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Serie A Champion Juventus FC and D.C. United Join the 2012 World Football Challenge

For Immediate Release                                        
Marisabel Muñoz, MLS Communications, +1-212-450-1262 / marisabel.munoz@mlssoccer.com
Matt Dianella/Beth McClinton, CAA Sports, +1-424-288-2000 / mdianella@caa.com/ bmcclinton@caa.com
 
 
SERIE A CHAMPION JUVENTUS FC AND D.C. UNITED JOIN THE 2012 WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE; REAL MADRID ADDS GAME
 
World Football Challenge Headed to Las Vegas for First Time
 
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES(Monday, May 21, 2012) – Serie A champion Juventus FC, together with four-time Major League Soccer (MLS) champion D.C. United, today announced their participation in the 2012 World Football Challenge.  Spain’s La Liga Champion Real Madrid, previously announced participant, has also added a fixture to the schedule and will face Juventus FC in Las Vegas.
 
Additional clubs confirmed to participate in the World Football Challenge include European powerhouses Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, and AC Milan, along with MLS sides LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC, in the event taking place July 18 through August 11. 
 
Juventus FC, winner of 28 Italian Serie A league titles, will visit Washington, D.C. to face D.C. United on Saturday, July 28 at RFK Stadium. Tickets will go on sale to the public today, Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET.To purchase tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.com or call 202-587-5000.
 
Juventus FC will also travel to Las Vegas to face Real Madrid on Sunday, August 5 at Sam Boyd Stadium.  Tickets are now on sale at UNLVtickets.com or by calling toll free 855.2LV.KICK / 855.258.5425 (out of state) or 702.739.3267 (local).
 
One of the largest and most successful soccer exhibitions ever staged in North America, the World Football Challenge brings together many of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated soccer clubs to play in major sports venues across the region.  The event gives soccer fans the unique opportunity to see global superstars play live and experience first-hand the fast-paced, skillful competition that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world.  Now in its third year, the World Football Challenge is hosted in partnership by CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, and Major League Soccer (MLS), the top-flight professional soccer league in the U.S. and Canada.  More than half a million fans attended the event last year and sports fans across North America will once again enjoy a summer of top international matches in 2012. 
 
Additional details regarding theWorld Football Challenge including ticket information, teams, match schedule, event sponsors and broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks, and posted on the event’s official site, www.WorldFootballChallenge.com.
 
Details regarding media accreditation for the 2012 World Football Challenge will be announced the first week of June.
 
2012 World Football Challenge Schedule (as of May 21, 2012)
Date                 Game                                                               Venue                                       City                             Time (ET)
July 18              Seattle Sounders FC v Chelsea FC                     CenturyLink Field                       Seattle, WA                   9:30 p.m.
July 21              Toronto FC v Liverpool FC                                Rogers Centre                           Toronto, ON                  4:00 p.m.
July 22              Chelsea FC v Paris Saint-Germain                      Yankee Stadium                        New York, NY               7:00 p.m.
July 28              D.C. United v Juventus FC                                 RFK Stadium                            Washington, D.C.          6:00 p.m.
July 28              Chelsea FC v AC Milan                                      Sun Life Stadium                       Miami, FL                      6:00 p.m.
Aug. 2              LA Galaxy v Real Madrid                                   Home Depot Center                   Carson, CA                   10:30 p.m.
Aug. 5              Real Madrid v Juventus FC                                Sam Boyd Stadium                   Las Vegas, NV              11:00 p.m.
 
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