Rentschler Soccer Match Cancelled
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A planned exhibition soccer game
between Jamaica and Kenya has been canceled because of poor ticket
Samuel Sampson, a spokesman for Singapore-based promoter Ricky
Swen and his company, Swen Labels International, says only 120
tickets were sold for the match, which had been scheduled for
Saturday at the 40,000-seat Rentschler Field.
It’s the second time this summer Swen has canceled an exhibition
at the stadium. A planned July 28 match between Liberia and Jamaica
was called off after Swen failed to secure agreements from both
teams and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Kenya was brought in as a replacement and the match rescheduled.
Sampson says his group is still talking to both teams to see if
they can reschedule the match for another date.
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