Cruziero names roster for game vs Chivas
El Paso, TX — Cruzeiro Esporte Clube announced today the 21-man roster for the upcoming international match against Club Deportivo Guadalajara on Sunday, July 6 (9:00 p.m. ET), presented by Pepsi at the Sun Bowl Stadium located on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in El Paso, Texas.
Chivas will begin their 2014 U.S. Tour against current champions of Campeonato Brasileiro and Campeonato Mineiro, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. The Brazilian powerhouse, also referred to as A Raposa (The Fox), has won the Brasileirão three times and the Copa do Brasil four times. The team travelling to El Paso to face Chivas includes former World Cup player Júlio Baptista, FIFA Under-17 world champion Fábio Deivson Maciel and FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003 winner Dagoberto Pelentier.
Midfielder Júlio Baptista has had a big impact since joining Cruzeiro in July of 2013 having scored a total of 12 goals in 38 matches. Before coming back to the Brazilian league, Baptista has played for a number of European clubs including Sevilla, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Málaga. He was also a member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa squad and has recorded 6 goals in 58 matches for Brazil.
Tickets for the Chivas vs. Cruzeiro match are available through Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the Sun Bowl Stadium’s box office. The box office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 6. Please note that the box office will close on Friday, due to the 4th of July national holiday.
One of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, Chivas has captured 11 first division titles in and has raised two Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 108-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Standout players include former Sporting Kansas City forward Omar Bravo, Aldo DeNigris, the 2012 Olympic gold medalists Jorge Enriquez and Antonio Rodriguez, as well as the FIFA Under-17 world champions Carlos Fierro and Patricio Araujo.
The Club Deportivo Guadalajara 2014 U.S. Tour is sponsored by Boost Mobile, Miller Lite, Mondelez and Pepsi.
Cruzeiro Esporte Clube Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Elisson Aparecido Rosa, Fábio Deivson Maciel, Rafael Pires Monteiro.
DEFENDERS: Marcos De Albuquerque, Egidio de Araujo Pereira Jr., Manoel Messias Silva Carvalho, Leonardo Renan Simoe de Lacerda, Mayke Rocha De Oliveira, Miguel Samudio, Anderson Vital de Silva.
MIDFIELDERS: Lucas Silva Borges, Henrique Pacheco de Lima, Everton Ribeiro, Ricardo Goulart, Johnath Marlone Da Silva, Paulo Fonseca DoNascimento, Júlio Baptista, Nilton Ferreira Jr.
FORWARDS: Willian Gomes de Siqueira, Marcelo Moreno Martins, Dagoberto Pelentier.
HEAD COACH: Marcelo Oliveira