Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Thomas Dooley, founder and CEO, today announced that the American SOCCER-TENNIS Organization (ASTO) will be holding the ASTO exhibition tournament on October 25, 2008, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California, in partnership with Chivas USA. The tournament will be held from 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM. Following at 7:30 PM will be the soccer game between Chivas USA and Houston Dynamo. Tickets for Chivas USA's match will also grant entry to the Soccer-Tennis tournament, and can be purchased by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visiting http://www.cdchivasusa.com.
Soccer-Tennis is a lightening quick hybrid sport with furious, non-contact three-on-three action. Dooley kicked off ASTO in 2006 with the first ever Soccer Tennis Pro Invitational, featuring top-tier professional players from eight nations. The ASTO teams for the 2008 exhibition Tournament will include:
- International Team: Richard Gough (Scotland), Qeum Quem (Brazil), Jose Vasquez, (El Salvador)
- USA: Alexi Lalas, Fernando Clavijo, Eric Wynalda, John O'Brian.
- USA Coed: Joy Fawcett, Aly Wagner, Jaime Arroyo
- Beach Soccer National Team Player: Austin Roman, Brandon Taguinod, Raphael Xexeo
- All Star Team: Eric Wynalda, Thomas Dooley, Brian Wood
The ASTO event will be a party, with music and dancers… not just a soccer tennis game. It will be televised on Fox TV. The tournament is the ASTO promotion for the 2009 season. The goal of the ASTO event is to show potential owners and sponsors what Soccer Tennis is all about, and how much fun and potential this new game has.
Says Dooley, "Soccer-Tennis is a game that all soccer players, amateur and professions, know and love. It's the ideal game to perfect a player's technique...fast, exciting, and incredibly fun."
The ASTO schedule includes:
- 2009 US Open
- 2009 World Cup
- 10-12 exhibition tournaments in conjunction with a amateur soccer tennis tournament
- Establishing the PSTL Professional Soccer Tennis League with eight teams
For more information on the Exhibition Tournament, please visit: http://web.mlsnet.com/t120/chivas_de_corazon/2008/asto/
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in just three full seasons in Major League Soccer, and has already qualified for the 2008 playoffs, marking the team's third straight appearance in the postseason. The Mexican-owned club finished first in MLS's Western Conference in 2007 to the delight of its passionate supporters, and along the way, Chivas USA players and coaches have earned awards for MLS Rookie of the Year (2006), Goalkeeper of the Year (2007) and Coach of the Year (2006, 2007). Meanwhile, the club's innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the Chivas USA U-18 and U-16 youth teams and Chivas USA Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region's best young talent. For more information on Club Deportivo Chivas USA, please visit http://www.cdchivasusa.com.
About Soccer Tennis
Soccer Tennis is a lightening quick hybrid sport played on a tennis court with non-contact three-on-three action. Soccer Tennis has been played by professionals and amateurs around the world for many years; and, it is one of the best methods to develop a precise touch on the ball and foot/eye coordination. For more information, go to: http://www.soccertennis.org.