The game itself is no longer a surprise, but here’s the release:
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Sounders FC to Host Chivas de Guadalajara on October 12
Mexico’s Popular Club Were 2010 Copa Libertadores Runner-Up
RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC will host Chivas de Guadalajara, an 11-time champion, one of Mexico’s most popular teams and the 2010 Copa Libertadores runner-up, on Tuesday, October 12, on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field, it was announced today. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT and the match will be televised live on TeleFutura.
Tickets for the October 12 match go on sale on Monday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.SoundersFC.com, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and the Qwest Field Box office. The match is part of the Sounders FC 18-game season ticket package.
“Chivas Guadalajara is arguably the best supported team in Mexico, and as evidenced by their run to the final stage of the Copa Libertadores they are an outstanding side,” said Sounders FC Owner Joe Roth. “Given the loyalty and devotion of both teams’ supporters, the atmosphere that evening will be electric.”
Chivas de Guadalajara is Mexico’s most successful club with 11 league championships. It is famous for using only Mexican players and features many of the country’s top players, including Jonny Magallon, Adolfo “Bofo” Bautista, Alberto “Venado” Medina and Luis Michel, who all represented Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Other stars on the team include Omar Bravo, Edgar Mejia, Patricio “Pato” Araujo, and Hector Reynoso.
This is the first visit to Seattle by Chivas de Guadalajara. In 1985 Universidad de Guadalajara faced FC Seattle at Memorial Stadium.