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Portland Timbers to Host Argentina's Independiente, July 26th

And there it is! We've known for a while now that the third and final exhibition game included in the season ticket holders package was coming, we just didn't know who. For those of you looking for a little South American influence in the city, and I do recall there being quite a few of you in my previous poll, this should be rather exciting for you.

Here's a little information on the team:

Independiente recently won the 2010 Copa Sudamericana, one of the top club tournaments in South America, claiming its 16th international championship. Its total number of international titles rivals the accomplishments of some of the top clubs in the world, including Italy’s AC Milan, Boca Juniors and Spain’s Real Madrid. Among its international honors, Independiente is also the owner of a record, seven Copa Libertadores titles as well as three Copa Interamericana titles, two Intercontinental Cups and two Supercopa Sudamericana titles.

Nearly finished with the 2011 Clausura campaign, Independiente features one of the top scorers in the Primera División in forward Facundo Parra, with six goals in 15 matches. The club is led by head coach and former Argentine international Antonio Mohamed, who played at the top levels in Mexico and Argentina during his 15-year professional playing career and helped Argentina win the 1991 Copa America. Independiente is unbeaten in its last six games, including a 1-1 draw with Boca Juniors.

The final exhibition game will take place on July 26th at 8:00 PM. Those of you without season tickets may purchase them on Tuesday starting at $8.

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