The New York Red Bulls and Santos F.C. confirmed today that Santos forward Robinho will travel with the club to participate in the March 20th Red Bull Arena Grand Opening match between the two clubs. Also confirmed to travel with the team are Neymar, Giovani and Fabio Costa and 14 other senior roster players.
"We are excited that Robinho, one of the world's top players, will travel to New York to face the Red Bulls for our Grand Opening match," said Red Bull New York Sporting Director and General Manager Erik Soler. "Santos is an outstanding club and we look forward to great competition as we open our new stadium."
"Santos Football Club continues to follow their pattern of being part of stadiums Grand Opening events throughout the world," said Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro president of the Santos F.C. "We are very thankful for the invitation made by the Red Bulls, for it is a great honor to our Club. We are very happy in being able to show the talent of our athletes, including Robinho, in the United Sates, a place where other Santos athletes have also shined."
After Red Bull Arena's Grand Opening against legendary Brazilian club, Santos, on March 20, the Red Bulls kick off their 2010 MLS Regular Season at Red Bull Arena on March 27, when they host the Chicago Fire at 7:00 PM ET (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes). Full Season Ticket Plans for the New York Red Bulls' first season at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, NJ, are on sale now. Individual tickets for the Santos F.C. and Chicago Fire on March 20 and March 27 are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.