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Citi Field scheduled to host international soccer match


PHILADELPHIA -- The Israeli and Honduran national soccer teams will play a friendly at Citi Field on Sunday, June 2, the Mets announced, marking Israel's first New York soccer appearance in over 35 years.

Tickets start at $20 and will go on sale Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at Mets.com/Soccer.

The New York metropolitan region is home to the largest Jewish and Honduran populations in the world outside of Israel and Honduras, according to a Mets release. The June 2 match will also take place on the same day as Manhattan's Celebrate Israel Parade.

The Israeli and Honduran national teams are ranked 66th and 55th in the world, respectively.

This marks the third straight year that Citi Field has hosted an international soccer match. Ecuador and Greece played to a 1-1 tie in 2011, and Ecuador returned to defeat Chile, 3-0, last summer.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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