Mexico’s Club America and Pumas de la UNAM, as well as USA’s DC United, to Make First-Ever Appearance in Prestigious Tournament
Fox Sports en Español announced today the return of the Copa Nissan Sudamericana to its Fall line-up of exclusive live soccer action. Tournament play kicked-off on Fox Sports en Español, August 9, with a first-round encounter between Paraguayan selections Guarani and Cerro Porteno. The 2005 Copa Nissan Sudamericana marks the first time that CONCACAF member teams from Mexico (Club America and Pumas de la UNAM) and the United States (DC United) will take part in the five-month tournament.
”The Copa Nissan Sud-americana has consistently been one of our strongest properties, both in terms of audience appeal and advertiser demand,” said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Español. “Given the success of Mexican teams during this year’s Copa Toyota Libertadores, we’re particularly excited to welcome Club America and Pumas de la UNAM to what promises to be one of the strongest Copa Nissan Sudamericana fields to date.”
A CONMEBOL-sanctioned tournament, the 2005 Copa Nissan Sudamericana features 34 teams from 12 countries, including 31 teams from CON-MEBOL member countries and 3 from CONCACAF, including Brazil (8); Argentina (7); Mexico (2); Bolivia (2); Chile (2); Colombia (2); Ecuador (2); Peru (2); Paraguay (2); Uruguay (2); Venezuela (2); and United States (1).
For a complete schedule of Fox Sports en Español’s exclusive telecasts of the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, please visit the network’s website at http://www.fse.yahoo.com.