NEW YORK (April 14, 2011) – Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer announced today the rescheduling of a regular season match originally slated for Saturday, April 23. The match will now be played on Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 p.m. EST at Río Tinto Stadium. The two clubs mutually agreed to move the match in support of Real Salt Lake’s bid to win the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League Final.
On April 20 and 27, Real Salt Lake aim to become the first MLS club since 2000
to capture the region’s club championship and the first MLS club to participate
in the prestigious, seven-team FIFA Club World Cup. Real Salt Lake travel to
face reigning Mexican League champion Monterrey next Wednesday, April 20, in
the first leg of the two-game, aggregate goals final, and then return home to
Rio Tinto Stadium for the decisive second leg on April 27.
Philadelphia Union will host Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. at PPL Park (TV: The Comcast Network), and will then have a bye week before hosting the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. (TV: 6abc).
ABOUT KEYSTONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union and is comprised of Chairman/Owner Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher Buccini, Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group. The group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park, the brand new $122 million soccer specific stadium on the Chester Waterfront, on June 27, 2010. PPL Park, the home of Philadelphia Union, holds approximately 18,500 seats and will host various events throughout the year. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.