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Tickets For USA-Brazil International Friendly Go On Sale Friday, June 11 at 12 p.m. ET


Pre-Sale For Visa® Cardholders Begins Thursday, June 10, at 10 a.m. ET

CHICAGO (June 8, 2010) — Tickets for the USA’s international friendly match against Brazil after the 2010 FIFA World Cup will go on sale Friday, June 11, at 12 p.m. ET. The U.S. will host the five-time World Cup champion Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. ET at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Advance tickets starting at $40 become available to the public Friday, June 11, at 12 p.m. ET through ussoccer.com, 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 ussoccer.com 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 ussoccer.com.

As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale will take place from Thursday, June 10, at 10 a.m. ET until Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.

The 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. A sellout crowd is expected for 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 preparing to kick off its run at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where the U.S. has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria. Playing in its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament, the U.S. will open against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.


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