The national teams of El Salvador and Canada will square off in an international friendly on Sunday, Oct. 8 at BBVA Compass Stadium, stadium officials announced today. The match will be presented by Planet Fútbol.
“Our stadium continues to be the place to see world-class international soccer in Texas, and we are proud to bring these two fantastic teams together here in Houston,” said BBVA Compass Stadium General Manager Juan Rodriguez. “El Salvador and Canada each have tremendous fan bases here in Houston, and we look forward to hosting them here at BBVA Compass Stadium on October 8.”
Tickets for the match will go on sale Wednesday, September 6 at 10 a.m. CDT, with prices starting at $33. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Tickets may be purchased online at BBVACompassStadium.com, by phone at 888-929-7849, or in person at the BBVA Compass Stadium Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT.
El Salvador may feature stars such as San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Darwin Cerén, captain Andrés Flores and third all-time leading goalscorer Rodolfo Zelaya. Los Cuscatlecos advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup earlier this summer, marking the third time in the last four tournaments that the Salvadorans have reached the round of eight in that tournament.
Canada features two of the brightest young attacking talents in North America in 22-year-old Orlando City SC forward Cyle Larin, who has 41 goals in 82 appearances for his club team and five goals for Canada, and 16-year-old midfielder Alphonso Davies, who became the youngest player ever to win the Golden Boot in a confederation tournament when he led the 2017 Gold Cup with three goals.