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The Vice-President of the United States will be on hand to welcome the new Major League Soccer team to their home in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Union have announced that the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden will participate in the first kick ceremonies prior to the Union’s game against D.C. United.

Biden will be joined by Philadelphia and American soccer legend Walter Bahr, who is most famous for his game-winning assist in the United States’ victory over England in the 1950 World Cup.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Biden was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972 at the age of 29, becoming the sixth-youngest Senator in U.S. history.  He served the state of Delaware for 36 years before joining now-President Barack Obama on the Democratic ticket for the 2008 Presidential election.

There is another Washington connection to the evening's action, as the Union will face the MLS team from that city, D.C. United as their rivals in the match.

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