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Real Madrid Soccer Will Return To Philly In 2012

According to Kerith Gabriel, the Philadelphia Eagles and Union have joined up once again to bring Spanish giants Real Madrid to Lincoln Financial Field in 2012.

The Union hosted Real Madrid last year as well at The Linc, losing in a fiercely contested 2-1 match in the World Football Challenge.

The date hasn't yet been announced by the clubs, but it's another good sign for American soccer that a team such as Real Madrid is coming overseas.

The MLS has truly come a long way in the past 10 years, in a country once thought almost allergic to professional soccer unless the World Cup was involved.

Philadelphia will be in for quite a game once again with its opponent so talent-laden.

According to goal.com's Stefan Coerts, Real Madrid's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno feels this is the franchise's strongest team of all-time.

"This is probably Real Madrid's best-ever squad. I really think this is the most complete team in the club's history," Butragueno said.

He then continued, "We are talking about a very complete squad here. Mourinho has so many options to form a team of the highest level."

It should be a great atmosphere this summer when Real Madrid comes into town.

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