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MLS Futbolito Kicks Off Live on Univision's Republica Deportiva This Sunday

April 25, 2008 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release

NEW YORK (Friday, April 25, 2008) -The League's official 4-v-4 soccer tournament, MLS Futbolito™, kicks off its sixth season live from Miami on Univision's Republica Deportiva this Sunday, April 27. MLS Futbolito, co-presented by Panasonic and Sierra Mist, is a series of all-day events with various activities surrounding the soccer competition. The 14-event, 13-city tour, targets the League's growing multicultural fan base.

MLS Ambassadors Marco Etcheverry and Martin Zúñiga will serve as the program's official spokespersons, plus special guest Chicago Fire midfielder Diego Gutierrez. For further information please visit official website

What: National 2008 launch of MLS Futbolito 2008, live on Republica Deportiva (Univision)

Who: MLS Player: Diego Gutierrez, Chicago Fire MLS Ambassadors Marco Etcheverry and Martin Zuñiga and other soccer legends and Univision celebrities

Location: Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127th Ave., Miami, FL 33183.

Time: Event takes place starting at 9 am ET; Republica goes live starting at 11 am ET on Univision

Other: Photo opportunities will available.

Media interested in attending should contact Gabe Gabor at 917-364-2755 / There will be hospitality for media (light snacks and beverages).

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