Mayor touts match between Union and German soccer club as more than a game

The Philadelphia Union and Eintracht Frankfurt will play on July 14 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester.

John McDevitt
June 15, 2018 - 2:39 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's "Sister Cities" program links Philadelphia to the world by forming special relationships with 10 cities. One of those cities is Frankfurt, Germany.  And a friendly soccer match between Philadelphia and the German city has been set up for next month.

The Philadelphia Union and Eintracht Frankfurt, a professional soccer club in Germany, will play on July 14 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester.

Mayor Jim Kenney says it's more than a game.

"To show that we are still open to the world," Kenney said, "and that we are diverse and we are welcoming and that we are not going to allow the nonsense that is going on in Washington to interfere with our relationships that we have spent a long time building."

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Philadelphia's "Sister Cities" program, which promotes international cooperation, tourism, trade and relationships.