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Red Bull Arena to Host Greece, Costa Rica for International Friendly

February 21, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York Red Bulls News Release

HARRISON, N.J. - Red Bull Arena will host the national teams of Greece and Costa Rica for an international friendly during the March FIFA window. The teams will meet on Thursday, March 26, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.

New York Red Bulls Red Members will have access to an exclusive presale window today, February 21, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on-sale to the general public today at noon. For more information, call 1.877.727.6223.

Costa Rica, which has qualified for the last two World Cups, is managed by Rónald González Brenes, who has been with the team since September of 2019. Los Ticos are led on the field by Giancarlo Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Rónald Mattarita (NYCFC), Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain) and Marco Ureña (Alajuelense). Costa Rica is coming off of a win and draw in its most recent action in the Concacaf Nations League in November.

Costa Rica are no strangers to Red Bull Arena, having played multiple matches at RBA, including Gold Cup as recently as 2019, and a World Cup Qualifier against the USMNT in 2017.

Greece is led by head coach John van 't Schip, who was given the head coaching job in July of 2019. In six games with the Greece national team, van 't Schip has a 3-2-1 record, including a current three-match win streak. The squad includes captain Kostas Stafylidis (1899 Hoffenheim), Kostas Mitroglu (Marseille), Leonardo Koutris (Mallorca) and Efthymis Koulouris (Toulouse).

Greece has also previously played at Red Bull Arena, facing Bolivia in the run up to their 2014 World Cup appearance.

Since opening in 2010, Red Bull Arena has been a frequent host of international friendlies, including appearances by the United States Men's & Women's National teams, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, as well as numerous top club sides from around the world.


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