Minnesota United will be hosting the German Bundesliga’s Hertha Berlin in a spring friendly, both clubs announced Friday. The match will be played on Wednesday, May 22nd at United’s new Allianz Field.
“We are continuing to put Minnesota and Saint Paul on the global soccer map and we are beginning to take our place in the world’s game,” said United CEO Chris Wright in a statement. “Our match against Hertha Berlin will be yet another step in that journey.”
Hertha Berlin, known as “The Old Lady” is the only Bundesliga club hailing from the nation’s capital. They have qualified for the Europa League — Europe’s second-tier of continental competition — for two years in a row.
American goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann, is currently on roster with Hertha Berlin.
“We are thankful for the opportunity and honored to be the first international club to play MNUFC at Allianz Field,” said Hertha’s MD, Michael Preetz in a statement.
The match will fall shortly after the end of the Bundesliga season.
Tickets to the match are included for season ticket holders. Pre-sales for season ticket holders, waiting list members and newsletter subscribers will begin next week, according to the club.