BELLEVUE, Wash. — On the day of the opening World Cup match, more than 9,000 Mexican National Team fans attended the public viewing party at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, Calif., hosted by T-Mobile USA, Inc. The event featured three jumbo high definition screens placed throughout the plaza, live music and entertainment, games, prizes, giveaways and complimentary food and refreshments. In addition, T-Mobile customers received access to a VIP viewing area during the telecast of the game on Univision’s high definition broadcast.

“Soccer is the most popular sport in the world,” said Mark Stockdale, director of Hispanic marketing for T-Mobile USA. “This year’s opening match provided the perfect opportunity for T-Mobile to give Southern California Mexican National Team soccer enthusiasts and their families the chance to experience the action, while cheering alongside thousands of fellow fans.”

MTV Tr3s star Jazmin Lopez hosted the viewing party, kicking off the event by singing the Mexico national anthem prior to the opening match coin-toss. TV personality Mario Lopez stopped by to cheer on Mexican National Team for the first half of the match. Lynwood Mayor Maria Teresa Santillan was also on-hand to help celebrate. Popular regional Mexican musical acts Voz de Mando and El Potro de Sinaloa performed for the packed plaza and kept the crowd cheering through halftime and KLVE’s Omar Velasco was on-hand, broadcasting live from the event.

Taco trucks lined the exits to Plaza Mexico and patrons snacked on free food and drinks at the conclusion of the tied match