Makita Renews Sponsorship of Major League Soccer

Continues support for Mexican National Soccer Team.

Makita is launching another year as the Official Power Tool Sponsor of Major League Soccer and the Official Power Tool of the Mexican National Soccer Team (Federacion Mexicana de Fútbol, or FMF). While Major League Soccer is preparing for its season opener on March 2, FMF begins a series of matches in the US with the season opener this week in Phoenix.

2013 is packed with high stakes matches for FMF. The 2013 FMF US Tour kicked off today with a match against Denmark at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. A crowd of over 50,000 soccer enthusiasts was expected.

“2013 is a qualifying year for the World Cup, so we anticipate an abundance of energy around the sport of soccer,” said Raquel Portillo, marketing specialist, emerging markets, Makita. “There are more than 200 national teams with an eye on one of the 32 qualifying spots for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, and the Mexican National Team is a strong contender. We expect the fans to turn out in big numbers for the FMF matches in 2013.”

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