Monday, January 31, 2011

Union set to play four preseason matches in Florida

Philadelphia Union today announced the club will play four exhibition matches during the team’s annual preseason camp in Orlando, Fla. The Union will first face the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team on February 6, followed by encounters against the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida on February 10 and 13, respectively. Peter Nowak’s squad will conclude their first leg of preseason training with the previously announced match against USL-Pro club Orlando City S.C. on February 19 at the Florida Citrus Bowl.

While in Orlando, the Union will be staying at the Westin Lake Mary Hotel, Orlando North, which will serve as the club’s base through 2014. Bimbo Bakeries USA will be the presenting sponsor of the club’s Orlando camp each of the four years.

The Westin Lake Mary Hotel, Orlando North, is offering a Philadelphia Union Fan Package for those supporters who decide to join the team in Orlando. The special rate varies from $159-$179 per night and includes an American breakfast. To make a reservation, please visit The special group rate is accessible until February 4 and subject to availability.

Philadelphia Union’s Preseason Game Calendar in Orlando:

Opponent                                          Venue                                 Date/KO Time
U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team       Lake Sylvan Park               Feb. 6 / 11:00 a.m.
University of South Florida              Lake Sylvan Park               Feb. 10 / 3:30 p.m.
University of Central Florida            UCF                                    Feb. 13 / 10:00 a.m.
Orlando City S.C.                             Florida Citrus Bowl            Feb. 19 / 7:00 p.m.*
* Tickets available for purchase through and the Amway Center Box Office.

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