Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Union will debut in Seattle

The expansion Philadelpha Union will makes their Major League Soccer debut against the Seattle Sounders at Qwest Field on Thursday, March 25.

The Union's home opener will be against DC United on Aril 10 at Lincoln Financial Field since ongoing construction at the Union's eventual home stadium in Chester will not be finished.

Meanwhile, the Union also announced a partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles on a multi-year agreement to bring the best teams and the best players in the world to Lincoln Financial Field.

“Bringing our great fans together with D.C. United’s supporters should create an incredible atmosphere to kick things off,” explained CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “In crafting this relationship with the Philadelphia Eagles and Soccer United Marketing, we’re ensuring that our fans will have an opportunity to see the absolute greats of our game from around the world and throughout our league for many years to come.”

"Since we now know that our stadium will not be ready in early April, we made this decision to enable the League to move forward with its plans. Construction is moving along rapidly, and I can assure everyone that we will play the vast majority of our games in Chester this season,” Sakiewicz added.

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