Soccer Fever

With a little more than two years left until the World Cup invades Brazil, soccer fever has infected that nation’s North American cousin, Miami-Dade County. More than 70,000 people watched Chivas Guadalajara upset FC Barcelona in a friendly match last year, and thousands caught the U.S. Men’s National team outscore Honduras 1-0. Wednesday at 8 p.m., professional soccer will hit South Florida again when Mexico battles Colombiain an international friendly match at Sun Life Stadium (2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens). The game marks their 28th meeting, the first in 2012. Historically, Mexico has dominated Colombia in international play with a record of 12-9-6, with its last match ending in a 1-0 Mexican victory. And in recent years, Mexico has become one of the most exciting teams to watch, boasting an impressive lineup of young talent — including English Premier League studs Giovani Dos Santos and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.
Wed., Feb. 29, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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