Brazilian and Mexico Rival Soccer Teams Face-Off in the U.S. Based Tour of Champions

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Brazilian National Champions, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, look to make their mark in the United States this summer by challenging three of the well known and rival powerhouse Mexican soccer teams; Club America, Tigres and Chivas. Thousands will witness Brazilian speed and elegance against Mexico’s dominating technical style at one of the three 2014 Brazilian versus Mexico stadium filled soccer events, also known as Tour of Champions hosted by the Cruzeiro USA Academy, this June 27, July 3 & July 6.

Thousands will witness Brazilian speed and elegance against Mexico’s dominating technical style. One team and country will take home the glory in this 2014 Tour of Champions.

The 2013 Brazilian National Champions hit U.S. soil this summer to face rival premiere soccer teams. Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, known around the world and celebrated by millions of fans in North and South America, are challenging the top Mexican teams in three cities this summer. Soccer fans are primed to witness some of the best soccer since Pele, Ronaldo, Jarzinho, Revilino and Garrincha combined.

The first of three events kick-off in the Lone Star state, Dallas, Texas with Cruzeiro versus Club America at the legendary Cotton Bowl. The best in Brazilian soccer paired against one of the most followed Mexican soccer teams this year. The match is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014.

The remaining two matches will draw thousands more soccer fans in Houston, Texas, July 3, with Cruzeiro facing Tigres at BBVA stadium then finishing strong at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas with Cruzeiro and Chivas.

This is the year for soccer, with the 2014 World Cup, soccer fans and sports fans alike will have an incredible opportunity to witness the best in soccer and see technical brilliance, unique style and flair.

There is no question, these are matches made for the history books. Will Mexico’s passionate possession style soccer dominate the Brazilian creativity and fluidness? Join thousands this summer to experience the best Mexican and Brazilian soccer have to offer, soak in the roar of the most loyal and passionate fans, and watch as world-class players prove whose country and club deserve the title in this 2014 Tour of Champions.
Key dates & event information:

  •     May 20 – Tickets available to purchase at
  •     June 27 – Cruzeiro versus Club America, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
  •     July 3 – Cruzeiro versus Tigres, BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
  •     July 6 – Cruzeiro versus Chivas, Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas

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About Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Brazilian Portuguese: [kɾuˈzejɾu esˈpoɾtʃi ˈklubi]), commonly known Cruzeiro and referred to as Raposa, is a Brazilian multisport club based in Barro Preto, a bairro in the city of Belo Horizonte. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Cruzeiro is mostly known for its association football team. It plays in the Campeonato Mineiro, the State of Minas Gerais's premier state league, as well as the Brasileirão, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system. Cruzeiro are one of the only five clubs to have never been relegated, along with São Paulo, Flamengo, Internacional and Santos. Cruzeiro are the reigning Brazilian and Mineiro champions, having won the 2013 Brasileirão and 2014 Campeonato Mineiro and currently quarter finalists in the 2014 copa Libertadores. Cruzeiro is one of Brazil's most accomplished clubs, having won the Brasileirão for the first time in 1966, after defeating Santos' Os Santásticos in the final series. Cruzeiro has won the Brasileirão again in 2003 and 2013, obtaining the best campaign in the present format of the competition in the fore mentioned edition. Cruzeiro has also won four Copa do Brasil titles and the Campeonato Mineiro 36 times. Cruzeiro won the defunct competitions Taça Minas Gerais five times, the Copa dos Campeões Mineiros twice, the Torneio Início 10 times and the Supercampeonato Mineiro once. A Raposa also obtained many international laurels such as two Copa Libertadores, two Supercopa Libertadores, one Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa de Oro and one Copa Master de Supercopa. Cruzeiro is the only Brazilian and South American club to complete the Domestic Treble, a feat accomplished in 2003 after winning the Campeonato Mineiro, the Copa do Brasil and the Brasileirão.Cruzeiro hold a long-standing rivalry against Atlético Mineiro. It has contributed many key and famous players towards Brazil's FIFA World Cup squads such as Piazza, Tostão, Nelinho, and Edílson.

In 2014, Cruzerio Esporte Clube partnered with a new soccer academy and soccer network in the United States, known as the Cruzeiro Academy USA. For more information please visit web site

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