WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 - French club Paris Saint-Germain has replaced Italian club Juventus to face D.C. United in a friendly as part of the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge. United will take on the French Ligue 1 team at RFK Stadium on Saturday, July 28, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
“PSG is becoming one of the most exciting and news-making clubs in all of European soccer,” said D.C. United president Kevin Payne.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) finished in second-place in the French Ligue 1 this season with a 23-5-10 record and qualified for the Champions League group stage. PSG’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was appointed on December 30, 2011, and has previously managed Chelsea FC, A.C. Milan, and Juventus.
The club is led by 23-year-old Argentinean attacking-midfielder, Javier Pastore, who has scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain.
Joining Pastore are veterans Nene, Thiago Motta, and Diego Lugano. Nene has scored 49 goals in 93 appearances for PSG. Motta played for FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Genoa, and Inter Milan before moving to PSG in 2011. The 29-year-old appeared in all three of Italy’s group-stage matches at Euro 2012. Lugano, who captained Uruguay to fourth place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, anchors the club’s defense.
For fans wanting to buy tickets for the game read below D.C. United’s policy issued in a press release.
To avoid ticketing confusion please note the following scenarios:
D.C. United Season Ticket Holders possessing Special Game 1 tickets remain set. There is no need to exchange tickets and refunds against these passes are not available. Season Ticket Holders may also purchase additional priority tickets by calling D.C. United customer service.
Patrons holding paid tickets to D.C. United vs. Juventus, originally scheduled for July 28, do not need to exchange, as those tickets will also provide entry to the PSG match. However, exchange of these tickets for reprinted ones with proper opponent, date and time are available via the outlet of original purchase. Refunds for these tickets are also available at the outlet of original purchase.
Group (15+) & advance sale prices
Endline - $30
Sideline - $38
Midfield - $46
Mezzanine - $58
Club - $75
Day of match prices
Endline - $35
Sideline - $45
Midfield - $55
Mezzanine - $65
Club - $85
To purchase tickets, please visit dcunited.com or call at 202-587-5000.
* For over 20 years John Haydon wrote a weekly soccer column for The Washington Times. He has covered two World Cups and written about Major League Soccer from the league’s inception in 1996.
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