CHICAGO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A major opportunity is coming to Chicago for Monarcas de Morelia fans and soccer lovers in general. Cruzeiro, one of Brazil's most prestigious soccer clubs, will play Monarcas de Morelia in a friendly match June 29 at Toyota Park at 3 p.m.
Stars like goalkeeper Federico Vilar and defender Joel Huiqui of Monarcas, and Cruzeiro goalkeeper Fabio Maciel and midfielder Diego Souza, are coming at the initiative of Schneider Soccer and 2SV. "This game is going to make history, believe it or not, it's the first time a first division Brazilian soccer club has ever played in Chicago," said Wally Hansan, Schneider Soccer executive. "We wanted fans to see some of the stars of Brazilian and Mexican soccer, so we're bringing two top-notch teams from different countries to play on neutral ground, which promises to be a spectacular event."
Founded in 1921, Cruzeiro is the only Brazilian soccer club to hold the distinction of having won the trifecta in the same season: the Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil and Campeonato Mineiro in 2003. Among the big names to have donned Cruzeiro's blue jersey are Tostao who played for Brazil's 1970 World Cup champion team, and Ronaldo "the phenomenon," who helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup title. Monarcas has established itself as a leader in the Mexican league having consistently made it to the liguilla playoffs, including 4 finals, and appearing in international tournaments and 2 CONCACAF Champions Cup finals.
Learn the Brazilian Soccer Style: Soccer Camps for Youth
Another unique opportunity that Schneider Soccer is bringing to Chicago is a youth soccer camp offered to children and teenagers 6-18 years old. The company has partnered with the famous Brazilian youth soccer academy "Cruzeiro" and for the first time will be offering kids the privilege of learning the Brazilian soccer style, famous worldwide for its first-class techniques. The camps will be held June 24-28, July 8-11 and July 22-26. For more information about the camps and to purchase tickets for the Monarcas-Cruzeiro game, visit http://chicagosoccer2013.com/
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