Sunday, January 20, 2008

Off-topic: Argentina in Los Angeles

Argentina will be playing a friendly match vs. the Guatamalan National Team in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 6th. The encounter will be part of the preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The match will begin at 7:30 PM. The arriving squad is unknown for now, though it will be confirmed on Tuesday. Either way, it doesn't take a genious to anticipate a U-23 squad (with the additions of Riquelme, Demichelis, and Mascherano), due to the Argentine staff's will to prepare the team for the coming Olympics. Don't be surprised if players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Mauro Zarate, Gonzalo Higuain, Ever Banegas, Oscar Ustari, etc. form part of the team that will be playing the Central Americans.

The tickets, which will be priced between $25-75, will be available through several different methods:
- Outside the stadium in the ticket stands. Arguably the most common method, though one would have to wait in line.
- Online through Ticketmaster. This is probably the easiest way to get a hold of your tickets, though there is a small service fee.
- By charge by phone. In my opinion, the other two are the better options. Still, one can still chose to order them this way by calling (213)480-3232.

A huge positive to ordering them in advanced is that you will receive free admissions to see the team train in the Coliseum the day before the match (confirmed by the official website of the stadium). The training session will begin at 7:30 PM, and in order to get in you must present your actual game tickets.

I do not work for the company who is organizing this friendly match, nor do I get commission for every ticket sold. I am just a fanatic of Argentina, who will be attending the game and would like to see as many people as possible. If you (or anyone you know) have the opportunity, make sure to attend this event. I am trying to make this a huge party, so the taking of balloons, confetti, flags, etc. is highly welcomed. Spread the word!

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