MetroStars announce international preseason schedule in Ecuador and Trinidad & Tobago

SECAUCUS, N.J. - The MetroStars announced today their full international preseason schedule in addition to confirming their game schedule in Bradenton, Florida.

The MetroStars will have two friendlies in Ecuador beginning on Thursday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. EST when they play Deportivo Quevedo in Quevedo, Ecuador. On Tuesday, March 1, the Metros will face EMELEC in Guayaquil, Ecuador at 7:00 p.m. EST. The team will be returning from Ecuador on March 10. Additional matches in Ecuador are expected to be confirmed prior to the team's departure on February 23. The trip is promoted by Francisco Baquerizo and his company, Telepulsa S.A.

After returning from Ecuador, the Metros will travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a six day trip beginning on March 13. During this week, the MetroStars have two games scheduled. The first match will be Tuesday, March 15 against Jabloteh at 6:00 p.m. EST and the second will be on Friday, March 18 versus W Connection at 6:00 p.m. EST. The team will travel back to the States on Saturday, March 19.

At the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Metros have scheduled four matches. On Wednesday, February 9 the club will face the Dallas Burn at a time to be determined. They will also play the Columbus Crew on Friday the 11th at 11:00 a.m. and DC United on Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. The MetroStars will wrap up their Bradenton trip with a game versus the San Jose Earthquakes on Thursday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m.

In addition to a number of other domestic and international invitees, the following players are expected to participate in these trips:

Jonny Walker - GK

Michael Bradley - M

Zach Wells - GK

Eddie Gaven - M

Seth Stammler - D

Amado Guevara - M

Tim Ward - D

Mark Lisi - M

Jeff Agoos - D

Gilberto - M

Jeff Parke - D

John Wolyniec - F

Tenywa Bonseu - D

Mike Magee - F

Tim Regan - D/M

Sergio Galvan Rey - F

BRADENTON GAME SCHEDULE

DAY - DATE - OPP. - TIME - LOCATION

WED - FEB. 9 - DALLAS FC - TBD - IMG

FRI - FEB. 11 - COLUMBUS - 11:00 a.m. - IMG

TUE - FEB. 15 - DC UNITED - 10:00 a.m. - IMG

THUR - FEB. 17 - SAN JOSE - 3:00 p.m. - IMG

BRADENTON, FL TRAVEL NOTES:

Team arrives in Bradenton Sunday, February 6 and will return on Friday, February 18.

ECUADOR GAME SCHEDULE

DAY - DATE - OPP. - TIME - LOCATION

THUR - FEB. 24 - DEP. QUEVEDO - 4:00 p.m. - QUEVEDO

TUE - MAR. 1 - EMELEC - 7:00 p.m. - GUAYAQUIL

OTHER GAMES IN ECUADOR TO BE ANNOUNCED

ECUADOR TRAVEL NOTES:

Team arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador Wednesday, February 23 and will return on Thursday, March, 10.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO GAME SCHEDULE

DAY - DATE - OPP. - TIME - LOCATION

TUE - MAR. 15 - JABLOTEH - 6:00 p.m. - HASELY CRAWFORD

FRI - MAR. 18 - W CONNECTION - 6:00 p.m. - MANNIE RAMJOHN

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TRAVEL NOTES:

Team arrives in Trinidad and Tobago Sunday, March 13 and return Saturday, March 19.


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