Union to face Ergotelis FC during second preseason leg in Greece

Posted on 16 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

As announced a while back, the Union will head to Greece for the second leg of the 2011 preseason (February 23-March 10). They will train at Pancretan Stadium in Heraklion (capital of Crete), home of Ergotelis FC which also happens to be the former home – for a brief while – of Clint Mathis. They will play two matches (see below), one against Ergotelis – their hosts – and another against a third division side located in the area. 

The Union are 2-0-1 this offseason with one match left to go in Orlando this Saturday and a lot of work still ahead of them. A warmer climate and a gorgeous setting (take a look at the pictures below) should help the Union prepare for a season opener in Houston less than a week and half after they return.

Philadelphia Union’s Preseason Game Calendar in Crete:

Date                Opponent                               Venue                                     Time                         

2/28/11            Hersonisos F.C.                       Pancretan Stadium                  TBD
3/2/11              Ergotelis F.C.                         Pancretan Stadium                  TBD

As seen from this quick post almost seven months ago to Hellenic News of America, the Union, Ergotelis FC, and Nikos Papadopoulos of Colonial Marble & Granite (sponsors of the trip), could host a “return leg” happen in the States sometime this season.

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