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Mexican Futbol Icon Luis "El Matador" Hernandez Returns To Phoenix, Arizona, For Free Youth Soccer Clinic Hosted By Verizon Wireless

Grand Canyon University Stadium first of 18 national locations

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April 22, 2009

Jenny Weaver
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480-763-6321Norma León-Sherman
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CHANDLER, AZ — Some of Latin America's greatest soccer legends are teaming up with Verizon Wireless to host free youth soccer clinics. The fourth annual soccer clinics are expected to host more than 6,500 youth in 18 U.S. cities across the nation.

This year's schedule will kick-off on Sunday, April 26 at Grand Canyon University Stadium in Phoenix with a return appearance by former Mexican national team striker Luis "El Matador" Hernandez. The soccer superstar hosted the first Verizon Wireless clinic in the Valley in 2006.

Leading the clinics will be legendary soccer clinic director "Soccer Tom" Mulroy, member of the first U.S. Youth National Team and official spokesperson for World Cup USA '94.

The three-hour clinics will include ball gymnastics, warm ups, ball control, overall soccer skills and small sided games. Each participating youth will receive a soccer uniform, sports sack and water bottle.

On-site registration for the free clinic is open to youth five to 17 years old and is limited to the space available. The clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grand Canyon University Stadium is located at 3299 W. Camelback Road. For full clinic details including other participating cities, dates and guest soccer players, visit www.alianzadefutbol.com.  

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