Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Frankfurt, Germany are Sister-Cities. Each provides exchange students and business delegations to the other to learn and benefit from each other. On Saturday, July 14, the latest expression of this global friendship will take place on the pitch at Talen Energy Stadium when the Union plays host to Eintracht Frankfurt at 7 p.m. ET.
The Sister-City relationship between Philadelphia and Frankfurt dates back to 2015, when former Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter established a partnership with Frankfurt Mayor, Peter Feldmann. The two shared economic state of both cities along with similar art, culture and education opportunities permitted Philadelphia's eighth Sister-City to be established; the first new partnership since 1992.
Eintracht Frankfurt is currently competing in the Bundesliga, the top flight of professional soccer in Germany. The club has won the German championship once, in 1959 and has won the German Cup four times (1974, 1975, 1981 and 1988). Nicknamed Die Adler, or the Eagles. Frankfurt has also finished runners-up in the Cup last season and two other times prior. In Europe, Frankfurt has won the UEFA Europa League (formerly known as the UEFA Cup) one time in the 1979-80 season.
This season, the club's roster featured American international Timothy Chandler, who was a teammate of Union captain Alejandro Bedoya at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. French forward, Sébastian Haller is the team's leading goal scorer with nine league tallies. Eintracht Frankfurt's travel roster for the match at Talen Energy Stadium will be announced at a later date.
Tickets to the friendly between the Sister-Cities is included in full season ticket members packages and is considered a bonus game for the 2018 season. To purchase tickets to the international friendly, click here.