The \"Doble Clasico Centroamericano\" kicks off in two weeks at The Home Depot CenterJan 18, 2012
Soccer Legends from Guatemala and El Salvador to Appear at the Matches on Jan. 28
CARSON, CALIFORNIA (Wednesday, January 18, 2012) - With less than two weeks to go for the arrival of the \"Doble Clásico Centroamericano\" which will feature, for the first time in history, Guatemalan teams Comunicaciones vs. Municipal and Salvadorian teams FAS vs. Club Deportivo Águila playing on the same day at The Home Depot Center. The first Clásico game (Comunicaciones vs. Municipal) is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 6 p.m., followed by the Salvadorian Clásico (FAS vs. Club Deportivo Águila).
According to polls, 75% of the total soccer fan base in Guatemala follows either the \"Creams\" or the \"Rojos.\" These two teams also make up for most of their respective National Team squads, and have a heated rivalry that has lasted for decades.
The same is true in El Salvador with Aguila and FAS. The \"migueleño\" Aguila team is the most popular team in the country, with 51% of the countries' fan base, closely followed by the Tigrillos of FAS. Â Since the very beginning, these two teams have kept a major rivalry in El Salvador, which will now travel to the city of Los Angeles.
With the rich history behind these Clásicos, four soccer legends have been invited to serve as ambassadors of the Doble Clásico Centroamericano. The ambassadors are ex-players, now living in the United States, who brought victories and championships to their respective teams during their storied careers. These soccer legends will be present during next week's pre-game events, as well as during the matches on January 28. The legends that have been chosen as ambassadors for the matches include:
Guillermo Dubón - Ambassador for Comunicaciones
Guillermo Dubón played for Juventud Retalteca and went on to be part of the Cremas of Comunicaciones, both first division soccer teams from Guatemala. Dubón also played for the Guatemalan national soccer team. Many still remember this gifted left midfielder that was always a threat to it rivals. Dubón lived his greatest moments in Guatemalan soccer in the 1970s.
Jorge Rodas Hurtarte - Ambassador for Municipal
Jorge Rodas Hurtarte started his career in Municipal where he was a key factor for several championships. In 1996, Rodas made history by becoming the first Guatemalan player to play professionally in Major League Soccer with the San Jose Clash.
Félix Pineda - Ambassador for Club Deportivo Aguila
Félix \"La Garrobita\" Pineda is one of the most liked players in the long and storied history of Club Deportivo Aguila. Pineda played for Aguila from 1970 to 1988 and was also a part of the Salvadorian National Team for the World Cup Qualifiers in Germany (1974) and Argentina (1978).
David Arnoldo Cabrera - Ambassador for Club Deportivo FAS
David Arnoldo Cabrera dedicated his entire soccer career of 20 years to Club Deportivo FAS. Today, he is still today the greatest all-time goal scorer in the team's history, scoring a total of 242 goals in his career.
Ticket Prices for Doble Clásico Centroamericano
Starting as low as $25, tickets to the general public are available at all Ticketon outlets, Ticketmaster outlets, online and by phone at 800-745-3000, at La Curacao locations and The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Tickets are available in the following categories; $25 general admission; $35 sidelines; $50 midfield; and $100 fieldside. Luxury suites, club seats and terrace cabana suites are also available for purchase by calling 877-604-8777.
Media who have been issued 2011 MLS season credentials by either the LA Galaxy and/or Chivas USA will be honored for the January 28th match. Media inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
About Doble Clasico Centroamericano presented by La Curacao and LG
Doble Clasico Centroamericano is a doubleheader international soccer game, where the top teams from El Salvador and Guatemala will face each other for the fisrt time in Los Angeles on the same day at The Home Depot Center. The winners of the challenge match will be crowned with the prestigious Doble Clasico Centroamericano Cup.
About The Home Depot Center
The Home Depot Center is southern California's home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. The $150-million, privately-financed Home Depot Center is owned by AEG and operated by AEG Facilities, an international sports, entertainment and venue organization that works with more than 100 of the world's most elite facilities across the globe. The Home Depot Center is a 125-acre multi-sport complex that sits on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 27,000-seat stadium for soccer and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts, a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome for track cycling. The Home Depot Center is home to two Major League Soccer teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. Named an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site, The Home Depot Center is also home of the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and Athletes' Performance, an international training center for elite and professional athletes.
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