International Club Tournament at the Silverdome

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  1. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Silverdome just started advertising an international club tournament to be hosted February 4 & 6, 2012.

    Announced teams are River Plate (Argentina), UNAM (Mexico), Ferencvarosi FC (Hungary), and Vasas FC (Hungary).

    Given the fiasco of the Green Cup the past 2 Februarys, I expect this to be U-20 or U-23 teams, and frankly, I won't get too excited until I see it actually coming off.

    If you want in on tickets, they're available at http://www.silverdomeevents.com/ - Saturday only (2 matches), Monday only, or a combination package.
     
  2. CCSUltra

    CCSUltra Member+

    Nov 18, 2008
    Cleveland
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It might be the full teams, at least for the Hungarian sides. I know the Hungarian league takes a winter break, but I don't know how long it is.

    I might make the trip up from Columbus for this. I'd love to see UNAM and Ferencvaros.
     
  3. opal347

    opal347 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 18, 2005
    Clinton Twp, MI
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I checked that out. The Hungarian teams are still on winter break, and the Argentine clausura doesn't start until after. So the only one on the hook is Pumas, who are scheduled at Santos Laguna that week.
     
  4. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.silverdomeevents.com/events.html?events_view=details&eid=21

    Friday, "warm-up and practice games" (anything open to the public?)

    Saturday, games at 2 and 6. (Odd, a two-hour break between games. Expect some sort of announcement between games????)

    Monday, games at 6 and 8.


    Gee, if it's in February, then they gotta' build that hockey arena / concert arena / soccer field really fast!



    But, ya' just can't miss this: http://www.silverdomeevents.com/events.html?events_view=details&eid=24
    2012 Detroit Mechanix Combine/Professional Tryout
    Date: Saturday, January 7th 2012
    Time:11:00 am
    Price: $65.00
    The American Ultimate Disc League's 2012 Detroit Mechanix Combine/Professional Tryout (Players Only)
    For more infromation please check out the official Detroit Mechanix Website. http://www.detmechanix.com

    Yes, FRISBEE FOOTBALL! (But the "Ultimate Disc" guys don't prefer that name.)

    And from the web site"
    American Ultimate Championship
    It's OFFICIAL! The Inaugural American Ultimate Championship will be held right here in our hometown at The Silverdome of Pontiac, Michigan! Save the date, August 11, 2012! Stay tuned for pre-sale ticket sales!
     
  5. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, they have to do something with the place while they wait for NY2 to finally collapse.
     
  6. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I am guessing this is sarcasm. If not, I am sure they will just bring in a temporary field like they did with the clash of the Titans.
     
  7. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a week to go until this "tournament". I broke down and bought tickets a couple weeks ago in hopes that they'll actually pull it off.

    Silverdome Events says teams are due to arrive Feb 2, work out in the Silverdome Feb 3 and play on the 4th.

    So - anybody else going?
     
  8. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Say hi to the other 5 people that show up! :D

    I kid, hopefully you guys get a decent turn out.
     
  9. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I suspect you are correct - IF it comes off at all (see "Green Tournament 2010 and 2011" for evidence).
     
  10. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has there been any noticeable marketing of the event at all?
     
  11. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have seen billboards on I-75 and the Silverdome sign has included it in its run of events.

    Also saw a poster in Slow's BBQ on Friday.
     
  12. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unam Pumas lists this tournament on their news page as well as a follow up date in Dallas.

    Anybody with Spanish better than mine know what they mean by a "El cuadro de la Liga de Ascenso jugará"? Google translation "The box Ascent League" isn't much help.

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    24 de enero de 2012

    Dos de los equipos de las fuerzas básicas del Club Universidad participarán en torneos internacionales durante el mes de febrero.

    El cuadro de la Liga de Ascenso jugará en el Club International Tournament, en las ciudades de Detroit y Dallas, en los Estados Unidos, del 4 al 11 de febrero.

    El 4 de febrero, en el Silverdome de Pontiac (Michigan), los Pumas se enfrentarán al Vasas de Budapest (Hungría), a las 14:00 horas locales (13:00 horas del centro de México). Posteriormente, en el mismo escenario, se medirán el River Plate (Argentina) y Ferencvaros (Hungría). Dos días más tarde, el lunes 6 de febrero, los ganadores jugarán por el título de esta primera etapa en el Silverdome, a las 20:00 horas locales. Los perdedores lucharán por el tercer lugar dos horas antes.

    El torneo continuará el jueves 9 de febrero, en el Cotton Bowl de Dallas, Texas. Los Pumas tendrán como rival al Ferencvaros, a las 16:00 horas (mismo horario del centro de México). Dos horas antes, en el partido preliminar, se verán las caras River Plate y Vasas. El sábado 11, también en el Cotton Bowl, tendrán lugar los encuentros por el campeonato (a las 20:00 horas) y por el tercer sitio (18:00 horas).
     
  13. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pumas Morelos is a D2 team they are like a sub-23 team, think "Barcelona B", they will play in Detroit vs Budapest (feb 4th) then the "final" will be played february 6th after the 3rd place game.

    Then they will do the same in Dallas on Feb 9th and 11th.

    Liga de Ascenso is the second level in the Mexican soccer pyramid.
     
  14. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the info.

    Saw a TV ad twice tonight during Big Bang Theory or Two & Half Men on CW(?)
     
  15. bobcat84

    bobcat84 Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I cannot wait to go tomorrow. This will be my fifth and sixth soccer game. First two were the gold cup and the third was d-2 soccer. Excited to se UNAM and the hungarian teams since i am mostly hungarian.
     
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  16. bobcat84

    bobcat84 Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can some one post the scores for the games on monday? I cannot attend then but i enjoyed the games today.
     
  17. CCSUltra

    CCSUltra Member+

    Nov 18, 2008
    Cleveland
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How did the games today go?
     
  18. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    decent games, but their is plenty of work yet to do.

    Unam Pumas won the opener 3:0.
    River Plate won the second game 2-1.

    Did we really need to have 3 anthems performed twice?
    2 pm start time was actually more like 2:25.
    4 pm start time was 5 pm.

    Crowd size was pathetic. If I am generous I say there were 2,000 people.
     
  19. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    must be a sinkhole for money :mad:
     
  22. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Monday results:

    Hungarian clubs tied 1-1

    Unam Pumas defeated River Plate 2-1 in a spirited match.
     
  23. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    get what you pay for in advertizing
     
  24. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hey they are trying. But I don't think this was the silverdomes doing. I think it was the green bowl guys. No one said the TSE was promoting this event.
     

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