Lottery winners for tickets to U.S.-Mexico CONCACAF Cup showdown announced this week

Photo courtesy Getty Images

Photo courtesy Getty Images

The highly anticipated matchup between Mexico and the United States is the biggest international soccer match on U.S. soil this year, and the race for tickets may be just as hotly contested as the game.

The first round of ticket lottery winners for the CONCACAF Cup match on Oct. 10 at the Rose Bowl was announced Wednesday. If you haven’t gotten the email yet, don’t worry: CONCACAF will announce lucky lotto winners Thursday and Friday in addition to those who received tickets Wednesday.

Those who win the lottery should be ready to dig deep in to their bank accounts, though. Official tickets purchased through Primesport.com run from $107.10 each to $600. On the secondary market, midfield seats at the Rose Bowl will run you up to $5,000 a pop with a parking pass alone costing $208.

(For the low, low price of $14,700, you and 19 of your best friends can get a catered suite at the game.)

Lottery winners will receive a one-time code to purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster. All codes are valid until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, Sept. 18 and grant the lottery winner the opportunity to buy up to six tickets. Tickets are required for all children over the age of 2.

Both teams announced provisional rosters for the match yesterday, with four LA Galaxy players getting the call (Giovani dos Santos, Omar Gonzalez, Gyasi Zardes and Alan Gordon).

If Friday comes and goes, and you’re still without a lottery code, there will be a limited amount of tickets available on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. PDT.

But on the first day of the lottery, there are plenty of happy fans with their tickets in hand already:

 

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ICYMI Video: Watch as rampant Brazil routs the U.S. in final tune-up before crucial Mexico game at Rose Bowl

brazilusFour! Rafinha celebrates scoring his nation’s four in a comprehensive 4-1 rout of the U.S. Tuesday. (Associated Press Photo).

U.S. Soccer didn’t put up highlights of the entire game on YouTube. Does that tell you something?

Game story.

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Here is the Soccer America review of the performance of LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes, above, in its entirety:

“Failed to produce any offense from his wide left midfield role.”

‘Nuff said.

Did you remember to get your entry in for the U.S.-Mexico Rose Bowl lottery?

Apparently, it’s a big game:

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Galaxy internationals: Who, when and how you can watch

Photos from L.A. Galaxy

Photos from L.A. Galaxy

The Galaxy’s bye week coincides with FIFA international play and several players have been called up for international duty. Robbie Keane (Ireland), A.J. DeLaGarza (Guam), Omar Gonzalez (United States) and Gyasi Zardes (United States) are all playing this week with their respective national teams. Defender Oscar Sorto was also called up to the U.S. Under-23 men’s national team and Galaxy Academy defender Christian Onalfo was called to the under-20 squad for the United States.

Here’s how you can watch the Galaxy’s internationals this week on TV:

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LA Galaxy take MLS break as USMNT and international games take center stage this week

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I will have more in Thursday’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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Galaxy’s Oscar Sorto called up to U-23 national team, Onalfo to U-20 squad

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Galaxy defender Oscar Sorto was called up to the U.S. Under-23 men’s national team Friday as the team prepares for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Sorto, who was called up to the senior national team for a camp in January, will train with the U-23 team in England from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, but will not miss any competitions with the Galaxy. During the training camp, there will be friendlies against England on Sept. 3 and Qatar on Sept. 8.

The 21-year-old homegrown player has made three starts this season for the Galaxy and made 24 Galaxy II starts in 2014 in USL play.

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Weekly Soccer Column: the firing of Mexico coach Miguel Herrera after he clocks reporter has time ticking on World Cup bid

herreraBlow Hard: Always entertaining Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, seen here at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was dumped after smacking a journalist earlier in the week right before the next round of World Cup qualifying begins (Associated Press Photo).

Read the 100 Percent Soccer column here.

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Weekend TV Soccer Schedule: MLS, World Cup draw, Gold Cup and the return of Liga MX

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Kickoff is at 6 p.m. live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.

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Kickoff is at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports 1

A complete Liga MX TV schedule is here.

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Reaction to the U.S. Gold Cup loss to Jamaica the morning after the night before (and Pasadena could host the Oct. 9 U.S.-Mexico/Jamaica playoff game)

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Game story

The Pasadena City Council approved holding the CONCACAF Confederations Cup playoff game between the U.S. and either Mexico or Jamaica on Oct. 9 with an expected crowd of 85,000.

American fans aren’t the only ones unhappy:

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