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America sets another HDC date

Mexico City powerhouse America is returning to Home Depot Center next month to take on Primera Division rival Atlas in a preseason friendly.

The Aguilas, who have a massive following across Mexico and throughout the American Southwest, will take on Guadalajara-based Atlas on July 13 at 7 p.m. in “Reto Aguila II.”

It will be America's third visit to L.A. in a little more than a year. The Aguilas beat Cruz Azul, 2-1, last July in front of 22,000-plus at the Rose Bowl and routed Guatemala, 4-1, in the first “Reta Aguila” last December, drawing 18,000-plus to HDC.