The Metros are hosting an international friendly on June 30.
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Argentina, Peru set for face-off

Fans, please be advised to arrive early for tomorrow's MetroStars match vs. the Colorado Rapids. With the match as part of an international friendly doubleheader and the Meadowlands State Fair operating, traffic is expected to be heavy. Therefore, you are encouraged to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at Giants Stadium for kickoff at 7 p.m. Thank you.

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On June 30, MetroStars fans will not only be able to see their favorite stars like Eddie Gaven and Jonny Walker take on the Colorado Rapids, but they will also be in for a special treat from South America when the "Red and Black" host an international friendly between Argentina and Peru.

This exciting doubleheader will be a special sight for all to see as the two-time World Cup champion, Argentina, will be playing in its first full international match in the tri-state area. While Argentina, ranked fifth in the current FIFA world rankings, have world-class players like Juan Sebastian Veron and Hernan Crespo, they will face heavy opposition from South American rivals Peru - a team known for gritty and creative play. It should be a thrilling match, as both teams will fight for the right to be crowned the inaugural winners of the Fiesta Cup.

Not to be forgotten are your MetroStars, who will also be in action in the first part of the double-header against the Colorado Rapids. Watch Gaven, Mark Lisi, Eddie Pope and the gang battle through the tough Rapids, who will bring stars like Chris Henderson and Pablo Mastroeni to try and bring down the Red and Black.

Tickets are on sale now at any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone, online at or through other locations listed in the Tri-State area. If you feel like wearing your blue and white Argentinean stripes or Peruvian red and cheer with like-minded fans, ticket-buyers have the option of sitting in areas of the stadium specific to their allegiance.

Wear your team's colors and buy tickets for this exciting doubleheader on June 30. It's a sporting event that's not to be missed!