D.C. United and Fulham Football Club are scheduled to play a friendly soccer match at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field on Saturday, July 26. The match will be part of preseason preparations for Fulham in advance of their 2014 season, while it will be a midseason friendly for D.C. United. The Jacksonville Jaguars and SMG are hosting the event.
“We’re looking forward to staging this match for fans of both types of football and introducing Fulham not only to Jacksonville, but to fans throughout the state and nation,” said Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham and the Jaguars. “There is great passion in the Jacksonville area for soccer, and this will be a rare opportunity to see our Fulham team play in Jacksonville, and against one of the premier professional franchises in American soccer.”
Fulham FC, which was purchased by Khan last year, plays in the Barclays Premier League. D.C. United plays in Major League Soccer (MLS) and is a four-time league champion. Ticket information for this match will be provided at a later date, along with starting time and further details. There will be more major announcements to follow.
About Fulham Football Club
Fulham Football Club was formed in 1879 as a local boys’ church side, Fulham St Andrew’s. The oldest of London’s first class clubs, Fulham FC has a long and colorful history spanning over 130 years. Fulham’s Chairman, Shahid Khan, assumed 100 per cent ownership of the Club in July 2013 after buying it from businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, who had been in charge for 16 years. The Club achieved its highest ever position in the top-flight of English football, having finished the 2008-2009 season in seventh place. The following season, Fulham reached the final of the inaugural UEFA Europa League competition. The 2013-14 campaign is Fulham FC’s 13th consecutive season in the Barclays Premier League; English football’s top-flight division. More information is available at www.fulhamfc.com.
About D.C. United
Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and playing home matches at RFK Stadium, D.C. United is the most successful professional soccer organization in the history of the United States. United is a four-time MLS Cup Champion (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004) and winners of the 1996, 2008 and 2013 U.S. Open Cup, the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the 1998 InterAmerican Cup and the 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007 MLS Supporters’ Shield.