Real Madrid set to play Union in friendly

It’s official. Real Madrid will be making a visit to the area this summer.

The Spanish soccer powerhouse will play a friendly match against the Union on July 23 at Lincoln Financial Field. The event is part of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge.

“We’re excited that fans in Philadelphia will have the opportunity to see the Union square off against Real Madrid,” said Eagles president Joe Banner. “And we’re proud to bring another headline event to Lincoln Financial Field, which is becoming a great national entertainment destination.”

Real Madrid has won a record nine UEFA Champions Leagues and 31 La Liga titles, 18 Spanish Copa del Rey Cups, eight Spanish Super Cups, two UEFA Cups, one UEFA Supercup and three Intercontinental Cups.

Union season ticket holders have access to a private presale beginning at 10 a.m. on May 24. Everyone else can secure seats June 1 via the Union, Eagles or Ticketmaster.

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