From the press release:
Pumas U.N.A.M. currently sits atop league standings in Mexico’s Liga MX and has already qualified for the playoffs while Morelia has kept its playoff hopes alive with an impressive 3-2 victory over Santos. Both teams have solid followings in Southern California and the game is expected to draw large crowds.
Starting at noon on gameday, fans will be able to enjoy a “Mexican Futbol Festival” with live music, entertainment and interactive games. During half time, Manuel Negrete, former Pumas and Mexican national team player (’86 World Cup), will receive a special recognition for his storied career and fans will also witness ESPN’s Million Dollar kick, in which three lucky contestants will try to score a goal for a chance to win $1 million.
General admission tickets for Pumas fans starting at $20 are already sold out.
The Los Dos friendly kicks off at 4:45 p.m. with the main event following at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
From the Galaxy press release:
LA Galaxy II will face Sacramento after earning a 1-0 road victory in the USL Western Conference Quarterfinal match over defending USL champions in September during the 2015 USL Playoffs. Los Dos have now won in two-straight matches against their Northern California rivals, also recording a dominant 4-0 win behind goals from Jack McBean, Ariel Lassiter, Jaime Villarreal and Andre Auras during the 2015 USL Regular Season.
In the club’s second season, LA Galaxy II won the 2015 USL Western Conference Championship with a victory over OKC Energy FC in October to advance to the team’s first ever appearance in the USL Championship.
Is it time for Jurgen Klinsmann to go as boss of the USMNT? Read my take in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
When Bobby Wood snuck behind the Mexican defense and slotted the equalizing goal against Mexico into the back of the net in the 108th minute on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, the United States men’s national team was thinking penalty kicks to decide the winner of the CONCACAF Cup.
Paul Aguilar changed that.
The Mexican defender one-touched a volley home in the 118th minute against the United States to give Mexico a thrilling 3-2 win and the right to represent CONCACAF in the Confederations Cup in 2017 in Russia.
There’s a huge soccer game on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. You may have heard.
Saturday is the first time the two CONCACAF rivals will face off in the Rose Bowl since 2011, when Mexico won the 2011 Gold Cup final in front a largely pro-Mexico crowd. But considering the Los Angeles area’s demographic makeup, it’s natural that the CONCACAF rivalry has a long history in the region.
Here’s a look at the L.A. sports venues that have hosted a game in the United States-Mexico rivalry.
Other CONCACAF Cup links:
Don’t look now, but if the U.S. doesn’t beat Mexico at home in Pasadena Saturday that should spell big trouble for a U.S. national team coach facing a big rebuilding job as an era comes to an end.
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (link is fixed).
The rosters were announced Saturday, and two Galaxy players were included, with Gyasi Zardes getting the call for the United States and Giovani dos Santos making the cut for Mexico.
Omar Gonzalez, a veteran with the U.S. men’s national team with World Cup experience, was left off the roster by Jurgen Klinsmann.
Hit the jump for full rosters for both teams: