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Mexico to face Angola on May 13 at Reliant Stadium


HOUSTON — The Mexican national team will face Angola in the final match of their 2010 U.S. Tour on Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. CT at Reliant Stadium. The match is presented by Degree Men.

Tickets and suites are available to the general public for the rest of Mexico’s 2010 U.S. Tour matches. Tickets can be purchased at all TicketMaster outlets, including all Houston-area Fiesta stores, online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Suites can be purchased through the Houston Texans at 832-667-2160. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol encourages its fans to go online and purchase tickets using their Visa cards.

Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Mexican National Team as they finalize their preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The Houston match, the final game of the Mexican squad’s pre-World Cup tour through the United States, will mark the first time El Tri will face Angola since their last meeting in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, where the teams played to a scoreless draw in group action.

The match at Reliant Stadium will be Mexico’s ninth in Houston. El Tri first played at Reliant Stadium in a friendly match with the United States which ended in a scoreless draw in 2003. In addition to the 2005, 2007 and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments, Mexico played a pair of matches at Reliant Stadium in 2008, facing the U.S. in a friendly and Belize in a World Cup qualifying match.

Date Opponent Event Result (Att.)
May 8, 2003 United States Friendly 0-0 (69,582)
July 11, 2005 Jamaica Gold Cup – Group C 1-0 (45,311)
July 17, 2005 Colombia Gold Cup – Quarterfinal 1-2 (60,050)
June 13, 2007 Panama Gold Cup – Group C 1-0 (68,417)
June 17, 2007 Costa Rica Gold Cup – Quarterfinal 1-0 (70,092)
February 6, 2008 United States Friendly 2-2 (70,103)
June 15, 2008 Belize World Cup Qualifying 2-0 (50,137)
July 9, 2009 Panama Gold Cup – Group C 1-1 (47,713)

During its six-city 2010 U.S. Tour, El Tri will showcase its World Cup hopefuls in every region of the United States. Following wins in San Francisco and Pasadena, in its first two matches, el Tri next travels to Charlotte on March 24 to face Iceland. Mexico will then play three U.S. based matches in the month of May. The nation will partake in the first international sporting event at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 7 versus Ecuador, at Chicago’s Soldier Field on May 10 against Senegal, and then in Houston.

Date Opponent City Stadium Time(CT)/Result
Feb. 24 Bolivia San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park 5-0 W / 34,244
Mar. 3 New Zealand Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl 2-0 / 90,526
Mar. 24 Iceland Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 7 p.m.
May 7 Ecuador New York, NYNew Meadowlands Stadium8 p.m.
May 10 Senegal Chicago, IL Soldier Field 8 p.m.
May 13 Angola Houston, TX Reliant Stadium 8 p.m.

Returning for the Mexican National Team’s 2010 U.S. Tour as sponsors are adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Degree Men, Jose Cuervo, Makita, NAPA Auto Parts, The Home Depot, and Visa, while welcoming in new partners Cacique and Wrigley’s Extra gum. Together, the tour sponsors will again make the Mexican National Team’s matches an all-day event, with the ever-popular Fútbol Fiesta, an interactive zone that spans more than 100,000 square feet at every game and includes live music, games, celebrities and thousands of promotional items.
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