Previous
FC Cincinnati
Real Salt Lake
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Toronto FC
Minnesota United FC
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Houston Dynamo
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Sydney FCSydney FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
3
2
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
3
0
FT
Game Details
Wellington Phoenix FCWellington Phoenix FC
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
3
1
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Perth GloryPerth Glory
1
1
FT
Game Details
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
1
3
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Central Coast MarinersCentral Coast Mariners
2
0
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
1
4
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
1
5
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
2
2
FT
Game Details
Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
4
3
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
1
2
FT
Game Details

Western Sydney Wanderers to play Leeds United in first match in new stadium

The Western Sydney Wanderers will unveil their new $300-million stadium with a blockbuster friendly against Leeds United in July.

Championship side Leeds are in the race to be promoted to the Premier League for the first time since Socceroos legend Mark Viduka led them in goals in 2003-04.

"We can't wait to get into our stadium," Western Sydney CEO John Tsatsimas said on Monday.

"Obviously the events of the weekend showcased the need for a football-specific stadium and a Wanderers-specific stadium for our fans and the region.

"We can not be prouder to be hosting Marcelo Bielsa and his team in July 2019."

Tsatsimas remained confident the club wouldn't face the same issues as NRL club Parramatta did in negotiating a long-term deal with the stadium.

A September 5 aerial view of construction of Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta.
Western Sydney have confirmed they will play Leeds United in their first game at Western Sydney Stadium in July 2019.

The Wanderers and stadium operators are deep in talks, however, it is anticipated that an agreement won't be reached until midway through next year.

"This Leeds game is a show of where we sit in terms of our relationship, not withstanding that we haven't done a long-form agreement as yet," Tsatsimas said.

"It's all steam ahead planning for next season in terms of where we're going.

"We can't wait to get in to alleviate a lot of the problems not only in terms of the surface and presentation, but also the scheduling challenges that we've had."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.