Red Bulls to play Olympique Lyonnais in friendly

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Associated Press

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 15 at 5:04 PM

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Seven-time French champion Olympique Lyonnais will play the New York Red Bulls in a friendly on July 16 at Red Bull Arena.

The MLS team announced the exhibition on Friday. Two current Red Bulls have played for the French team — Juninho and Peguy Luyindula.

Lyon qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League after finishing in third place in Ligue 1 this past season. The French club won seven-straight Ligue 1 championships between 2001-08.

The Red Bulls have never faced Lyon. However, Lyon did play at Red Bull Arena last season as part of the Trophee Des Champions.

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