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Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América to play at Stockton Arena

January 21, 2008 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - California Cougars News Release

Stockton, CA - Jan. 21, 2008 - The California Cougars, of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), announce a special all-star weekend of indoor soccer events to take place February 9 and 10 at Stockton Arena.

The Cougars have partnered with Mexican World Cup legend Missael Espinoza to present "Leyendas de los Clasicos" at Stockton Arena. The event will feature "Chivas de Guadalajara" (Chivas) vs. "Club Deportivo América" (Club América) in a friendly beginning at 7:15 on February 9, 2008. The rosters will consist of a collection of Mexico's soccer legends. Tickets to this special event range from $15.00 to $35.00.

A formal press conference announcing the partnership is scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at 5:15 p.m. It will be held at Stockton Arena before the Cougars play the expansion Orlando Sharks at 6:15 p.m. Interested media members should contact Greg Young, Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Cougars, for proper media credentials. Cougars head coach Bernie Lilavois, Espinoza and former Chivas de Guadalajara goalkeeper Martín Zúñiga are scheduled to attend the conference.

The Chivas roster includes: Espinoza, Marco Antonio "Chima" Ruiz, Jose Luis Montes De Oca, Felipe Robles, El "Campeoncito" Hernandez, Alberto Coyote, Alberto "Guarmeru" Garcia, Gabriel "Gabi" Garcia, Ignacio Vasquez, Gustavo "Gusano" Nápoles and Manuel Rios.

Adrian Chavez, Enrique Rodon, Cecilio De Los Santos, Guillermo Naranjo, Edson Astivia, Isaac Terrazas, Raul Rodrigo Lara, Paco Uribe, Jorge Toledano, El "Fantasma" Figueroa and Antonio Carlos Santos are all confirmed for the Club América roster.

"Leyendas de los Clasicos" is preceded by Cougars' soccer clinics. California's players and coaches will hold four free two hour clinics beginning at 9:00AM for youth soccer players. Children 14 and under are eligible to enroll for the free clinics, youths attending will receive free passes to the Cougars All-Star event the following day.

On February 10 the Cougars and the Premiere Arena Soccer League (PASL) will participate in a doubleheader event featuring the very best of the PASL and the Cougars.

The PASL matches begin at 11:00AM with the Pacific Division All-Stars versus the Northwest Division All-Stars. The second match of the doubleheader features the Cougars against the PASL National All-Stars. All fans who purchase tickets to the doubleheader will receive a free pass for the Cougars February 15 match against the Chicago Storm.

The Storm match-up will be televised nationally on Fox Soccer Channel beginning at 8:00PM. The match marks the first time Stockton Arena will appear on national television this season.

Call (209) 373-1563 for more information regarding "Leyendas de los Clasicos."

Tickets for Cougars events can be purchased by calling (209) 373-1550 and by visiting

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