Landon Donovan, Club Leon to play at Miller Park this July

U.S. Soccer star to play at Miller Park
Landon Donovan, Club Leon to play at Miller Park this July
Posted at 4:19 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 17:19:29-04

United States soccer star Landon Donovan is coming to Miller Park this July as a member of Liga MX's Club Leon. 

The international soccer match between Club Leon and their rival, C.F. Pachuca, will take place Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. under the Miller Park lights. 

“I am excited to play in Milwaukee and at Miller Park," Donovan said.  “Matches like this are great to grow the game of soccer.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. with prices starting as low as $15 per seat. 

The 36-year-old Donovan, regarded as the greatest American men's soccer player of all-time, has won six MLS Cups and is the league's all-time leading scorer. 

During his tenure with the U.S. National team, he scored 57 international goals, tied for most all-time with Clint Dempsey and scored an unforgettable game-winning goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup. 

This is the third professional soccer match played at Miller Park. In 2014, Chivas de Guadalajara faced Swansea City, and in 2015, Club Atlas took on Newcastle United. 

This is the first time two Mexican league teams will face off against each other. 

“We are thrilled to bring world-class professional soccer back to Miller Park,” Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger said. 

C.F. Pachuca, founded in 1892, is the oldest team in Mexico and among the most prolific Liga MX clubs in recent history, winning six league championships. 

Club León, founded in 1943, has won the Liga MX championship seven times, most recently in 2014.