U.S.-Mexico tickets on sale

EDITOR'S NOTE:As of 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 20, more than 22,000 tickets were sold to this game. Visit *TicketMaster.com to purchase tickets.*

HOUSTON – Tickets for the upcoming international soccer friendly between the United States and Mexico at Reliant Stadium will go on sale to the general public Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. The two nations will face off on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 8 p.m. CST.

Fans may purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com, as well as at any Houston-area Ticketmaster ticket center, including Fiesta grocery stores, Macy's, Wherehouse Music, FYE and select HEB stores. Tickets are also available at the south box office at Reliant Stadium Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The match will be televised live nationally on ESPN2 and Univision at 8 p.m. CST, and fans will be able to follow the match online via the MatchTracker on ussoccer.com.

This will be the second meeting between the United States and Mexico in Houston. The teams played to a scoreless draw on May 8, 2003 in front of a sellout crowd of 69,582. At the time, it was the largest crowd ever to attend a soccer match in the state of Texas. Overall, the four largest soccer crowds in Texas history have all come at Reliant Stadium, including three in the past 15 months (see chart below).

Mexico leads the all-time series with the United States 29-13-10, but the U.S. is 8-0-1 in its last nine matches against Mexico on American soil, including a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup final match on June 24, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

LARGEST SOCCER CROWDS IN TEXAS HISTORY


August 9, 2006 FC Barcelona vs. Club América;

         LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo </td>
         <td>70,550</td>
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         <td>June 17, 2007</td>
         <td>Gold Cup Quarterfinal  
         México vs. Costa Rica;  
         Guadeloupe vs. Honduras </td>
         <td>70,092</td>
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         <td>May 8, 2003</td>
         <td>United States vs. México </td>
         <td>69,582</td>
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         <td>June 13, 2007</td>
         <td>Gold Cup First Round  
         Cuba vs. Honduras;  
         México vs. Panamá   </td>
         <td>68,417 </td>
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