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Austin Bold FC and Circuit of the Americas Announce International Soccer Match

February 21, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Austin Bold FC News Release

(AUSTIN, TX) - International soccer is coming back to Austin! The Austin Bold and Circuit of The Americas is proud to announce that Liga MX rivals Rayados and Pachuca will meet in a friendly match at Bold Stadium on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. The match is sponsored by Austin Bold FC.

"We are incredibly excited to be able to host this match and to bring international soccer back to Austin," said COTA chief revenue officer Tim Prukop. "At COTA we want our guests to experience the thrill of being alive, and what a thrill it will be to have two of the best soccer clubs in North America right here at Bold Stadium."

Rayados of Monterrey boasts one of the best resumes in all of international soccer. The reigning champions of the BBVA Liga MX, also captured the CONCACAF Champions League title in 2019, as well as 3rd place in the FIFA Club World Cup. The team features several of the brightest stars in Liga MX including Argentine attacker Rogelio Funes, the clubs second all-time leading scorer, Columbian forward Dorlan Pabon, only the third player in club history to lead the league in scoring, and goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero, who played a crucial role in Rayados championships in 2019.

Founded in 1901, Pachuca is the oldest club in Mexican soccer. They have amassed six national championships and four CONCACAF Champions League titles with their last CONCACAF title coming in 2017. Pachuca's stars include Franco Jara, the Argentine forward who is the club's all-time leading scorer and Rubens Sambueza, the winner of the CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball in 2016.

Tickets start at $20 and will be on sale on Tuesday, February 25. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Bold Stadium ticket office, online at or by calling 512-872-8743.

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