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Mexican teams Cruz Azul, Pumas to meet at Coliseum

Mexican teams Cruz Azul, Pumas to meet at Coliseum
Cruz Azul's Roque Santa Cruzcelebrates after scoring against the Tigres in a Mexican soccer league match in Mexico City on April 11. (Christian Palma / Associated Press)

Mexican league rivals Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM will meet at the L.A. Coliseum on June 30 in one semifinal of the SocioMX Cup soccer tournament. Morelia will meet Monterrey in the other semifinal in Austin, Texas, with the winners advancing to the July 5 final at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

"Cruz Azul has a great fan base in the United States," Agustin Manzo, the team's sporting director, said in a release. "We have been participating in high competition and preparation games in the USA for various years and we are very happy to be able to participate in this Cup."

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Tickets, which start at $25, are available at the Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. For more information go to www.socio.mx.

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