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Coaching Symposium Set for USA-Mexico Gameday on May 8 in Houston

CHICAGO (Monday, April 21, 2003) – When the U.S. takes on Mexico in their long-awaited World Cup rematch on May 8 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, U.S. Soccer will be conducting another popular coaching symposium in conjunction with the game.

The coaching symposium will provide coaches with a unique opportunity to glean up-to-date information on team preparation strategies for important tournaments and events.  The popular U.S. Soccer game-related symposiums always include hands-on instruction from experienced National Team coaches, with practical information that coaches can apply directly to their teams and systems.

The USA-Mexico symposium will feature four scheduled presenters, including U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coach Glenn Myernick, U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Regional III staff coaches Juan Carlos Michia and Dave Simeone, and St. Stephen’s Academy coach Bobby Murphy.

At the end of the symposium all the participants will get the chance to watch the one of the best rivalries in the world – the U.S. vs. Mexico at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Registration is open to all coaches, with “A” License coaches attending the symposium earning one unit toward the renewal of their license. Cost to register for the symposium is $45 dollars for U.S. Soccer Coaching Organization members and $55 dollars for non-members. The cost of the symposium includes one ticket to the USA vs. Mexico match at Reliant Stadium on May 8. In order to assure a spot in the symposium, interested coaches must register by May 6.

To register for the event coaches can contact Juan Carlos Michia at or James Clarkson, the State Director of Coaching for South Texas, at When registering, coaches are asked to include their name, e-mail address, home address, home phone number and work phone number.

A detailed tentative schedule is available at: