Fulham Football Club and D.C. United 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.