CARSON, Calif. - Fox Sports en Español and Fox Soccer Channel announced today they will offer live broadcasts in Spanish and English of a friendly match between a Chivas Select Team, featuring players from Mexico's Chivas de Guadalajara and Major League Soccer's Chivas USA, and Mexican First Division club Santos Laguna to benefit hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region. Marking the first time players from Chivas USA and sister club Chivas de Guadalajara will play together on the same team, the historic benefit match will be broadcast live Sunday, October 9, at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT from the University of California at Santa Barbara's Harder Stadium. The match also will be broadcasted live internationally by Fox Sports Latin America, Fox Sports World Canada, Fox Sports Middle East and Fox Sports Africa.
"This historic benefit match is a unique opportunity to show the world the best of Mexican and United States soccer, as well as the good will of clubs, fans and institutions in times of need," said Chivas USA Senior Vice President and General Manager Whit Haskel. "We appreciate the networks' quick response and generosity, as well as their willingness to bring this game to those unable to attend."
The networks' have also announced a contribution of $10,000 dollars to the American Red Cross for the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. In addition, the networks will assume the cost of production for the live telecast. During the broadcasting of the game, fans will be invited to contribute to the American Red Cross by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or accessing the club official web page: www.CDCHIVASUSA.com.
"We are pleased to contribute to this worthwhile cause and help those in need," said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports International. "In addition to raising much needed funds to benefit the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, we're excited to be the exclusive television home for this very special match."
Tickets for this special benefit match are available at the following outlets in the Tri-County Area and beyond: Santa Barbara: Aggressive Soccer Company (805-963-4919), Soccer Action USA (805-882-9231), Taquería Rincón Alteño (805-962-9798); Santa Maria: Soccer Action USA (805-614-4350), Soccer Mart (805-739-0047); Goleta: Soccer Action USA (805-685-0055); Lompoc: Planet Soccer (805-735-2399); Isla Vista: El Taco Amigo (805-685-5015); Carpinteria: Taquería Rincón Alteño (805-684-7764); Oxnard: Xtreme Soccer (805-604-4707); Ventura: Soccer Plus (805-650-8099); San Luis Obispo: Sloco Soccer Store (805-782-9080); Paso Robles: Soccer World (805-239-0915); Arroyo Grande: Soccer Mart (805-473-8226); Bakersfield: Soccer Warehouse Plus (661-834-5425).
For more information on this historic benefit match between a Chivas Select Team (featuring players from Chivas Guadalajara and Chivas USA) and Santos Laguna in benefit of hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit www.CDCHIVASUSA.com, the official web site of Club Deportivo Chivas USA.