EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women’s soccer team will host the Mexico U20 National Team in an exhibition spring game at DeMartin Stadium. The match is set to be played on Friday, April 21 and is slated to start at 1:30 p.m.
“A great credit to Amy Fouty and our athletics grounds crew for getting the field fixed up and ready to go after all the water damage it received,” said head coach Tom Saxton. “We found out we were able to have the game at our stadium and since we’re hoping to have a good crowd out there it was important to have at a stadium and we are excited to have this game here at DeMartin.”
Admission to the game is free and the spectators should park in the public pay lots throughout campus.
Last year the two teams met for a fundraising match at the Hope Soccer Complex. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and Kristelle Yewah netted the lone Spartan goal in the fundraising event.
“We have a kind of historic connection with this team,” said Saxton. “Almost a decade ago we were invited down to Notre Dame to play the full Mexican team and it was a competitive match. A month and a half later the Mexico team was playing at the World Cup so our kids definitely got an experience out of that. We must have developed a decent reputation because last year the U20 team reached out to us and we had a fundraising game last year at the Hope Soccer Complex so now we get to bring them to our home stadium and we are really looking forward to it.”
Michigan State wraps up its slate of exhibition games this Sunday, April 23 when it travels to Toledo for a 1 p.m. match at the Scott Park Complex in Toledo, Ohio.