D.C. United today announced, in conjunction with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), that the club is set to play Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (commonly known as Chivas Guadalajara or Chivas) in a friendly match this summer. The duel will take place on Friday, July 12 at RFK Stadium at 8:00 p.m. ET.
“Club Deportivo Guadalajara and D.C. United are among the most storied clubs in North America, and we’re looking forward to participating in what’s sure to be a competitive match against Chivas,” said D.C United Chief Operating Officer Michael Williamson. “An integral component of our “Summer of Soccer,” this game will provide our fan base yet another opportunity to watch the Black-and-Red take on a world-renowned team.”
Chivas Guadalajara’s summer tour will mark the Mexican club’s first return to the U.S. since October 12, 2011, when Chivas tied MLS’ Sporting Kansas City 2-2 in Kansas City. Prior to facing off against the Black-and-Red, Chivas is set to clash with Club America on Wednesday, July 3 in Las Vegas, NV.
One of the most successful clubs in Mexico, Club Deportivo Guadalajara, has captured 11 titles in Mexico’s Primera División and has raised two Copa México trophies since its founding in 1906. The 107-year-old club is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a provider of amazing talented players to the Mexican national team for many years, including current Mexican National Team Head Coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre, Omar Bravo, Carlos Salcido, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.
Tickets for this match and D.C. United League matches July 27 - October 27 will go on sale to the public Saturday, June 1. All D.C. United plan holders will be eligible for pre-sale opportunity. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 202-587-5000.
Below are the prices for this friendly game versus Chivas:
- Mezzanine: $55
- Midfield: $45
- Sideline: $35
- Endline: $26
About Soccer United Marketing
Founded in 2002, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent soccer business company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region, including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer; the United States Soccer Federation; promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup™. SUM also manages promotional and marketing rights in the United States for Mexico’s most popular sports team, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).
In 2009, SUM announced the creation of the MLS Digital Properties, the only soccer advertising network of its kind, covering all facets of the sport in the U.S., and which allows advertisers to reach millions of soccer fans via online advertising and sponsorships campaigns. These global properties are represented by SUM’s slogan: One Sport. One Company.™ For more information, please visit www.SUMworld.com.