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Valencia bails, Celtic an exciting replacement

Posted on 11 May 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Replacing David Silva and David Villa is not easy. Replacing them when it was pretty certain they wouldn’t play due to World Cup duties makes things much easier. Regardless, Valencia pulled out of their match at PPL Park as well as the rest of their American tour. Glasgow Celtic helped soften the blow for Union fans everywhere. Celtic will visit PPL Park on Wednesday, July 14th at 8:00PM, a mid-week night game that should draw a sell-out crowd.

Celtic finished as the Scottish Premier League runner-ups this season but have 42 league championships throughout the years. Along with Robbie Keane (who may or may not return on loan for the 2010-2011 season), the Hoops also boast the likes of Irish international Aiden McGeady, former Barca youngster Marc Crosas, Scottish international and Bhoys captain Scott Brown, and Greek striker Giorgios Samaras. All in all, a pretty comparable game to the one Valencia was originally prepared to give us.

“Celtic Football Club has enjoyed many successful visits to the United States and we are sure that our match in Philadelphia will be another great occasion,” commented Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell.  “We know Philadelphia Union is a fantastic club and is also drawing some great opposition in the form of Manchester United, so I am sure Union supporters will have some fantastic matches to look forward to this summer”

This game will replace the Valencia game in the season ticket plan, acting as Game A in your package.

What do you think of a Union/Celtic match-up? Think we could match-up against the Scottish giants?

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Valencia CF vs. Philadelphia Union in July!

Posted on 16 March 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Confirmation and updates at the bottom.

Now, I do not know the validity of this source but it certainly seems legit. This rumor does, however, come on the heels of Nick Sakiewicz saying to the whole Philly metro area on “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” that he expects to bring three major international squads to Philadelphia throughout the season. Well, there’s a good chance Los Che will be one of those three squads…

Juan Pablo Molinero ha querido reseñar la grata sorpresa que ha supuesto, a la hora de cerrar los acuerdos con las diferentes entidades y empresas, “el conocimiento que se tiene del VCF en el exterior, como uno de los clubes más importantes de Europa”.

Concretamente en Estados Unidos, Philadelphia Union de Filadelfia el 31 de julio, New England Revolution de Boston el 3 de agosto y DC United de Washington el 7 u 8 de agosto, van a ser los tres equipos de la Major League Soccer a los que el Valencia C.F. va a enfrentarse en el marco de la gira de pretemporada por la costa este estadounidense.

If I’m not mistaken, that translates to Valencia being at PPL Park or Lincoln Financial Field on July 31st this summer at the start of an East Coast preseason tour. They will also meet New England on August 3rd and finish it up in the Nation’s Capital with D.C. United on August 7th or 8th.

For those of you that don’t Los Che, they are consistently one of La Liga’s best squads with names like Juan Manuel Mata, David Silva, and probably the most famous – David Villa (all Spanish internationals and European champions). Now it’ll be almost three weeks after the World Cup so we might not see those names – but there’s always a chance.

This is a push it seems from Juan Pablo Molinero to expand the brand of Valencia a year or so after their club’s financial meltdown of sorts. Heading to the Americas will do just that as Los Che attempt to close the gap between Spanish superclubs Barcelona and Real Madrid.

If this is who Nick Sakiewicz is bringing in then he’s got my vote as top gun for life…

CONFIRMATION from Valencia C.F.

CONFIRMATION from the Philadelphia Union

So the date looks to be determined soon as the Union do have a fixture vs. New England on July 31st. TWO BIG UPDATES here – the first is that it will be part of the season-ticket package and number two is simply the fact it’ll be played on Chester’s Waterfront at the (by then) one-month old PPL Park.

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