CHICAGO (August 14, 2007) — Tickets for the Sept. 9 Clash of Champions at Soldier Field between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Brazil will go on sale to the general public this Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. CT at ussoccer.com. The match pits the North America champion vs. the South America champion, and tickets are expected to be in high demand for the historic 3 p.m. CT match.
A special presale for registered U.S. Soccer fans will be held between 10 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 16. All fans who sign up for membership at ussoccerfan.com by the end of the day Wednesday will be eligible to participate.
Tickets start at $40 and will go on sale to the general public 24 hours after the start of the private sale on Friday, August 17, at 10 a.m. CT through 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).
Beginning with the presale, U.S. supporters groups including Sam’s Army will be able to purchase tickets for a special supporters section. Also, groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
As a special benefit to VISA cardholders, a VISA pre-sale will be held between 3 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 16, at ussoccer.com. VISA, the preferred payment card of U.S. Soccer, is the only payment method accepted for this advance sale opportunity.
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 were on 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.