Tickets on sale Tuesday for New England/national team doubleheader
Tickets for the doubleheader featuring the U.S. national team's important FIFA World Cup qualifying match against El
Salvador and the New England Revolution taking on the defending MLS Cup
champion San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough,
Mass., go on sale nationally Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.
Tickets are available online at ussoccer.com, at all Ticketmaster
outlets throughout New England, and by calling 617-931-2000 (Boston),
413-733-2500 (Western Mass.), 207-775-3331 (Maine), 603-868-7300 (New
Hampshire) or 401-331-2211 (Rhode Island). Substantial group discounts are
available by calling 1-877-GET-REVS for more information. Tickets for the
doubleheader range from $35 to $125.
The Sept. 4 doubleheader is one of the four Special Games included
in Revolution Center Circle Member season ticket packages.
U.S. fans attending the doubleheader in Foxborough are being
encouraged to "Wear Red" in support of the U.S. national team as they
battle El Salvador, Jamaica and Panama in their four-team semifinal round
group of World Cup qualifying. The U.S. opens the semifinal round with a
match on Aug. 18 in Jamaica, and the Foxborough game is the second of six
games which will decide the two teams that will advance into the final round
of qualifying in 2005.
"Foxborough has been an outstanding home for soccer and for
the U.S. national teams," said U.S. manager Bruce Arena. "They've hosted a
number of important games over the years and we've had great success there.
We know that fans from all over the Northeast will come out to support us as
we begin the semifinal round of qualifying at home."
The U.S. national team holds an impressive 11-1-3 mark
playing in Foxborough, including an undefeated 7-0-3 record at the old
Foxboro Stadium. The U.S. was 4-0-1 in World Cup Qualifiers at the original
stadium, including a 2-1 win over Jamaica on Oct. 7, 2001, that clinched a
berth to the 2002 World Cup for the U.S., the first time the team has ever
done so on its home soil.
The U.S. is 4-1-0 at the new venue, including a trio of wins
as part of the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team's only blemish in Foxborough
was a 2-0 loss to Holland in the team's final match before the hugely
successful World Cup in Korea/Japan. In their most recent match in New
England, the U.S. soundly defeated Honduras 4-0 on June 2 behind two goals
from forward Brian McBride.
The U.S. advanced to the semifinal round of FIFA World Cup
qualifying with a 6-2 aggregate victory over Grenada on June 13 and 20.
Those triumphs are part of a seven-game unbeaten run for the U.S. in 2004,
in which the team has compiled an overall record of 5-1-3 in nine matches.
The first semifinal round qualifying game for the U.S. can be seen live from
Jamaica on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. ET.
Please call 1-877-GET-REVS for Revolution group and season