Quotes from conference call announcing 'Doble Clásico' on August 10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
CARSON, Calif. - Quotes from today's teleconference announcing the 'Doble Clásico', an international soccer doubleheader featuring an MLS regular season match between Chivas USA the Los Angeles Galaxy and an international exhibition between Mexican First Division sides Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Club América, set to kick off on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum:
CHIVAS USA PRESIDENT AND CO-OWNER ANTONIO CUÉ
"We are happy to be celebrating our first year of existence as a franchise and are proud to announce that, true to our promise to bring quality soccer, spectacular soccer and the best soccer teams to Los Angeles, we are working together with our team in Mexico to present this historic doubleheader."
CLUB DEPORTIVO GUADALAJARA VICE-PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL NÉSTOR DE LA TORRE
"For Club Deportivo Guadalajara, this type of game against an opponent such as América, is important and in this doubleheader the 'brother clubs', Chivas Guadalajara and Chivas USA, will take on two great opponents and show which is the better team."
LOS ANGELES GALAXY PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DOUG HAMILTON
"Like every Honda Super Clasico match we look forward to testing ourselves against Chivas USA. This is a rivalry that is very entertaining to our fans because these matches are hard-fought. We will surely be encouraging our loyal Galaxy fans to attend the game because we know that in the Coliseum stands numerically we will be outnumbered therefore we will be calling upon our fans to come out and be very vocal and in great numbers."
CLUB AMÉRICA VICE-PRESIDENT OF SPORT MANUEL LAPUENTE
"We are happy to take part in this doubleheader, but América will not be playing to show who is the better team, in the words of Néstor de la Torre, because we know we are the better team. We are [Mexico's] current champions, and as such we will come to win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 10 before going on to win our second straight Mexican league championship."