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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'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

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.

1 comment:

  1. Soccer is really important to Argentineans, so they will totally try to win no matter what. Messi is my idol, I was actually in an argentina travel when the Wordl Cup was being played so I cheered for the country and mostly for him. This time is hard, I had so much fun in Argentina that I will always remember it as a good thing!