Argentina vs. Mexico Soccer in San Diego

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Soccer Ball from Wikimedia CommonsCongratulations to the Argentine fans, who celebrate a 4 – 1 victory over Mexico. Here are the video highlights for Argentina’s victory in San Diego.

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It’s official! The #1 soccer team in the world, Argentina, is coming to San Diego. The American Soccer world has been abuzz in recent weeks as rumors spread on the possibility of Argentina coming to play games in the United States. They will arrive this summer before they begin their qualifying rounds for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Argentines will play against the U.S. on June 8th in Giants Stadium. However, prior to that game, the world’s best soccer team will be in San Diego on June 4th at Qualcomm Stadium to take on Mexico. This is a great opportunity for soccer fans, soccer parents and their kids to watch the best in the world play in our backyard.

UPDATE (May 24) – Here is the roster for Mexico as reported by the International Herald Tribune and the roster for Argentina as reported by SportsYa.com. Game tickets from Ticketmaster are sold out at the moment but you are then referred to their partner, TicketsNow.com. They have tickets for Argentina vs. Mexico starting at $59 as of this update. Also, be aware the Qualcomm Stadium ticket office will make any potential leftover tickets available on June 2nd. Enjoy the game!

By the way, I checked both Fox Soccer and ESPN Soccer and have not found a TV listing for the game. If anyone finds the game will be on TV, please share it with the rest of us.

Update (May 30) – Thanks to Tunja (see comment below). She notes the game will be on XHAS and Telemundo. She provides a link to more info.

Food / Drink – If you need a place to eat and drink before the game, here are a few recommendations. They all have big screen TV’s and are geared towards the sports fan. I’ll list them from the most family friendly to the most bar oriented. Also note the San Diego Trolley Green Line accesses Qualcomm Stadium and each of the restaurants noted below. For more detailed map locations of the trolley stops, pick the station you want and select “Local Area” beneath the heading “Station Information”.

Trophy’sDirections from Google Maps to 7510 Hazard Center Drive 92108. Family style sports restaurant that includes a bar and memorabilia. It’s at the west end of the Hazard Center shopping center and best accessed from Frazee Road. It is a hundred yards north of the Hazard Center trolley stop.

Seau’s - Directions from Google Maps to 1640 Camino del Rio South 92108. Two story restaurant with a large bar named after NFL Star, Junior Seau. It is at the northeast end of the Westfield Shopping Center (near Camino de la Reina and Camino del Este) and is a couple hundred yards southeast of the Mission Valley Center trolley stop. You will also see a Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern across the parking lot from Seau’s

McGregor’s Grill and Ale HouseDirections from Google Maps to 10475 San Diego Mission Road 92108. McGregor’s is the closest to the stadium, offers pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard. It is just over a quarter mile walk north of the Mission San Diego trolley stop.

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14 Responses to “Argentina vs. Mexico Soccer in San Diego”

  1. Shane says:

    Do you know when tickets will go up for sale and who will be selling them?

  2. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    Hi Shane,

    The soccer match between Mexico and Argentina will be at 8PM on Wednesday, June 4th as noted on the Qualcomm Events web site.

    Rumor has it that the tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 17th at Ticketmaster. However, neither Qualcomm nor Ticketmaster could confirm this for me. However, you can sign up on the Ticketmaster web site to be alerted by email when any tickets for Qualcomm Stadium go on sale.

    To give you an idea for the pricing on the Mexico vs. Argentina match-up, the U.S. vs Argentina tickets went on sale the other day and are priced from $35 – $295. Note, if you sign up for the Ticketmaster Discount Program for $1 when you call for tickets, you can get $20 off the ticket price.

    The Qualcomm Box Office will sell any remaining tickets starting on June 2nd.

    Qualcomm Phone Number: 1-619-641-3100
    Ticketmaster Phone Number: 1-619-220-8497

  3. David Despain says:

    Is it the official line-up? Or is it U23?

  4. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    It is highly anticipated the national team will play their top stars in preparation for the FIFA qualifying rounds. However, the coach has not indicated whether or not that will be the case. Here is the official website for the Argentina Soccer (football) team. I do not speak Spanish so hopefully someone who does will be kind enough to note any pertinent news released by the team.

  5. We’re going! 10 of us!! There’s a lot of Argentino’s getn together in at bigsoccer.com. Just look for the “Argentina vs. Mexico: June 4th in San Diego (R).” If you are an ALBICELESTE get in Field Level 34!!!

    Vamos Vamos Argentina!!

  6. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    For those who don’t know, ALBICELESTE is the team nickname. You can see more info at Dictionary.com.

    Visa Pre-Sale Tickets for Argentina vs. Mexico in San Diego are now available through Ticketmaster. All that means is that you must use a Visa credit card to purchase tickets. If you do not have Visa, the public sale will start at 10AM San Diego Time on Monday, May 5th. Prices range from $25 – $300.

    You will also see on the Ticketmaster page there is a Futbol Fiesta in Lot P starting at 4PM, prior to the 8PM start of the game.

  7. Bubba says:

    I can’t wait to see this game.

  8. emily says:

    Can anyone tell me how the stadium is being divided in terms of supporters? Which side or sections for Argentina, which for Mexico? Thanks.

  9. Tunja says:

    Cable channel number 20, “XHAS, commonly identified on the air as “XHAS” and “Telemundo 33″ is gonna show the game.

    You can check from here.
    http://sandiego.cox.net/cci/tvlistings

  10. Corozco says:

    what about tailgaiting? are there any restrictions?

  11. Ricardo says:

    Please help a Boca Juniors fun. We’re coming from Los Angeles to the Arg v. Mex game and need a place to watch Boca Juniors v. Fluminense Copa Libertadores match. Restaurants, Bars, Argentinian markets? Thank you for your help.

  12. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    Here is an Argentine restaurant in San Diego. If they can’t help you, maybe they can point you in the right direction.
    Pampas Argentine Grill – Just a couple miles north of the stadium

  13. cesar montiveros says:

    vamos vamos ARGENTINA me & all my boludos will be there.

  14. dude!! i watched this game on TV and im damn happy because im from Argentina and we have defeated mexico hella times before!!

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