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Ticket Sales Reach 20,000 for USA-Brazil Clash of Champions on Sept. 9 at Soldier Field


CHICAGO (August 20, 2007) — Tickets sales for the Sept. 9 Clash of Champions at Soldier Field between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Brazil have reached the 20,000 mark after going on sale to the general public just three days ago.

The match pits the North America champion vs. the South America champion, and tickets are expected to continue to be in high demand for the historic game, which kicks off in Chicago at 3 p.m. CT. The $250 On-Field Seats for the event have sold out, and only single tickets remain at the $130 Midfield Club and Lower Midfield price level.

Tickets start at $40 and are on sale at ussoccer.com, by phone at 312-559-1212 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Chicagoland (including Carson Pirie Scott, f.y.e., Hot Tix, and Ritmo Latino). Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.

Brazil, ranked No. 1 in the world after winning CONMEBOL’s Copa America this July, will be making a rare trip to the United States with their full roster as they begin preparations for the start of South American World Cup qualifying in October. Led by two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, Brazil can deploy some of the finest attacking talent in the world. Kaká is regarded as one of the most superb passers in the world and Real Madrid striker Robinho scored 14 goals in helping his side capture the 2006-07 Spanish league title. Former Brazilian international midfielder Dunga took the reigns following the 2006 World Cup, and has amassed an 11-2-3 record since then, including a pair of 3-0 victories against archrivals and No. 2 ranked Argentina.

In the last appearance for the U.S. Men in Chicago, 60,000 fans were on hand at a sold-out Soldier Field to see the U.S. win their second-consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-1 victory vs. Mexico. Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan netted the equalizer and Brazilian-born midfielder Benny Feilhaber’s thunderous strike became the game-winner as the U.S. qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. The U.S. has averaged more than 40,000 fans per game in seven previous appearances at Soldier Field.

This Wednesday, the U.S. takes the field for the first time since Copa America. Head coach Bob Bradley has named a strong roster to take on Sweden in Göteborg live on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision at 2:30 p.m. ET. The match will also be shown delayed at 2:30 p.m. PT on the Galavision West Feed, and fans can follow along online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

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