Many Philadelphia fans are stirring with excitement over start of 2010, and the addition of Philadelphia to MLS. With the start of the season yet to be set and a tight construction schedule ahead of the team, Union fans might not get a chance to kickoff the season in their new stadium.
Because of the uncertainties about next year, Philadelphia's front office are keeping their options open as to the site of the first kick in 2010. Penn's Franklin Field has been discussed, but a more likely alternative would be the Philadelphia Eagles home, Lincoln Financial Field.
A host of this year's Gold Cup quarterfinal, the stadium is no stranger to soccer and playing a game or two at the start of the year would fulfill the Union's requirements. The facilities there are world class, and would be a decent stop gap for both the Union and Independence as they wait for the completion of the waterfront stadium in Chester.
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