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A note from Klinsy to S.Fla fans

This is from US Soccer, to ticket buyers for Saturday's US-Honduras match. Includes Fan Guide below.

Oct. 6, 2011

Dear Ticket Buyer:
On behalf of the players and staff, we thank you for choosing to come to the stadium to watch our team take on Honduras on Oct. 8 at Sun Life Stadium.
Even after three games, this has been a fascinating journey. Every day the team develops a stronger chemistry and understanding of how we want to play. I am very pleased with their attitude, approach and mentality, and I believe it will be reflected on the field this Saturday.
While we have not been satisfied with the results, we are seeing great progress. Improving is a process, which the players understand. I want them to continue to be positive, take chances, and express themselves on the field.
With this roster, you can see we are continuing to develop a core group of players. It is important to maintain some continuity in our work with both players and coaches. At the same time, we will introduce new players when we feel they are ready.
Honduras is an opponent that this team knows very well. The U.S. has played them five times since 2009 and four of those games were in official competition. They remain one of the strongest teams in CONCACAF, so this presents an excellent opportunity for us as we build our team towards qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying that begins next year.
I have said many times that our fans are a very important process in helping identify the character of this U.S. team. We have had a fantastic week here in South Florida and have enjoyed being in an environment with such a great soccer history. We appreciate the way you have welcomed the team, and we hope to put on a great performance.
Thanks again for all your support. Enjoy the game.
Jurgen Klinsmann
Head Coach
U.S. Men's National Team

U.S. Soccer looks forward to hosting you on Saturday night for the U.S. Men's National Team match against Honduras at Sun Life Stadium. Kickoff for the match is 6 p.m. ET.
In this email you will find information and links that will help with your preparations and enhance your experience at the stadium. Parking lots open at 3 p.m. ET, and the gates to the stadium open at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Fan Guide
U.S. Men's National Team vs. Honduras
Sun Life Stadium
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Stadium Gates: 4:30 p.m. ET
Set your DVR: Live on FOX Soccer and Univision
Stadium Map
[web] [mobile]

Parking Information
Lots open at 3 p.m. ET
Parking is $20 (cars)
Parking Map: [web]
Directions: [web]
Address: 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Coordinates: 25.958546, -80.238755

Policies and Prohibited Items
The prohibited items list for this event include:
  • Animals (Except for certified animals assisting disabled guests.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bags, purses, or camera cases exceeding 14 in. x 14 in. x 8 in. in size
  • Bottles, cans, thermoses, coolers, hard containers
  • Food
  • Umbrellas, poles, brooms
  • Strollers (permitted in suites only. Strollers must enter Gates C, G or E)
  • Cameras with lenses exceeding 8"
  • Noise makers, laser pointers and any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate
  • Weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, pocket knives)
  • Vuvuzelas

Pregame Sponsor Activities
Be sure to come early to Sun Life Stadium for pre-game fun at Gate H! AT&T will have a variety of 4G devices available for demonstration and will be distributing branded premium items for fans. Tampico will be providing samples of their refreshing soda. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will also be onsite with an inflatable kick game and information about their NASL playoff run. The excitement begins at 3 PM!

Will Call Location
Open at 3 p.m. ET. Pick up your tickets early to avoid the rush. Location: Ticket windows by Gate H.

Respect Campaign
In an effort to encourage U.S. National Team supporters to create a positive, safe and enjoyable environment on game day, U.S. Soccer has introduced the Respect Campaign. Fans are encouraged to provide an enthusiastic and positive atmosphere by showcasing to the world our love and appreciation for the beautiful game. We ask you to familiarize yourselves with a fan Code of Conduct, which is posted on ussoccer.com and is part of the Respect Campaign.

Guest Assist: Text for Help
U.S. Soccer will be utilizing an in-stadium text assistance program throughout the game. For assistance during the game, reach out to U.S. Soccer staff immediately by texting SOCCER followed by your issue to 78247. Local messaging rates may apply.

Join U.S. Soccer Supporters Club
The U.S. Soccer Supporters Club is the official fan membership program for fans of the U.S. National Teams. Members receive a package of exclusive benefits.
Register today: [ussoccer.com] [mobile]

Join the e-Supporters Club
U.S. Soccer's Electronic Supporters Club allows fans to connect to U.S. Soccer via regular email updates. Sign up for free and receive the latest news via U.S. Soccer Weekly, special deals at ussoccerstore.com and ticketing email alerts to buy tickets ahead of the general public (but after U.S. Soccer SC).
Sign Up Today: [ussoccer.com]

Merchandise Locations
Exclusive U.S. Soccer gear will be on sale during this event, including the red jersey that the U.S. will be wearing. Get merchandise at one of the following locations: Sections 114, 128, 155, or 214. Programs will be sold at every retail location as well as a program seller at Gate B. To purchase gear before or after the game, please visit ussoccerstore.com.
Shop: [ussoccerstore.com]

Wear Red All Over
The U.S. will be wearing red on Saturday. Show your support for the U.S. team and your fellow fans by wearing red to the game.