Major League Soccer

D.C. United to host Bayern Munich in summer preseason friendly

Lizzy Becherano
DC United to host Bayern Munich at Audi Field for summer friendly.
DC United to host Bayern Munich at Audi Field for summer friendly. / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

D.C. United is set to host German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich for a friendly at Audi Field on July 20. 

Bayern Munich will visit Washington D.C. as part of their summer preseason tour around the United States prior to the 2022/23 season. 

"FC Bayern Munich are one of the biggest and most storied clubs in our sport. It’s a pleasure to host them and their side full of global superstars, like Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sane, and so many more, as part of the Audi Football Summit at our home stadium this summer alongside our great partner Audi,” D.C. president of business operations Danita Johnson, said in a release.

“We look forward to delivering a highly competitive and enjoyable experience for our fanbase and the sporting community in the DMV.”

The summer showdown marks the first meeting between the two sides, and the second international friendly for D.C. United at Audi Field since hosting La Liga team Real Betis in May 2019. 

The match will also serve as the return for Bayern Munich player Alphonso Davies, who was the first visiting player to score a goal at the stadium while featuring for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  

Bayern Munich is the latest European team to announce an American-based preseason tour after Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC revealed their plans to face each other in Orlando.