The Philippine national men’s football team will be playing in two friendly matches in its United States training camp in August.
The Azkals are set to face the United Soccer League squad Chicago Inferno at the Wheaton’s Joe Bean Stadium in Illinois on Aug. 11 and the US Virgin Islands national team on Aug.18 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“These events fall in line with our commitment to bringing entertaining and affordable high-level soccer to the area,” said P/E Capital Investments managing director Eliseo Jojo Prisno, who organized the exhibition matches. “We look forward to the atmosphere that will be generated when Inferno fans, fans of these two countries and members of the local soccer community come together in celebration of the Global Game.”
Tickets for the Azkals matches are pegged at $25 and can be purchased at the Chicago inferno website www.infernosc.com.
Aside from the Azkals, fans will also have the chance to see in action 19-year-old half-Filipino Josh Boone, who will be suiting up for the Inferno during the friendlies. Boone is trying out for a spot in the national team.
The Azkals will be using the US training camp as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2012 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup in November, in which they look to surpass their semifinal finish two years ago.