Philadelphia Union, in partnership with Battleship New Jersey and Liberty USO, today announced Battle of the Branches, a 5v5 mini-soccer tournament at the Battleship New Jersey. In addition to the tournament, the event will conclude with a party with food and beverage and live entertainment on the deck of the battleship.

The Union invites all active duty military, as well as retired, reserve, DOD civilians, and friends and family playing in honor or memory of military members, in the Philadelphia-area to assemble teams and compete in the tournament. There is no cost to register and for each team that participates.

All visitors that purchase a Battleship New Jersey tour during Battle of the Branches are welcome to come out and support members of the military as they compete to come out on top!

Date: Wednesday, July 28th

Time: Tournament begins at 2 p.m. with the party to follow

Location: Battleship New Jersey (100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103

The winning team will receive free tickets to the Union’s Military Appreciation Game on Sunday, August 1st against the Chicago Fire. They will also be recognized in front of fans and the team.


Berthed on the Camden Waterfront, NJ across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, a non-profit historic ship museum, offers tours, educational program, group packages, overnights and event. rental space. Experience the new Steam to Speed Engineering Tour, launching every Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. This guided tour takes guests down Broadways, through the Boiler Room and Fire Room . Tours are $29.95 for adults and $25.95 for veterans, seniors and children 6 – 12. For more information on the Battleship’s many programs, visit or call 866-877- 6262 x. 144.


The Liberty USO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. In short, Liberty USO is the bridge between the civilian population and our soldiers. In times of war and peace, the Liberty USO has delivered its special brand of support, comfort, morale and recreational services to service members and their families.



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