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Valenica C.F. v Philadelphia Union at PPL Park this summer—Union fans commence drooling

Valencia CF logoBrian Mechanick contributed this post.

Valencia C.F. will face the Union at PPL Park this summer. The match will reportedly take place on July 31 and will be included as part of the club’s season ticket plan. Although this date conflicts with a prior scheduled home match against New England, don’t be surprised if the Revolution match is rescheduled to make way for the team known as “Los Che.”

“We are very excited to bring one of La Liga’s top teams to PPL Park this summer as part of our season ticket package,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz in a press release. “Philadelphia Union season ticket holders will be treated to a high level of international football as we take on our friends from Spain.”

Valencia, the third most supported club in Spain, is having a strong season in La Liga. The team is currently in third place, well off the lead pace of Barcelona and Real Madrid, but in strong position to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2007-08. Despite mediocrity in recent seasons, Valencia is home to many players for the vaunted Spanish National Team.

The team’s star is undoubtedly David Villa, whose striking prowess won him the Golden Boot in Euro 2008. But Valencia is also not without its young stars, including Spain’s firmly entrenched winger David Silva, 24, and national team left-winger Mata, 21.

It will be interesting to see whether Valencia will play its Spanish nationals, who will have just returned from the World Cup. Seeing players of the class of David Villa and David Silva against the Union would be an absolute treat this summer, even if it means the possible defeat of the Zolos.

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