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Philadelphia Union Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 4, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union today announced a series of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15). The theme for this year's festivities is "Vamos La U," a phrase that Union fans coined in support of the team.

The Union kick off festivities early with an international friendly against Liga MX club Pumas UNAM on September 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium. From there, the Union will appear at and host the following community events and games:

Philadelphia Union International Friendly vs. Pumas

Date: Sept. 7

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Talen Energy Stadium - Chester, PA


Philadelphia Union will host Liga MX Club Pumas UNAM in an international friendly match. The game will feature Spanish PA announcer Ariel Palacios and will recognize Mexican diplomat María del Rocío Vázquez Álvarez as the Honorary Captain. The Union team will wear custom numbers that celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month during the game and DJ Jholi from El Zol radio will DJ in the stadium during pregame warm-ups.

Mexican Independence Day Festival

Date: Sept. 15

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd


Join the Union at the city's annual Mexican Independence Day Festival at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The Union will also have board games, prizes, giveaways, and a special appearance by team mascot Phang.

Puerto Rican Parade

Date: Sept. 29

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Eakins Oval


Fans are invited to march with the Philadelphia Union in Philadelphia's annual Puerto Rican Parade. Parade goers can keep an eye out for giveaways tossed throughout the parade route.

Unity Cup Final at Talen Energy Stadium, presented by Goya Foods

Date: Oct. 12

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Talen Energy Stadium - Chester, PA


For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Union will host the Philadelphia International Unity Cup. The Philadelphia International Unity Cup, presented by Goya Foods, is a World Cup-style tournament, which will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Among teams representing Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, in addition to include Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Additionally, any charities or nonprofit organizations that benefit or support the Hispanic community can receive special access to tickets for the September 7 and October 6 home matches by visiting the following site:

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