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World Cup women’s soccer teams face off at MSU Denver

Costa Rica and Colombia to scrimmage May 31

Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705
Onsite: Andy Schlichting, Office 303-556-3431, Cell 303-362-3219

Posted: May 27, 2015

World Cup Soccer

WHAT: Metropolitan State University of Denver will host the Costa Rica and Colombia women's national soccer teams in a friendly warm-up scrimmage at the new Regency Athletic Complex at MSU Denver.

The teams are preparing for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be hosted by Canada beginning June 6. Costa Rica will compete in Group E against Brazil, Korea Republic and Spain, while Colombia competes in Group F against France, England and Mexico.

This will be the first international competitive event to take place at the Regency Athletic Complex at MSU Denver. The $23.6 million state-of-the-art facility was completed in March and is home to six of the Roadrunners’ 16 athletic teams including baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis. The facility also provides sports and recreation opportunities to children and families in the surrounding neighborhoods as well as to downtown Denver businesses and residents.

This event, presented by the soccer family of Rafa Amaya Jr. and Sr., is free and open to the public.


WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6 p.m., The Regency Athletic Complex at MSU Denver

The complex is located at the intersection of 5th Street and Shoshone St.

1390 Shoshone St. Denver, CO 80204          

For parking information and directions, visit



About Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 21,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 80,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce. 

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