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U.S. Soccer Federation Celebrates Centennial Anniversary at the New York Stock Exchange

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati; Jeff Agoos, National Soccer Hall of Famer; Jérôme de Bontin, General Manager of the New York Red Bulls and Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s National Team Midfielder, Ring The Closing Bell®

For Release: 01 Apr 13
Who/What:
Representatives from the U.S. Soccer Federation will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, April 2 to mark the centennial anniversary of U.S. Soccer, which officially takes place on April 5. 
 
To celebrate the milestone, Sunil Gulati, President of U.S. Soccer, joined by Jeff Agoos, National Soccer Hall of Famer;  Jérôme de Bontin, General Manager of the New York Red Bulls and Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women's National Team Midfielder, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell®.  
 
When/Where:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings
 
Contact:
Media interested in covering the event MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or jshaw@nyx.com
 
Photo/Video:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
 
Facebook/Twitter/YouTube:
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell. 
 
The Centennial:
U.S. Soccer's Centennial Week - which will span Tuesday, April 2, through Friday, April 5 - is the continuation of a year-long Centennial celebration honoring the Federation's existence and history of the game with a focus toward the future.
 
The Centennial celebration truly began on Friday, March 22, when the U.S. Men's National Team debuted vintage jerseys - produced by Nike and inspired by U.S. Soccer's original 1913 design - in a 1-0 win against visiting Costa Rica in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match. The men wore the jerseys again last Tuesday against rival Mexico, where the team earned a valuable point in a 0-0 draw.
 
After Centennial Week, fans can look forward to more Centennial events throughout 2013, including a unique celebration on June 2 when the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams will both play matches back-to-back live on the ESPN family of networks. The U.S. Men will take on Germany at 2:30 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas, while the U.S. Women take on Canada at 4:30 p.m. ET at BMO Field in Toronto, live on ESPNews. The Centennial celebration will continue throughout the year at all Men's and Women's games, including the U.S> Men's National Team's four remaining FIFA World Cup home qualifying matches.
 
Additionally, ussoccer.com is displaying historic content with never-before-seen photos, unique videos and engaging interviews that celebrate the sport's history in the United States. Later this year, fans can look forward to a commemorative book featuring articles, interviews and photos from U.S. Soccer's archives
 
Fans have been encouraged to be part of the celebration on U.S. Soccer's Facebook Page and on Twitter @ussoccer or by using the hashtag #100Years. (Source: U.S. Soccer)
 
About U.S. Soccer
Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer is a non-for-profit, governing body of soccer in the United States and has helped chart the course for soccer in the USA for 100 years. During this time, the Federation's mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a pre-eminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels. To that end, the sport's growth in the past 25 years has been nothing short of remarkable as U.S. Soccer's National Teams have continually succeeded on the world stage while also growing the game here in the United States with the support of its members. (Source: U.S. Soccer)
 
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