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Sounders' activities before Tuesday friendly

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Seattle Sounders FC today announced today its slate of matchday activities ahead of tomorrow night's international friendly against Club Tijuana. Tuesday's match marks the ninth international friendly in club history, and the second matchup against a Liga MX side at CenturyLink Field. Ahead of the 7:00 p.m. PT kickoff, Sounders FC and Club Tijuana are putting on a number of matchday events to celebrate the arrival of Xolos to Seattle.

Sounders FC and Club Tijuana are working together to put on a community clinic for 40-60 local youth soccer players tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Academy coaches from both teams are leading a training session from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT, followed by an autograph and photo session with Sounders FC and Club Tijuana players. Sounders FC players Gonzalo Pineda, Leo Gonzalez and Andres Correa will be in attendance, with Xolos players to be determined. Members of the media interested in attending this event should contact Alex Caulfield [] or Matt Winter [] for more information.

Prior to tomorrow evening's 7:00 p.m. PT kickoff, a matchup between Sounders FC Academy and Club Tijuana Academy is being held at CenturyLink Field at 4:30 p.m. PT. All tickets to the friendly include entrance to the Academy match, and fans can enter through the Northwest gate beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets to the friendly are included in all 2015 Sounders FC Season Ticket Member packages, and a select number of tickets are still available for the contest. Complete ticket information can be found via

Tuesday's on-field, pre-match celebrations include a special presentation of the Emerald Spire from local artist Dale Chihuly to Club Tijuana. The Emerald Spire was created to share as a traditional gift from Sounders FC fans to visiting international opponents.

Additionally, Sounders FC is welcoming KIRO Radio 97.3 FM's The Ron and Don Show, which is broadcasting live from The NINETY from 3:00-7:00 p.m. PT. The NINETY is Sounders FC's new event space located at 406 Occidental Avenue S. along the March to the Match route. The show is set to feature multiple Sounders FC guests in preparation for Tuesday evening's 7:00 p.m. kickoff, which is being carried on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, with Ross Fletcher and Marcus Hahnemann on the call. Jason Rantz is hosting the halftime and post-match shows on KIRO, alongside analysts Pete Fewing and Wade Webber. Spanish radio coverage can be found on ESPN Deportes 1490 AM.

March to the Match festivities begin at 5:10 p.m. PT from Occidental Park and include a performance from Seattle-based soul rock band Combinator. Hahnemann will announce the starting XI to fans in attendance right before the March departs for CenturyLink Field at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Following Tuesday's friendly, Sounders FC returns to league action and hits the road for the first time when the club faces-off against FC Dallas on Saturday, March 28. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. PT at Toyota Stadium and is being broadcast throughout Western Washington on Q13 FOX, with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and ESPN Deportes 1490 AM also carrying the match.