One of the top side's in Spain's La Liga and perennial UEFA Champions League contender Real Madrid is coming to Philadelphia for a much anticipated international club friendly against the Philadelphia Union. For Real Madrid, this is a pre-season friendly and a trip similar to the Philadelphia Union's trip to Greece earlier in the season. For the Philadelphia Union, this is a mid-season friendly whose purpose I have yet to truly figure out. Kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.
If you have not already, be sure to check out the following previews from The Brotherly Game staff: [Ben's Match Preview] [Scott's Preview for SB Nation Philly] [Information For Fans Going To Real Madrid Vs Philadelphia Union]. Madrid perspective: [Managing Madrid]
Broadcast Information: ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com nationally, with coverage beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern
Real Madrid starting XI: Casillas; Carvalho, Arbeloa, Varane, Casado; Granero, Alonso, Ozil, Callejon; Benzema, Rodriguez
Real Madrid bench: Ronaldo, Kaka, Coentrao, Mato, Mejias, Adan, Pepe, da Silva, Albiol, I. Fernandez, J. Fernandez
Philadelphia Union starting XI: Mondragon; G. Farfan, Califf, Valdes, Williams; Daniel, Carroll, Nakazawa, Mapp; Le Toux, Ruiz
Philadelphia Union bench: MacMath, Okugo, McInerney, Torres, Farfan, Gonzalez, Pfeffer, Miglioranzi, Mwanga, Richter, Holder, McLaughlin, Paunovic
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