Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Guess Who Is Coming to Play? Argentina!
I had heard whispers about this during the World Cup, and now it is a date. Argentina is scheduled to take on the US Men’s National team on March 26, at the New Meadowlands Stadium at 7:00 p.m. ET. In case a trip to Jersey isn’t in your cards, you can watch the match on ESPN2 or follow via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker or Twitter @ussoccer.
Match ticket prices start at $38 and go on sale Friday, Jan. 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Purchases can be made via Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting Ticketmaster.com.
Since Maradona’s departure as coach of the Argentine side in late 2010, the South American squad has posted a 3-1 record under the direction of Sergio Batista, defeating Ireland, Spain and Brazil. Argentina’s last clash with the home team on American soil took place on June 8, 2008 and ended in a 0-0 draw before a sold-out crowd at Giants Stadium.
The current FIFA Player of the Year, Lionel Messi (Barcelona) will be joined by Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid) and Javier Pastore (Palermo) for a star studded, international exhibition aimed to prepare the team for the Copa America in July.