Over 35,000 fans watched FC Cincinnati take on English Premier League's Crystal Palace in their first ever international friendly last July. (FOX19 NOW/Jeremy Rauch)
Valencia's logo (Source: AP Images)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -
FC Cincinnati's summer international friendly match will be against Valencia Club de Fútbol from Spain's La Liga.
The international friendly will be played at Nippert Stadium on Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
“To attract a club of Valencia’s magnitude speaks to the passion our fans and our city have demonstrated for the game of soccer,” said FCC President and General Manager, Jeff Berding. "We are beyond thrilled to be able to bring Valencia, who boast former Manchester United player Nani, to Cincinnati and treat our fans to what will be a spectacular event."
La Liga is the top league in Spain and one of the best in the world with renowned players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the league. It is considered one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world.
Valencia has won La Liga six times, Copa Del Rey seven times and captured seven European trophies.
July's international friendly will be the second ever for FC Cincinnati.
Last year, English Premier League's Crystal Palace came into a rocking Nippert Stadium with a sellout crowd of 35,061 fans and beat FC Cincinnati 2-0 in the franchise’s first ever international friendly.
General admission tickets for the match will be available for as low as $15 with the average ticket price under $25.
The general public on-sale date will be announced following the launch of the season ticket holders’ window.