IU Closes Spring with U-20 Mexican National Team this Sunday
April 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's soccer team will close its 2013 spring schedule with a match on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. ET against the Under-20 Mexican National Team on Jerry Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for IU students/youths. You can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com, by calling the IU Ticket Office at 866-IUSPORTS or at the gate on the day of the match.
This is the seventh meeting between the squads with Indiana holding a 2-4 record against its Mexican counterparts. The U-20 squad recently won the CONCACAF title and is preparing for this summer's U-20 World Cup. Seven of the starters (Francisco Flores, Hedgardo Marin, Antonio Briseño, Armando Zamorano, Marco Bueno, Uvaldo Luna and Richard Sanchez) from that CONCACAF championship team will make the trip to Bloomington. In addition, Sanchez, Briseño, Bueno, Flores, Jorge Espericueta and Carlos Guzman were members of the 2011 team that won the U-17 World Cup.
Last year Mexico was a 2-1 winner over the Hoosiers, with Joe Tolen scoring the lone goal for IU. In 2010, the Hoosiers posted a 2-0 victory behind goals from Tyler McCarroll and Will Bruin in front of a crowd of 4,125. It marked the first shutout for the Hoosiers in the series. In 2008, Mexico came away with a 2-0 victory in front of nearly 5,000 fans. In 2007 the U-20 Mexican National Team down the Hoosiers by a 2-0 score in front of a crowd of 6,000 fans. Javier Hernandez (Chicharito), current Mexican National Team star and starter for Manchester United, scored the first goal in that match. Mexico won the first game in 2005 by the score of 2-1, with Heriberto Beltran scoring the game-winner in the 82nd minute. The Tricolores would go on to win the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup that summer.
Sunday's match will feature an adidas giveaway for the first 500 fans, while a mariachi band will perform at halftime, along with a visit from the Pizza X van. Fans will also have a chance to take a picture with the 2012 NCAA Championship trophy, located at the marketing table in the northwest corner of the stadium under the flagpole.
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