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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Brazil v. Canada May 31st at Qwest

The next question is...will he be coming?

The rumored international friendly has been confirmed by Canadian press and Fox Soccer Channel who both ran the same brief announcement yesterday.

Tickets will go on sale shortly and will likely be hot commodities with Brazilian admirers shuffling with our friends across the border to fill Qwest Field.


  1. It looks to be official now!

    Excellent news for the 206!


    Brazilian stars expected to travel in preparation for World Cup qualifiers

    NEW YORK (Tuesday, April 29, 2008) – Soccer United Marketing today announced that five-time world champion Brazil will play two matches in the United States in 2008. On Saturday, May 31, Brazil will face Canada at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash., and will then travel to the East Coast to face Venezuela in Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Friday, June 6, in a doubleheader with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer in its regular season match versus FC Dallas.

    Brazil is expected to call up its world-renown superstars such as Kaka, Robinho, Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato given its 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier match versus Paraguay on June 14, in Paraguay at Defensores del Chaco, a week after the U.S. tour.

    May 31 – Brazil vs. Canada (Qwest Field, Seattle, WA)

    In partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, SUM will organize the first match of the Brazilian National Team on Saturday, May 31 at Qwest Field. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

    The last time that the Brazilian National Team played in Seattle was in May 1976 when they faced the USA League XI in a 2-0 win in the USA Bicentenary Cup. The last time that Canadian National Team played in Seattle was on July 9, 2005 in a 2-0 loss to the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil’s all-time record against Canada is 1-1-0.

    Canada, led by Houston Dynamo star Dwayne De Rosario and Deportivo la Coruña’s Julian de Guzmán, is currently preparing for the start of its 2010 World Cup Qualifying campaign against Saint Vincent and Grenadines on June 15 in Kingston, Jamaica before the return leg five days later in Montreal.

    Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $35-$125 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 206.628.0888, visiting www.soundersfc.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and in person at all ticketmaster outlets or the Qwest Field Box Office: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Groups of 20 or more should call 1-877-MLS-GOAL.

    Tickets will be available in advance of the general public on-sale for all Sounders FC season ticket holders. For information on Sounders FC season tickets please visit www.soundersfc.com or call 1-877-MLS-GOAL


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