With the English Football season all wrapped up, it’s time for the teams to bring their focus to next season. For the Philadelphia Union, this means hosting SkyBet Championship winning side AFC Bournemouth for an international friendly on Tuesday, July 14 at PPL Park. Winning the second highest tier in English football in a fashionable way has not only meant that they will now compete in the Barclays Premier League, but it has seen the club rise from the ashes essentially.
In just five years Bournemouth have conquered 3 lower leagues under the same manager and now set their sights on a Premier League assault next season. With the club sharing the same goals when it comes to transfers, it sees the side carrying many of the names that were present when the club were struggling at the lower levels.
For the Union, this is a great opportunity to play against some of the UK’s top footballers such as Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie whilst learning from a team that is now competing at the top level. The experience they can take from this will be invaluable and for the fans, it’s even better. If you’re a season ticket holder, the match will be classified as a bonus game! DOOP!