El Salvador and Bolivia Meet in Soccer Friendly

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where: RFK Stadium.

When: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40-$45, available at stadium.

Outlook: El Salvador is making its fourth appearance in Washington this year after defeating Anguilla, 4-0, tying Guatemala, 0-0, and losing to Trinidad and Tobago, 3-1. Average attendance has been more than 28,000. This friendly comes a week after El Salvador clinched a berth in the final round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, the farthest it has advanced since the 1998 cycle. Bolivia is playing at RFK for the second time in about two months following a 3-0 loss to Guatemala on Aug. 20. D.C. United captain Jaime Moreno, 34, announced this week that tonight will be his final game for Bolivia after 17 years of service. He was the youngest member of his country's 1994 World Cup squad and has contributed 11 goals in 73 career appearances. In 2010 World Cup qualifying, Bolivia has a 2-5-3 record and is in ninth place among 10 teams with eight games remaining. F Joaquin Botero is tied with two others in the South American scoring race with five goals.

-- Steven Goff

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