9 – Group A -Santos vs. Atlante – 8:30 p.m.
Game 10- Group A -America vs. Estudiantes Tecos – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10 – The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Game 11 – Group B – Puebla vs. Tigres – 6:00 p.m.
Game 12 – Group B -Monterrey vs. Jaguares – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13 – FINALS: The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Final 1 – Home Depot Center — 9:00 p.m.
Final 2 – Home Depot Center — 11:30 p.m.
InterLiga 2010 will determine two Mexican club berths (Mexico 2 and Mexico 3) for Copa Libertadores. Copa Libertadores begins at the end of January 2010. The eight best teams in the general standings at the end of the current Apertura 2009 season of the Mexican domestic league move on to InterLiga 2010, except for the club that finishes first in the regular season standings, which will qualify directly to Copa Libertadores as Mexico 1 per FMF regulations. Due to their participation in the 2009-2010 CONCACAF Champions League, clubs Toluca, Pachuca, Cruz Azul, and UNAM Pumas will not participate in InterLiga 2010 regardless of their place in the Apertura standings. Due to the events that occurred during Copa Libertadores 2009, Chivas and San Luis will qualify directly into the 2010 edition during the Round of 16.

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