River Plate & Others Coming to Cotton Bowl in February?

File this one under the super random. Apparently an international club mini-tournament is coming to the Cotton Bowl in February featuring River Plate, UNAM Pumas and two Hungarian teams.

The tournament schedule begins with the teams arriving on February 7 and playing warm-up and practice games at the Cotton Bowl on February 8. The official game schedule is Thursday, February 9, 2012, Game 1, River Plate FC, Argentina vs. Vasas FC Hungary at 6 p.m. Game 2, UNAM Pumas FC, Mexico vs. Ferencvarosi FC Hungary at 8 p.m. Saturday evening a championship match will follow a consolation match to be held at 6 p.m. with Invitational Tournament Championship game at 8 p.m.

So there's that....Though I'll be shocked if this tournament actually happens, it would be cool to see Rogelio Funes Mori coming home to play in Dallas. River has also been confirmed to be signing David Trezeguet this morning.

Jump for full press release and ticket information

DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AmeriSoccer USA, LLC is pleased to announce it will host an invitational International Soccer Tournament at the Cotton Bowl on February 9-11, 2012.

The International Soccer Tournament will feature world class football teams from Argentina, Hungary and Mexico to play a championship match at the famed Dallas venue. Event Promoter Pius Oleh, President of AmeriSoccer USA, LLC has been working with the international teams and the Cotton Bowl operators for more than one year to plan this match to bring professional soccer to Dallas. Soccer is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in the United States and is the most widely watched spectator sport in the world.

This International Soccer Tournament will feature four international teams to compete in Dallas. The soccer teams are: River Plate of Argentina; UNAM Pumas of Mexico; Ferencvarosi FC and Vasas FC of Hungary. The teams will fly to Dallas from a similar match competition held in Detroit before returning to their home countries.

"We are very excited to bring world class soccer tournament play to Dallas," said AmeriSoccer President Pius Oleh. "As a passionate fan of this world game of football, I am confident the many amateur soccer fans in Texas will want to see this match in-person and we have already received great interest from many soccer clubs and local schools." Mr. Oleh is a registered FIFA Match Agent, only one of 17 duly registered in the United States.

The tournament schedule begins with the teams arriving on February 7 and playing warm-up and practice games at the Cotton Bowl on February 8. The official game schedule is Thursday, February 9, 2012, Game 1, River Plate FC, Argentina vs. Vasas FC Hungary at 6 p.m. Game 2, UNAM Pumas FC, Mexico vs. Ferencvarosi FC Hungary at 8 p.m. Saturday evening a championship match will follow a consolation match to be held at 6 p.m. with Invitational Tournament Championship game at 8 p.m.

Some 40,000 soccer fans from Metro Dallas and surrounding areas are expected to attend. Tickets for each day of the match are $30 general admission. A two-day ticket is also available for $50. Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.com , Ticketmaster outlets including Fiesta, HEB and select Macy's stores. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Group discounts available on block ticket purchases.

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