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RSL announces exhibition against Mexican club team

Published: Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 3:44 p.m. MDT

In this Oct. 7, 2012 photo, fans of the soccer team Xoloitzcuintles of Tijuana, or Xolos, cheer for their team at Caliente stadium as they play Toluca in Tijuana, Mexico. The Xolos soccer team has become a sensation in Tijuana since they joined Mexico's first division soccer league in 2011. (Alex Cossio, ASSOCIATED PRESS) In this Oct. 7, 2012 photo, fans of the soccer team Xoloitzcuintles of Tijuana, or Xolos, cheer for their team at Caliente stadium as they play Toluca in Tijuana, Mexico. The Xolos soccer team has become a sensation in Tijuana since they joined Mexico's first division soccer league in 2011. (Alex Cossio, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

SANDY — Real Salt Lake announced that the team will host Club Tijuana for a friendly on Aug. 12 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Club Tijuana — short for Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente — is a relatively new club, founded just seven years ago. This will be the first ever meeting between RSL and the Xolos (as they are commonly known).

While the team's history is short, Tijuana has had some success. The Xolos won the 2012 Liga MX Apertura season title and reached the semifinals of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.

This will be RSL's 10th match against a Mexican team. They are 3-4-2 all-time against Liga MX sides.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday.

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In this Oct. 7, 2012 photo, fans of the soccer team Xoloitzcuintles of Tijuana, or Xolos, arrive to Caliente stadium for a game with Toluca in Tijuana, Mexico. The Xolos soccer team has become a sensation in Tijuana since they joined Mexico's first division soccer league in 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio) (Alex Cossio, AP) In this Oct. 7, 2012 photo, fans of the soccer team Xoloitzcuintles of Tijuana, or Xolos, arrive to Caliente stadium for a game with Toluca in Tijuana, Mexico. The Xolos soccer team has become a sensation in Tijuana since they joined Mexico's first division soccer league in 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio) (Alex Cossio, AP)
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