World Cup Send Off Game and 4-Day Celebration Announced for Rose Bowl: Mexico vs. Wales

Published : Monday, February 26, 2018 | 6:49 AM

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Mexico’s national football team will play against the Top 20-ranked Wales national team at the Rose Bowl on Monday, May 28, in the last of a four-day World Cup Send-off Celebration for the Mexican team’s 2018 U.S. Tour on Memorial Day Weekend.

This was announced Thursday by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and LA Galaxy. The four-day celebration will feature fan and media activities, concluding with the Mexico-Wales Sendoff Game.

At a news conference in Los Angeles, the Mexican National Team also unveiled their new English-language social media initiatives, where the team will speak to its fans in English, with active engagement via new @miseleccionmxEN pages across Twitter and Facebook.

The announcement said this is a first-of-its kind tour celebration, titled “Rumbo a LA Victoria – presented by Allstate,” and will be devoted to the fans, capturing the excitement of what will be Mexico’s last game in the U.S. before this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Wales, currently 20th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, is managed by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs and features global stars such as Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Mexico has played Wales on three occasions, winning two and tying one.

The two nations last met on May 27, 2012 in East Rutherford, NJ – exactly six years and a day from their 2018 scheduled match. Mexico won the match, 2-0, on a brace by Aldo De Nigris.

The send-off weekend celebration will culminate on game day outside the Rose Bowl with the AT&T Futbol Fiesta, a 120,000-square-foot interactive fan area featuring sponsor booths, food, music, and autograph sessions by Mexican soccer legends.

LA Galaxy Season Ticket members will get exclusive access to a Mexico vs. Wales discounted presale through

For the general public, tickets go on sale on Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific via,, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Fans that purchase a ticket to the match will have the opportunity through Ticketmaster to opt-in for a ticket to the Open Training.

LA Galaxy said the best way to guarantee tickets for the game and the Open Training would be to call them for an exclusive offer at (877) 342-5299.

“Allstate has been a proud partner of the Mexican National Team for more than a decade now, and we take great pride in our commitment to the team and its loyal fan base,” said Pam Hollander, Vice President of Marketing for Allstate. “Allstate and our agents understand how important the game of soccer is to our communities so it’s our mission to help them continue to embrace and express their passion to the fullest, and we look forward to cheering on Mexico in its Sendoff Game and at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

For more information, fans can visit, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s U.S. tour, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more.

Fans may also visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store,, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.

Now in its 16th edition, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 50,000 fans per game throughout the years.