Lehigh Valley, PA - Following in the footsteps of the recently announced FC United of Manchester game against Detroit City FC, English side Milton Keynes Dons F.C. have announced that they will play a friendly against future reborn zombie side Bethlehem Steel FC in 2016.
Chairman of MK Dons, Pete Winkelman, had the following to say about the match, "We feel like this is a great match-up between two clubs that have tried to usurp the history of a team that existed in a different area a long time before the current team actually existed. MK Dons versus Bethlehem Steel FC will the simultaneously the oldest and the newest international competition ever fought. With Wimbledon Old Centrals founded in 1889 and Bethlehem Steel founded in 1907 this will be a competition between the two of the oldest clubs in England and North America as well as two of the newest with MK Don's founded in 2004 and this USL side in 2015 or 2016 depending on when you actually count."
The transition ownership of the Philadelphia Union had the following to say, "Oh... right... that whole thing. Yeah, we will get to the whole Steel/USL/Lehigh Valley thing when we get a chance. We are still waiting to find out if we are going to be able to re-sign Conor Casey to a 10 year deal. But yeah, come on out to... um.... the Lehigh Valley to see our competition against MK Dons or Wimbledon or whoever we are picking up to play this friendly thing."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when Bethlehem Steel come into existence and fans make banners talking about how they are five time USOC champions.