What: International club friendly
Who: Union vs. Aston Villa
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: PPL Park, Chester
Tickets/Parking: Ticket prices start at $25 and parking is $20 at PPL approved lots.
For kicks: Wednesday's match marks the first in a three-game U.S. tour for Aston Villa with upcoming exhibition matches against MLS' clubs Chicago Fire and the Portland Timbers ... Aston Villa finished 16th in the English Premier League standings this past season — only two spots away from relegation ... It will be a preseason match for Villa, but coach Paul Lambert said playing MLS competition during its midseason provides the best test: "The guys over in America are already in their seasons, which means they'll be tough opposition and it will help get everyone in the squad together," Lambert told the English newspaper Birmingham Mail. "They'll certainly be ahead of us in terms of a fitness level, that's for sure."