Real Betis will play two friendly games in the United States once the season ends

On the 22nd of May against DC United and on the 25th of May against Chattanooga FC

Real Betis Balompié will play two friendly matches in the United States of America once the season ends. The Green and Whites will travel to Washington DC to face DC United at Audi Field on the 22nd of May. Three days later, on the 25th, the team will play against Chattanooga FC at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga (Tennessee).

Real Betis business general manager, Ramón Alarcón, stated: "This is an extraordinary opportunity. It will be the first time we play in the United States and we are delighted to face one of the main teams in the MLS and to do it so in one of the best venues in America. We are trying to continue with the international expansion of our Club, with the aim of bringing Real Betis Balompié closer to all our fans around the world."

Regarding the game against Chattanooga FC, Alarcón said: "Chattanooga FC is a young club with a lot of potential and great interest on expanding on the US soccer market. It will be a fantastic opportunity for Real Betis Balompie to play on the central Southeast market with a large Spanish speaking community. We are excited to enjoy the atmosphere at the Finley Stadium on the 25th of May."

Jason Levien, D.C. United's Managing Partner and CEO, commented: "We are thrilled to have secured this top-notch friendly fixture against La Liga side Real Betis at Audi Field for our brilliant supporters of the Black-and-Red. We are sure that D.C. United fans will look forward to and enjoy this game against a European top club."

"What an incredible moment for our players to match up against some of the world's best players," said Sheldon Grizzle, President, Chattanooga FC. "Betis is one of Europe's most storied clubs and soccer fans throughout the Southeast will now have a unique chance to see them up close in Chattanooga. Bringing the world's game to Chattanooga has long been in our DNA and we are honored to offer this to our fans, players, and coaching staff."


About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United is one of the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters' Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).
United have called the District home for the past 23 seasons and continued that tradition when they moved into their new state-of-the-art and soccer-specific stadium at Audi Field in Southwest D.C., in July 2018.

About Chattanooga FC

Chattanooga Football Club is a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Over the club's  ten year history, Chattanooga Football Club has changed the face of US lower division soccer, breaking attendance records and collecting championships along the way. In its first decade, Chattanooga FC has won seven NPSL Southeast Conference Championships, three South regional titles, and appeared in the NPSL final four times. Additionally, Chattanooga FC won the Hank Steinbrecher Cup in 2015, a tournament to identify the top amateur club in the US. In August, the club will enter the inaugural Founders Cup alongside teams like New York Cosmos, Miami FC, and Detroit City FC.