United to play Sweden’s Malmo FF during the preseason?

Welp, here is another rumor, hot off the rumor mill. A Swedish newspaper in the city of Malmo, Sydsvenskan, is reporting that Malmo FF will play DC United and the Columbus Crew during the preseason, possibly on February 4 and 8. Malmo finished fourth in the Allsvenskan last season, and would be coming over at the beginning of their training for the upcoming season. They are the current team of former Sounder Erik Friberg and were the first club of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

This past summer, Malmo was knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round by Rangers, and are most likely one of the few Swedish teams that anyone in the United States have heard of. A lot of American commentators like to portray MLS as equal to the various Scandinavian leagues, and so this will be a fun exercise and a good early season test for United. If they win, it would give them a lot of confidence, and if they lose, its not a big deal. Just a warmup for the Carolina Challenge Cup, right?

As of yet, I have not heard anything else about Emiliano Dudar or any other possible DC United transfers or loans. As always, if I hear more about anything, you all will be the first to know.

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