NASL’s Carolina RailHawks will host two-time Mexican league champion, Puebla FC in a friendly scheduled for 7:30 pm ET at WakeMed Soccer Park on July 6.
The match marks the second time a Mexican side visits Cary, North Carolina in 2013 as Pumas UNAM came to the Triangle on March 20, and topped the RailHawks 2-1 in front of a record crowd of 8,054.
"The Carolina RailHawks are committed to hosting additional high level soccer matches," said RailHawks President Curt Johnson. "Along with corporate partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BB&T, and Summit Hospitality, the RailHawks are excited to host Puebla FC of Liga MX on Saturday, July 6th at WakeMed Soccer Park.
“Puebla is a two-time Mexican Champion and former CONCACAF Champion. They have a history of success and a roster filled with talent. It will be another strong test for the RailHawks and we look forward to competing against them on July 6th."
Founded in 1944, Puebla FC is currently led by head coach Manuel Lapuente, who was also at the helm of the Mexican National Team at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Puebla has also boasted its roster in preparation for the 2013 Liga MX Apertura season with the additions of Oscar Rojas (18 caps for Mexico and over 250 appearances for Club America), Leandro Augusto (6 caps for Mexico and over 300 appearances for Pumas UNAM), and Alfredo Moreno (over 200 league appearances and 2013 Champion with Club Tijuana). They will be joined by Puebla captain Jesus Chavez, Michael Orozco (5 caps for USA), Alberto Medina (56 caps for Mexico and over 300 appearances for CD Guadalajara), DaMarcus Beasley (103 caps for USA), Segundo Castillo (71 caps for Ecuador), and Felix Borja (23 caps for Ecuador).
The RailHawks, who currently trail by a single point for the top spot in the NASL Spring Season Table, will concludes its campaign before taking on Puebla with consecutive matches at WakeMed Soccer Park on June 22, against Minnesota United FC and June 29 vs. the league leaders Atlanta Silverbacks, before closing out the season at the San Antonio Scorpions on July 4.
Individual tickets to the match against Puebla will go on sale on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00am and can be purchased by calling the St. Lawrence Homes Box Office at 919-459-8144 or visiting www.CarolinaRailHawks.com/Puebla.
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