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Beat Announce 3-Day Tournament

October 28, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release


KENNESAW, GA (October 28, 2010) - The Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer held a press conference today announcing Torneo de las Americas (Tournament of the Americas), a three-day U-20 men's tournament featuring the United States, Mexico and Colombia. The tournament begins Friday, Nov. 26 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 28 as it marks the second event of the El Patrón International Soccer Series at KSU Soccer Stadium.

"After last week announcing an international friendly between Guatemala and Guyana, it is with great pleasure that we announce Torneo de las Americas," said Scott Spencer, Atlanta Beat director of special events. "We look forward to showcasing these exciting matches at the only soccer specific facility in the Southeast."

Torneo de las Americas kick-offs Friday, Nov. 26 at 3:30PM when the USA hosts Colombia. The U.S. U-20 men recently won the prestigious Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and are expected to have a roster of all professional players.

The second match of the tournament features Mexico against Colombia in a Latin American showdown at 3:30 PM before the USA and Mexico meet in the grand finale on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 3:30PM.

Tickets to the event start at $14 per game and are on sale to the public Thursday, Oct. 28 at Noon EST through www.theatlantabeat.com and at the KSU Soccer Stadium ticket box office (on day of game). Tickets are also available at CV Futbol locations in Norcross (770-453-1405), Marietta (678-354-5535) and Rome (706-295-2818) in addition to H Mart locations in Duluth (678-543-4000), Riverdale (678-435-0909), John's Creek (678-317-0240), Suwanee (770-932-9511) and Doraville (770-986-2300). Groups of 20 or more receive a special discount by calling 678-298-4780.

"The community can have a healthy leisure time in a sport that, for a moment, will make them forget the difficulties faced in everyday life," said Armando Bello, press officer for the General Consulate of Mexico. "This game is bringing a team with which we all identify. It will encourage the unity and cohesion of the community." El Patron, 105.3 FM of Clear Channel Radio, is the official title sponsor for matches featuring major clubs and full national teams at KSU Soccer Stadium. "El Patron 105.3 is committed to becoming the premiere sports destination for our listeners and this expanded partnership with the Atlanta Beat and the U-20 Tournament allows us to further deliver on that promise to our listeners and advertisers alike," said Raffy Contigo Program Director WBZY-F El Patron 105.3. "As the official media partner of the El Patrón International Soccer Series, we will be providing our audience with a dynamic soccer experience."

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