Copa Tecate, the largest Hispanic male amateur soccer tournament in the nation...

Copa Tecate, the largest Hispanic male amateur soccer tournament in the nation heads into the Quarter Finals this weekend

Eight teams compete for a shot at the Semi Finals


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Norwalk, CT–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 30, 2004–For a fourth consecutive year,
the largest Hispanic male amateur soccer tournament, Copa Tecate, will host
its Quarter Finals playoffs this weekend.  Eight soccer leagues from across
the U.S. will give it their all for an opportunity to compete in the upcoming
Semi Finals in San Jose on August 14.

This weekend’s lineup of matches includes San Francisco vs. Fresno; Phoenix
vs. El Paso; New York vs. Dallas; and Atlanta vs. Houston.

The intensity and sportsmanship witnessed with each of these leagues in the
Round of 16 is only a precursor to what will be seen in the Quarter Finals competition. 
Memorable highlights from each team in the Round of 16 include:

— Aguaje (San Francisco) and Mexico F.C. (Fresno) advanced to the Quarter
Finals in their first-ever Copa Tecate appearance.

— Deportivo Guerrero (Phoenix) turned out multiple goal scorers, Salvador
Sanchez and Jorge Fernandez – two goals apiece to earn a victory with the
highest goal total defeating Bella Vista (Los Angeles) 7-2.

— In a 2-0 victory, Altavista (El Paso) defeated Soles (Albuquerque) –
the lowest goal total

— First-year participants Pumas (Atlanta) took a 2-1 victory against Irapuato
(N. Carolina)

Leagues returning to the Quarter Finals in consecutive years are Phoenix (Deportivo
Guerrero); Dallas (Toros); New York (Paraguay Giant); and El Paso (Altavista). 
While all teams are eager to represent their hometown for the national win,
Altavista— former tournament champion — is the only team that stands
to gain a two-time victory.  Let the competition begin!

Quarter Finals Game Schedule

Date  Game               

7/31  San Francisco vs.  
PAL Facility (SAN JOSE)   2:00 PM

8/1   Phoenix vs.        
Swap Meet (PHOENIX)       11:00 AM
El Paso

8/1   Dallas vs.      
   Club Trinidad (DALLAS)    12 noon
New York

8/1   Houston vs.        
Parque Azteca (HOUSTON)   2:00 PM

Coming Soon: The Copa Tecate Championship Tournament

The semi-finals and finals playoff series will take place on August 14th and
15th in San Jose, California — the official host city of the 2004 Copa
Tecate — at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University.  Big plans
are underway to capture the excitement and passion of the sport of soccer with
special guest celebrities, music, and the World’s Largest Soccer Jersey! 
This larger-than-life jersey will serve as a symbolic gesture to wish the Mexican
team good luck in Athens.  More information to come soon!  Stay logged
onto for all the latest and greatest.

About CopaTecate

In its fourth consecutive year, Copa Tecate is a network of Mexican-American
and Hispanic American adult, amateur soccer leagues that compete in local qualifying
to determine 19 regional winners who advance to single elimination national
championship games.  Local qualifying began in February as more than 80
amateur teams and more than 65,000 participants played their hearts out hoping
to advance to the Quarter Finals playoff rounds.  The Round of 16 playoffs
ended in June with the defending championship market (Chicago) eliminated making
way for a new winner in 2004.

Keep track of your local hometown team by logging onto 
Learn more about the tournament, view results from the playoff matches, and
see the latest soccer-themed Copa Tecate TV ad that will air nationally promoting
the tournament.

Tecate, first brewed in 1944 in the small Mexican town of Tecate, is the #4
imported beer in the U.S. and the #1 selling import in a can.  A refreshing,
authentic Mexican beer, Tecate is consumed with salt and lime and is a favorite
among Mexican-Americans.

Labatt USA headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., imports and brews an array of specialty
beers including Labatt Blue, Rolling Rock, Stella Artois, Dos Equis and Tecate. 
As America’s Specialty Beer Company, Labatt USA has the most diversified
beer brand portfolio of any company in the U.S.

Labatt USA is a joint venture of Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd., Canada, which is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Interbrew S.A. of Belgium and of FEMSA Cerveza
S.A. de C.V. of Mexico, owner of Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma.


Labatt USA
Andrés Siefken
(203) 849-364
Euro RSCG Magnet Latino
Marcie Perez
(909) 272-1888 ext. 22

Copa Tecate, the largest Hispanic male amateur soccer tournament in the nation heads into the Quarter Finals this weekend