By DAN KARELL
Some of the world’s biggest stars will be playing in a stadium near you this summer.
Soccer United Marketing, the commercial arm for Major League Soccer, announced on Friday the schedule and venues for the upcoming slate of “Road to Brazil” friendlies in May and June.
World Cup 2014 teams such as Spain, Honduras, the Ivory Coast, and Greece will be playing across the country in stadiums such as RFK Stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, Toyota Stadium, PPL Park, and Red Bull Arena.
After the opening match between Turkey and Honduras on May 29 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., the friendlies will conclude nine days later on June 7 in Landover, Md. as Spain plays El Salvador at FedEx Field. The Spain game is part of a double header that includes an MLS regular season match between D.C. United and the Columbus Crew.
Here’s a closer look at the schedule and teams in the “Road to Brazil” friendlies:
May 29 – Turkey vs. Honduras – RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
May 30 – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Ivory Coast – TBA
June 1 – Honduras vs. Israel – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
June 3 – Greece vs. Nigeria – PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
June 4 – Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador – Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
June 6 – Greece vs. Bolivia – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
June 7 – Spain vs. El Salvador – FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
What do you think of this news? Glad to see some World Cup teams playing in MLS stadiums? Do you plan on attending any of these matches?
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