Monday, May 2, 2005

Coliseum may host international soccer match in July

The Tennessean reports that two professional Mexican soccer teams may play an exhibition game in Nashville in July.

"Titans Executive Vice President Don MacLachlan said odds are favorable that two professional teams from Mexico will meet in Nashville on July 15 or 17, though details have not yet been finalized."

"'We're trying to get two top-notch teams from Mexico,' he said. 'The crowd last year had a lot of Hispanics, and I would suspect it would be Hispanic-driven again. Nashville's got a great Hispanic population, and then you've also got to consider the youth soccer programs and players that would be interested in coming to a game like that.'"

"In April 2004, The Coliseum played host to an international exhibition between UAG Tecos of Mexico and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. A crowd of more than 11,000 saw the teams play to a 1-1 tie."

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