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Report: PPL Park To Host Chile-Ghana Friendly On February 29

PPL Park is set to host its third ever international friendly, according to an article out of Chile.

Chilean news outlet La Tercera is reporting that the Philadelphia Union's home will be the location of a February 29 friendly between Chile and Ghana. "The swanky modern stadium" was apparently the top choice after MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

While neither country's football administration (FA) has officially confirmed PPL Park as the friendly's site, Ghanaian Kanduri Moses, FIFA's agent overseeing the friendly, has apparently stated that the game will take place at the Chester stadium.

A $1 million down payment from one of the parties has yet to be placed, making it possible that either PPL won't end up as the host site, or that Ghana could cancel the friendly, according to La Tercera.

Considering the short amount of time between now and the February 29 date set in the article, it seems somewhat unlikely that the friendly will occur. Without an official announcement of the friendly, less than 12 days to market and sell tickets will result in less than favorable crowd turnouts, especially for a weekday game.

Previously, Colombia and the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) played to a 0-0 draw at PPL Park, with former Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon (then not yet with Philadelphia) starting for the visitors. The Park also hosted the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) against China in October of 2010, which also ended in a draw, 1-1.

(H/T to the guys who do MLS's Kickoff)