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Pumas, River Plate part of international soccer at Silverdome


PONTIAC: The Silverdome is pleased to announce it will host an invitational International Soccer Tournament at the Pontiac Silverdome on February 4 & 6, 2012.


The International Soccer Tournament to be held at the Silverdome will feature world class football teams from Argentina, Hungary and Mexico to play a championship match at the Pontiac Silverdome.


Event Promoter Pius Oleh, President of AmeriSoccer USA, LLC has been working with the international teams and the Pontiac Silverdome operators for more than one year to plan this match to bring professional soccer to Metro Detroit. Soccer is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in the United States and is the most widely watched spectator sport in the world.

This International Soccer Tournament will feature four international teams to

compete in Detroit. The soccer teams are: River Plate of Argentina; UNAM

Pumas of Mexico; Ferencvarosi FC and Vasas FC of Hungary. The teams will fly

to Detroit for this special match tournament from European matches.


“We are very excited to bring world class soccer tournament play to Metro

Detroit,” said AmeriSoccer President Pius Oleh. “As a passionate fan of this world

game of football, I am confident the many amateur soccer fans in Southeastern

Michigan will want to see this match in-person and we have already received

great interest from many soccer clubs and local schools.” Mr. Oleh is the only

registered FIFA Match Agent in the State of Michigan and one of 17 in the United



The tournament schedule begins with the teams arriving on February 2 and

playing warm-up and practice games at the Silverdome on February 3. The

official game schedule is Saturday, February 4, 2012, Game 1, UNAM Pumas FC,

Mexico vs. Vasas FC Hungary at 2 p.m. Game 2, River Plate FC Argentina vs.

Ferencvarosi FC Hungary 6 p.m Monday evening a championship match will

follow a consolation match to be held at 6 p.m. with Invitational Tournament

Championship game at 8 p.m.


Some 40,000 soccer fans from Metro Detroit and surrounding areas are expected

to attend. Tickets for each day of the match are $30 general admission. A two-day

ticket is also available for a $50. Tickets available online at Silverdomevents.com

or by calling the box office at 248-338-7000. Group discounts available on block

ticket purchases. (more)


Updates on the teams, key player profiles and other event information is also

available on FaceBook.com/Silverdome and on Twitter at @silverdomenews

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