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2012 Major League Soccer Central Coast Showcase Set for Feb. 10

2012 Major League Soccer Central Coast Showcase Set for Feb. 10

MUSTANG HEAD COACH PAUL HOLOCHER DISCUSSES MLS CENTRAL COAST SHOWCASE (video)

PURCHASE TICKETS

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly Athletics Department will host a Major League Soccer exhibition match for the second-successive year following Thursday's announcement that the San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids will meet inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium in the 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase. Kickoff time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The match marks the second season in a row that San Jose and Colorado will meet in an exhibition tuneup at Spanos Stadium. Behind striker Chris Wondolowski's (above, center) 29th-minute penalty, San Jose edged Colorado, 1-0, on March 4, 2011.

"Major League Soccer has grown into a league that now attracts some of the most recognizable players in the world, such as Thierry Henry and David Beckham. The league's rapid ascension in popularity and talent level is impressive, especially when seen up close," sixth-year Mustang head coach Paul Holocher said. "Both San Jose and Colorado boast players that represent the United States Men's National Team and we're once again proud to bring two of the top clubs in the league to Cal Poly. We're looking forward to an exciting and enjoyable evening with all of the great soccer fans on the central coast."

Pre-sale tickets for the match are $12 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 2-13) and seniors (60 and above). Cal Poly students, staff and faculty may purchase tickets for $5 in person (ID required at time of purchase. Students will be limited to one ticket per purchase; staff will have the option of two).  

The pre-sale will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Gate prices leading into the event will be $15 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors. The $5 option for students, staff and faculty will still be in place on match night.

All seating will be general admission.

To purchase tickets for the 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase, please contact the Cal Poly Athletics Department ticket office at 1-866-GoStangs, (805) 756-5806 or www.gopoly.com. The ticket office is located in front of Mott Gym on the Cal Poly campus.

The 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase marks San Jose's  fourth trip to San Luis Obispo during the previous five years. The Earthquakes defeated Columbus, 2-1, during the inaugural 2008 event. The Earthquakes also produced a scoreless draw versus D.C. United during the same event.

The 2009 MLS Central Coast Showcase played host to Seattle Sounders FC's first competitive match, a 3-2 loss to San Jose. The Earthquakes then tuned up for their 2009 campaign with a 2-0 victory against Houston Dynamo.