International Soccer Returns to the Sports Capital of Texas

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International soccer is coming back to the Sports Capital! Liga MX rivals Chivas de Guadalajara and Tigres will meet in a friendly at Dell Diamond on Saturday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m. The match is presented by SPD Sports in conjunction with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment.

“We are proud to bring Liga MX soccer back to Dell Diamond for the second time this season,” Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment COO J.J. Gottsch said. “Chivas and Tigres are two of the very best clubs in Mexico and we are excited to welcome them back to Central Texas.”

Chivas is one of the most iconic teams in Liga MX, with a league-record 12 championships. Guadalajara’s recent success includes winning the Liga MX Clausura 2017 and Copa MX Clausura 2017, becoming the first team to win the league and Copa in the same season since the return of Copa MX in 2012. Los Rojiblancos may feature stars such as goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota, midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro and forward Alan Pulido. Las Chivas return to Round Rock for the first time since 2015 when they defeated Pachuca 1-0 in the first-ever soccer match at Dell Diamond.


Tigres’ six championships and recent success have placed the team amongst the top teams in Liga MX. Los Auriazules have won Liga MX each of the last two years and reached the final of international tournaments Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF Champions League. Mexico’s reigning champion may feature stars such as forward André-Pierre Gignac, goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán and Mexican international midfielder Jürgen Damm. This match marks the second time in 2018 that Tigres will play at Dell Diamond as the team previously beat Pachuca 2-0 on July 8.

Tickets start at $40 and will be on sale beginning Thursday, August 23. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Dell Diamond ticket office, online at or by calling 512-255-2255. Tickets are also on sale at La Michocana Meat Market locations in Central Texas.

Photo of international soccer players from the Tigres and Chivas, playing October 13 in Round Rock

About Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment
Created in 1998, Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment has evolved into one of the premier sports and entertainment ownership groups. They founded the Round Rock Express (Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers) in 2000 and the Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros) in 2005, before selling the Hooks to the Astros in 2013. They expanded their portfolio with the addition of Ryan Sanders Sports Services (RS3) in the fall of 2013, capitalizing on their expertise in the hospitality and turf services sectors. The group also runs successful events throughout Texas, including Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam, Conquer the Coast and Big League Weekend.

About SPD Sports 
SPD is an International Soccer Promotion agency, bringing to Texas the most popular soccer teams and organizing exciting games for the Hispanic community.