SL Benfica releases roster for friendly


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Newly-crowned Portuguese Liga champion, SL Benfica, has released the roster that will travel to North America for a pair of matches, including Wednesday’s friendly against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Tickets for Wednesday’s match are still available and start at $40 and include free parking to the event at Gillette Stadium. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and through the Revolution ticket office at 1-877-GET-REVS.

SL Benfica Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Júlio César, José Moreira, Quim
DEFENDERS (5): Luis Filipe, David Luis, César Peixoto, Sidnei, Miguel Vítor
MIDFIELDERS (5): Pablo Aimar, Airton, Ruben Amorim, Javi Garcia, Filipe Menezes
FORWARDS (6): Nuno Gomes, Alan Kardek, Éder Luis, Mantorras, Javier Saviola, Weldon

Benfica, founded in 1904, just completed its 2009-10 season, winning the Portuguese Liga for a record 33rd time, which has qualified them for the UEFA Champions League in the 2010-11 season. The club also boasts 24 Portuguese Cup titles and back-to-back Portuguese League Cups, including the 2009-10 championship. Benfica has also won two UEFA European Cups, which is now the UEFA Champions League, and earned a runner-up finish five other seasons.

A live audio broadcast of the match will be available at revolutionsoccer.net.