Thursday, February 28, 2013

Union schedule friendly with Club Universidad Nacional, A.C.

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union have scheduled a friendly with one of Mexico’s most popular teams, Club Universidad Nacional, A.C. on Saturday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST at PPL Park.


Known as the Pumas Club Universidad Nacional represents the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and last captured the Clausura Tournament title in 2011 but enjoyed their best season in 2004. 

The club earned back to back Primera division titles, becoming the first and only team to do so since the Mexican League was split into two seasons.  In total, the Pumas have won seven Primera Division and four international titles.

“Pumas are one of the most celebrated teams in Mexico with a rich tradition and some of the best players in CONCACAF,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz.  “We are honored and excited to host such a great team and organization here in Philadelphia. I know the fans will see an interesting and exciting international exhibition. Pumas are bringing all their stars and it will be a good opportunity for our first team and young players to match up against one of the best teams in CONCACAF.” 

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