Chivas USA to face Club América on March 23 in historic cross-border 'clásico'
CARSON, Calif. - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Club
América, Chivas' eternal rival, will face off next Wednesday, March 23 in
the border city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico in the first-ever 'cross-border'
edition of Chivas vs. América, the 'clásico' of Mexican soccer.
Key players from both teams will be on hand for this historic first match
between Chivas' Major League Soccer franchise and its archrival from Mexico
City. The action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. CT (local time) in Juárez' Estadio
Olímpico Benito Juárez. The highly anticipated showdown comes just ten days
after Chivas Guadalajara's thrilling, come-from-behind 3-3 draw with América
yesterday at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.
"With this historic game, we maintain our strategy of facing the best
opponents available during preseason," said Whit Haskel, Senior Vice
President and General Manager of Club Deportivo Chivas USA. "This game, as
well as the 'Copa Fundación Chivas de Corazón' versus Osasuna on March 26 at
The Home Depot Center, will allow us to be in the best shape possible for
our inaugural game on April 2 against D.C. United."
The gates of the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez will open at 6:00 p.m. on
gameday. Tickets start at 250 pesos (25$US) and will be available in the
ticket booths of the stadium, which open at 2:00 p.m. the same day. For
advance tickets, visit 'Sounds' record stores in Ciudad Juárez or 'All That
Music' in El Paso, Texas.
Further details on Chivas USA's travel itinerary for this marquee matchup
will be announced at a later date.