D.C. United to Partake in Friendly this May at Audi Field
There will be an international team coming to Audi Field this May. D.C. United has annouced that there will be a friendly match against Real Bettis from Spain’s La Liga. The match takes place on May 22, 2019 with an 8:00 kickoff.
FROM DC UNITED
D.C. United have announced a friendly match against Real Betis of Spain’s La Liga on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Audi Field at 8:00 PM. Real Betis are currently eighth in La Liga.
Real Betis are one of Spain’s most high profile clubs and were established in 1907 in Seville; one of the most well-known and historic cities in Spain.
They are one of the most followed teams in Spain with Betis being the fourth largest Spanish team behind Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid in numbers of fans.
Real Betis have well-known international players including current captain and club legend Joaquín. They also have Mexican National Team superstar Andrés Guardado, Spanish forward Jesé, and former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra.
Jason Levien, D.C. United’s Managing Partner and CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have secured this top-notch friendly fixture against La Liga side Real Betis at Audi Field for our brilliant Black-and-Red supporters. We are sure that D.C. United fans will look forward to and enjoy this game against a top European club. This is just one of a few high-profile friendly games we are looking to secure at Audi Field for our fans and the District’s soccer community.”
Real Betis’ Business General Manager, Ramón Alarcón, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity. It will be the first time we play in the United States and we are delighted to face one of the main teams in the MLS and to do it so in one of the best venues in America. We are trying to continue with the international expansion of our Club, with the aim of bringing Real Betis Balompié closer to all our fans around the World.”
D.C. United are continuing to work on hosting a variety of international clubs to ensure that Audi Field becomes a premier location for international soccer. The Black-and-Red will continue to pursue friendly matches against international opponents to appeal to the diverse and multicultural community in the District.
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