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Union to Host Aston Villa

All soccer fans must report to PPL Park in Chester, PA this summer on July 18. In a series of international friendlies around the MLS, the Union are scheduled to be a part of the action. This game is during a break in the MLS season for the all-star game and the surrounding activities with that.

Philly is one of three MLS teams Aston Villa will play.

Aston Villa is one of the top clubs in the Barclays English Premier League. On this late Wednesday summer night, the Union will have the opportunity to play a club that has won the FA Cup and First Division Championship 7 times.

On top of this, Union member Danny Mwanga, who was drafted #1 overall in the MLS draft 3 years ago practiced with Aston Villa for 10 days in January.

Nick Sakiewicz, Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner said, “It’s our ongoing commitment to bring world-class international competition to Philadelphia. We are very proud to host Aston Villa in what will be a challenge for our club and a treat for our fans. We’re also thrilled that this match will be a wonderful precursor to the 2012 MLS All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities. This will certainly be an amazing week for not only our fans and PPL Park but also for cities of Chester and Philadelphia.”

Tickets went on sale yesterday evening, so if you are looking for a great soccer game, and have $25-$50 to spare, come check out this game.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Union

Author:George Hall

Khandyman Sports Blog Philadelphia Union writer.

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