Tickets for the Union's game against Real Madrid at Lincoln Financial Field on July 23 go on sale at 10 a.m. today.
Real Madrid is coached by Jose Mourinho, who coached championship teams in Portugal, England and Italy before joining Madrid. Real features Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 53 goals in all competitions in the season just ended, as well as goalkeeper Iker Casillas, captain of Spain's 2010 World Cup champions.
"We are honored to host Real Madrid at Lincoln Financial Field," said Eagles president Joe Banner. "They are one of the most successful and powerful teams in professional sports in the world. The fact that Lincoln Financial Field is one of only three places in the United States that Real Madrid will be playing speaks volumes about the fans in Philadelphia."
"We are delighted to play another world class international team at Lincoln Financial Field," said Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, whose team hosted Manchester United last summer. "This will be another chance for us to showcase that the Union can stand toe-to-toe with the elite teams of the world."