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River Plate and C.F. Monterrey to Play January Friendly at Q2 Stadium

December 1, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

Austin, TEXAS -River Plate of Argentina's Primera División and C.F. Monterrey of Mexico's Liga MX will play a friendly match on Tuesday, January 10 at Q2 Stadium in Austin. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT, and will mark the first-ever visit to Q2 Stadium by River Plate. For C.F. Monterrey - known affectionately as "Rayados" - the match marks a return to Austin following a friendly with Club América at Q2 Stadium this past March.

"This match is an exciting opportunity to welcome two historic, and internationally recognized clubs to Q2 Stadium," said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. "River Plate and Rayados have very passionate and far-reaching fanbases and the friendly at Q2 Stadium will give fans of both clubs the chance to see them up close shortly after the conclusion of FIFA World Cup."

Oak Collective Season Ticket and Waitlist members will have access to a ticket pre-sale at 10 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT respectively on Friday, December 2. Tickets go on-sale to the public at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, December 5.

One of the most successful clubs in South America, Buenos Aires-based River Plate has won the Argentine Primera División title a record 37 times, Argentine national cups 14 times, and the Copa Libertadores four (4) times. Austin FC midfielder and Designated Player Sebastián Driussi began his professional career with River Plate, making 102 appearances and scoring 29 goals between 2014 and 2017.

C.F. Monterrey has won five (5) Liga MX titles, three (3) national cups, and five (5) Concacaf Champions League titles. Rayados have performed well historically at the FIFA Club World Cup, with only FC Barcelona and Real Madrid having accrued more points all-time in the competition.

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