LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fox Sports en Espanol announced today the schedule for its live telecasts of the InterLiga(TM) tournament, the only all-Mexican professional club soccer tournament played entirely on U.S. soil. Exclusive Spanish-language coverage of InterLiga(TM) kicked off on Fox Sports en Espanol on January 2nd and includes a total of 14 matches. The tournament will take place in Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles.
“We are extremely proud to bring our viewers this exciting tournament for the 6th consecutive year,” said David Sternberg, General Manager & Executive Vice President of Fox Sports International. “I can’t think of a better way to kick-start 2009; presenting the first Super Clasico on January 3rd featuring the Chivas vs. America match.”
The eight participating teams competing in InterLiga(TM) 2009 include: Group A — 2008 Mexican Apertura champions, Toluca, as well as UAG, Morelia, Pachuca and Group B — Tigres UANL, CD Guadalajara, Atlas and America. Fox Sports en Espanol will have a live remote show hosted by Alejandro Luna prior to broadcasting the live action from InterLiga(TM), which will also feature commentaries by Jorge Ramos, Elmur Souza and Hernan Pereyra.
“As my first project for 2009, I am thrilled to host the pre-game show for InterLiga,” commented Alejandro Luna, host for Fox Sports en Espanol. “I am honored to bring Hispanics across the nation the play-by-play of such a
The InterLiga(TM) 2009 tournament will determine the two final club berths for Copa Santander Libertadores, the largest international club tournament in South America, featuring 38 participating teams. Copa Santander Libertadores will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009 and will kick-off on January 27th.
FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL TELECAST SCHEDULE:
INTERLIGA(TM) 2009 SCHEDULE (all times local)
Friday, January 2 – Pizza Hut Park (Dallas, Texas)
Game 1 – Group A – Toluca vs. Morelia – 19:00
Game 2 – Group A – UAG vs. Pachuca – 21:30
Saturday, January 3 – Robertson Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Game 3 – Group B – Tigres UANL vs. Atlas – 19:00
Game 4 – Group B – CD Guadalajara vs. America – 21:30
Monday, January, 5 – Robertson Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Game 5 – Group A – UAG vs. Morelia – 19:00
Game 6 – Group A – Toluca vs. Pachuca – 21:30
Tuesday, January 6 – Pizza Hut Park (Dallas, Texas)
Game 7 – Group B – Tigres UANL vs. America – 19:00
Game 8 – Group B – CD Guadalajara vs. Atlas – 21:30
Thursday, January 8 – Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
Game 9 – Group A – Morelia vs. Pachuca – 18:00
Game 10 – Group A – Toluca vs. UAG – 20:30
Friday, January 9 – Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
Game 11 – Group B – Atlas vs. America – 18:30
Game 12 – Group B – Tigres UANL vs. CD Guadalajara – 21:00
Sunday, January 11 – Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
Final 1 – 16:00
Final 2 – 18:30
For more information and to buy tickets, please log on to http://www.interliga.com.
About Fox Sports en Espanol
Fox Sports en Espanol features more than 1,500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with a few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLiga(TM), the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which 4.8 million are U.S. Hispanic Households. Fox Sports en Espanol is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Espanol online at foxsportsla.msn.com.
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