New Zealand vs. Stanford International Game - Tuesday, April 30th


Stanford Men’s Soccer Team Face New Zealand’s Capital Kaizen Academy on
April 30th in International Friendly

- Santa Clara Youth Soccer League and the City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department partner to bring international soccer match to Silicon Valley -

Santa Clara, Calif. (April 17, 2013) – The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League and the City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department will co-host an international friendly soccer game between the Stanford Men’s Soccer Team and the Capital Kaizen Soccer Academy from New Zealand on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park.

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League and the Santa Clara Sporting soccer club hosted soccer teams from China and Japan at the annual Sporting Invitational soccer tournament. “We are always excited to host international teams and introduce our youth soccer players to a hi-level of competition,” said Matt Heintz, president at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League. “Soccer player development is a combination of good coaching, tough competition and exposure to hi-level soccer skills.”

  • Tuesday, April 30th
  • FREE entry and wear your soccer uniform!
  • Game Kick-off at 7pm but arrive early for best seats!
  • Join the Soccer Rally Tunnel - all youth soccer players wearing their team soccer uniforms can participate in the Rally Tunnel
  • International Team Escorts - we are looking for Santa Clara Youth Soccer and Santa Clara Sporting teams to participate in the International Walk-on before the kick-off. Interested teams should contact Gabe Foo at by April 24th. Send an email with (name of team/age/gender/coach or parent contact - name/email/mobile phone no.).

April 30th - Schedule of Events (updated 4/28)
5:30pm – Soccer Park open for teams and spectators 
5pm-6:15pm - Teams warm-up
6:15pm - Youth players assemble to create Rally Tunnel
6:30pm - International Walk-On through Soccer Rally Tunnel
6:45pm - Team introductions and playing of the New Zealand and US National anthems
7:00pm - Game starts
9:00pm - Game ends
9:00pm - Team autographs
10:00pm – Soccer Park closed

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park is located at 5049 Centennial Blvd., Santa Clara, CA., 95054. Google Map Link

Please note there is construction of the SF 49ers stadium, so here are modified driving instructions:

  • From Tasman Drive, turn onto Centenial Blvd. away from the Soccer Park
  • Turn Right on Stars and Stripes Drive and follow the road under the Tasman Drive overpass
  • The Soccer Park parking lot will be on the right (and has limited parking) so you may need to park on the street.

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