Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) - In advance of the Centennial Celebration Match, the U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session Saturday, June 1 , at 3 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Admission and parking for the event is free. The Germany National Team - currently ranked No. 2 in the world - will also host a public training session beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Admission and parking for the event are free. Fans can park in Lots 5&8 and enter the stadium through Gate A.
Fans who pre-register on ussoccer.com will be entered to have a chance to be the "Equipment Manager for the Day." For this unique experience, the winner will wear the same training gear as the staff of the National Team and will assist with the duties of the job before, during and after the training session in the locker room and on the field.


At the session, fans will get a first-hand look at how the National Team prepares for an important match and hear exclusive interviews with U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and select players. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club through ussoccer.com/supporters or at the stadium on the day of the training session.

U.S. Soccer is also holding an exciting series of events on and around matchday leading up to kickoff. The U.S. Soccer Fan Fest will open at 9 a.m. at the D.C. Armory Mall with a host of fun and interactive activities for soccer enthusiasts and families. A special pre-game tailgate starts at 12:30 p.m. at the same location. A tailgate ticket includes free food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The U.S. Soccer Youth Coaching Seminar presented by KwikGoal is designed for volunteer youth coaches, parents and soccer leaders interested in learning about U.S. Soccer's recommendations for developing players from ages 5 to 12. The seminar is based on U.S. Soccer's Curriculum and will be led by U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Dave Chesler and Positive Coaching Alliance Lead Instructor Joe Scally. The seminar will take place June 1 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at RFK Stadium. Admission is $40 (TICKETS).

The United States will host Germany for its Centennial Celebration Match on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (TICKETS) Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET and will be the first of two National Team matches that day as the Women's National Team takes on Canada at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:30 p.m. ET. Germany will also train at RFK Stadium on Saturday, with training open to the public at 11:30 a.m.

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

The USA is 13-3-4 all-time at RFK Stadium and is in the midst of a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) at the venue. The U.S. last played at RFK against Jamaica, earning a 2-0 victory on June 19, 2011, and advancing to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

- Greg Seltzer

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