Soccer comes to Reliant Stadium

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will face Club América on Wednesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. CT at Reliant Stadium. This game is part of the Texas International Soccer Series presented by Budweiser.

Lone Star Sports and Entertainment (LSSE) is once again bringing the most exciting soccer matches to Houston as Club América and Toluca play for the top Mexico seed in the prestigious and financially lucrative Copa Libertadores.

Copa Libertadores is one of the most prestigious international club competitions in the world with 36 teams from South America and

competing. Each year, three Mexican Club teams gain entry into Copa Libertadores.

Because of the importance of this "winner take all" match one team will leave Reliant Stadium the winner. In the event of a tie at regulation the match will go to overtime and then on to penalty kicks if necessary.

Club América is fresh off of an exciting 4-4 tie with FC Barcelona at Reliant Stadium on August 9. That evening the largest soccer crowd in

history, 70,550 fans, packed into Reliant Stadium to watch that historic match.

Both teams have begun the Apertura 2006 very well and


"Because this is a "winner take all" match it was necessary to play in a neutral site", commented LSSE Director David Brady. "The Mexican teams have had such great experiences in


Tickets are on sale to the public and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including Fiesta Stores or by calling 1-866-GO-TEXANS. Ticket prices are $20, $30 and $40.

Media interested in covering the game should e-mail Zac Emmons at to request credentials. Please specify the name for each individual needing a credential and whether each person will need press box or field photo access. Freelance writers and photographers will not be credentialed unless on specific assignment for an accredited news organization. The deadline for credential requests is 5 p.m. CT on Monday, September 18.

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