Chester, Pa. (August 30, 2010) – Chivas de Guadalajara today unveiled their 21-man roster for their upcoming game against Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, September 1 at PPL Park. The match will feature all 11 starters from the recent Copa Libertadores final, including Adolfo Bautista and Patricio Araujo both of whom scored in Latin America’s most important club competition. Major League Soccer’s newest Designated Player Omar Bravo will also visit PPL Park on Wednesday. Bravo, who recently signed with the Kansas City Wizards, will join MLS in 2011.
Tickets are still available for the match, which is presented by Comcast, by calling 877-21-UNION or CLICKING HERE. Kick-off is set for 8:00 p.m.
Chivas is Mexico’s most successful team having won a record 11 titles since the start of the professional era. The team entered the 2010 Copa Libertadores final with the hope of becoming Mexico’s first club to ever win the competition but fell 2-1 and 3-2, respectively, to Brazil’s F.C. Internacional in the two-leg tournament final.
Chivas de Guadalajara
GOALKEEPERS: Luis Michel, Sergio Arias
DEFENDERS: Hector Reynoso, Mario De Luna, Edgar Mejia, Miguel Ponce, Jonny Magallón, Patricio Araujo, Christian Moran
MIDFIELDERS: Xavier Baez, Dionicio Escalante, Jorge Enriquez, Marco Fabian, Ulises Davila, Sergio Avila, Mitchel Oviedo
FORWARDS: Omar Arellano, Omar Bravo, Adolfo Bautista, Michel Vazquez, Jesus Sanchez
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Jose Luis Real
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Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union and is comprised of Chairman/Owner Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher Buccini, Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group. The group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park, the brand new $122 million soccer specific stadium on the Chester Waterfront, on June 27, 2010. PPL Park, the home of Philadelphia Union, holds approximately 18,500 seats and will host various events throughout the year. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.