Schneider Soccer to Launch 1st Annual International Friendly

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Cruzeiro (Brazil) and Monarcas Morelia (Mexico) will go head-to-head near Chicago at Toyota Park.

The 1st Annual International Friendly will be between Cruzeiro Esporte Clube from Brazil and Club Atlético Monarcas Morelia from Mexico on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:00pm at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Organizers anticipate selling out the 20,000 seats at Toyota Park since this is the first time a professional Brazilian Club from Campeonato Brasileiro Série A will play in the Chicago area.

Founded in 1921, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is the second most successful team in Brazil with seven international championships, including two Libertadores. Cruzeiro is among FIFA’s Classic Club and has been Brazilian champions twice, domestic cup champions four times and Mineiro champions 37 times.

Club Atlético Monarcas Morelia, founded in 1924, has been one of the main protagonists in the Mexican Primera División. Monarcas Morelia won the Mexican championship in 2000 and has played three other finals. Morelia is the 2010 North American SuperLiga champion, with a 2-1 victory in the finals over the New England Revolution.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring these two popular international teams to the United States,” says Pedro Figueiredo, Owner and Founder of Schneider Soccer LLC. “Soccer and team fans are looking forward to this exciting event.”

Schneider Soccer will make a donation from the proceeds to Soccer Without Borders ( This non-profit organization supports community-led youth programs in the USA and abroad for youths traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities.

The 1st Annual International Friendly game will be televised in both North and South America. Event organizers are offering businesses and organizations access to eight sponsorship package levels with significant promotional perks. Visit for more information about the event and sponsorship options.

About Schneider Soccer
Headquartered in Chicago, Schneider Soccer LLC offers a full-range sport management, PR and marketing services for professionals, teams, organizations, and events. Founded by former professional soccer player Pedro Figueiredo, the company specializes in event planning, sports marketing, commercial strategy and contract negotiations. Schneider Soccer is also the organizer of the Schneider Cup, the Annual International Friendly Cup between international soccer teams. For more information visit

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