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Ticket Sales Pass 25,000 Mark For U.S. Men's National Team Friendly Against Brazil on Aug. 10

Match Against Five-Time World Cup Champion to be Held at New Meadowlands Stadium

CHICAGO (June 14, 2010) – Ticket sales for the USA’s international friendly match against Brazil after the 2010 FIFA World Cup have already hit the 25,000 mark after being on sale to the general public for only three days.

The U.S. will host the five-time World Cup champion in their first match after the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. ET at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Advance tickets starting at $40 are available to the public through, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all area Ticketmaster ticket centers, and at the IZOD Center ticket office (open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at or call 312-528-1290.

Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages which include a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. national team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits), are also available exclusively through

For the first time ever, U.S. Soccer is offering fans the exclusive opportunity to buy a limited number of ticket options for premium seat locations to this match. Ticket options, offered exclusively through OptionIt, a leader in the next generation of ticket buying for sports events, provide fans the ability to access the most coveted seats.

For just a fraction of the face value of the ticket, fans can reserve premium tickets now and then decide later if they wish to purchase the tickets. The option saves the hassle of resale if fans decide not to attend the match.A limited number of tickets have been set aside in each of the following premium seating areas: VIP Midfield, Midfield Club, Lower Midfield, Sideline Club and Lower Sidelines. Options are available for purchase now at

The USA-Brazil match, which will be broadcast live on ESPN2, will be played with stars from both teams less than one month after the conclusion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The contest will mark Brazil’s first appearance in the New York area in 14 years.

The teams last met in the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, where the U.S. jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan before Brazil rallied for a 3-2 victory.

Recently opened in 2010 the New Meadowlands Stadium is one of the 18 stadiums that is part of the bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.

The U.S. Men's National Team is currently in South Africa participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where the U.S. drew England 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament. Playing in its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament, the U.S. will next face Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg before finishing Group C play against Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.