Philadelphia Union to host Club Universidad Nacional, A.C. “Pumas” March 23 at PPL Park

Mexican side has captured seven Primera Division titles

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Philadelphia Union announced today the team will host one of Mexico’s most popular franchises, Club Universidad Nacional, A.C., or the Pumas as they are more commonly known, on Saturday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST at PPL Park. The match is included in the Union full season ticket package (Bonus Game No. 1) at no additional cost.

“Pumas are one of the most celebrated teams in Mexico with a rich tradition and some of the best players in CONCACAF,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz.  “We are honored and excited to host such a great team and organization here in Philadelphia. I know the fans will see an interesting and exciting international exhibition. Pumas are bringing all their stars and it will be a good opportunity for our first team and young players to match up against one of the best teams in CONCACAF.”  

Pumas, which represent the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), last captured the Clausura Tournament title in 2011 but enjoyed their best season in 2004.  The club earned back to back Primera division titles, becoming the first and only team to do so since the Mexican League was split into two seasons.  In total, the Pumas have won seven Primera Division and four international titles.

Season ticket holders and groups will have the opportunity to purchase additional seats via a special presale today through Monday at 9:00 a.m. before the public on sale begins on Monday at 10:00 a.m. ET. 

To get your tickets go to www.philadelphiaunion.com or call 877-21-UNION.