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Home date against Philadelphia moved to Oct. 8

The Sounders have now confirmed that their home match against the Philadelphia Union, originally scheduled for July 23, now will be played on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Qwest Field.

Here's the release from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC announced today that the date for the home match versus the Philadelphia Union has been moved to Saturday, October 8. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.

At the request of Major League Soccer the match was moved from its original July 23 date to accommodate the Union's involvement in the Herbalife World Football Challenge.

All tickets issue for the original date will be honored. To purchase tickets, call 1-877-MLS-GOAL or visit www.SoundersFC.com.

(That, by the way, is a bye weekend for UW football, while the Seahawks are on the road at New York the next day. And barring a playoff run, the Mariners season will be over.)

Here's the release from MLS:

Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union will host storied Spanish club Real Madrid on Saturday, July 23 at Lincoln Financial Field as part of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge, Major League Soccer (MLS) and CAA Sports announced today.

Real Madrid will play a total of three matches in the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge. The club will open its participation in the event on Saturday, July 16 (10:00 p.m. ET), as previously announced, against the LA Galaxy at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, before traveling south to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium to face Chivas on Wednesday, July 20 (11:00 p.m. ET). Real Madrid will then begin its path home but not before stopping in the city of Philadelphia to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, July 23 at Lincoln Financial Field (9:00 p.m. ET), to round out the Spanish club’s participation.

The match will also mark the Union’s sole match in the Herbalife World Football Challenge.

Other details regarding the Herbalife World Football Challenge will be announced soon. Ticket information for the Herbalife World Football Challenge is available by visiting www.WorldFootballChallenge.com.

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