Red Bull Arena will welcome a pair of EPL sides on July 28. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)

Red Bull Arena will play host to Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Newcastle United as a part of the Premier League Summer Series.

This will be the first time the English Premier League has hosted a pre-season tournament in the United States. The match will take place at RBA on Friday, July 28, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

“New Jersey is extremely proud to host the Premier League’s first-ever pre-season tournament at Red Bull Arena and will provide a world-class experience for the clubs and thousands of fans attending,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement. “New Jersey’s premium sports and entertainment venues, exceptional restaurants and hotels, and unparalleled airports and location have made our state a top destination for some of the world’s most high-profile events, including the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2026. Soccer in our region continues to grow at a fever pitch and hosting the Premier League Summer Series match will bring significant economic activity and opportunities to the region.”

Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Newcastle United have enjoyed successful EPL campaigns this year. Brighton sits in seventh place at 14-8-7. Brighton has defeated Manchester United, Chelsea FC, and leaders Arsenal F.C. this season. Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, a member of the 2022 World Cup champions, leads the club with eight goals, while midfielder Solly March has a team-high eight assists.

Newcastle is in fourth place at 15-4-11. The team is led by former two-time MLS Best XI midfielder Miguel Almiron (11 goals), forward Callum Wilson, and English international defender Kieran Trippier.

“We proudly welcome two renowned EPL clubs to Red Bull Arena, as part of the Premier League Summer Series,” Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpré said in a statement. “Our venue continues to be the area’s leader in hosting some of the most iconic global soccer clubs and national teams. We look forward to yet another memorable chapter at Red Bull Arena on July 28.”

RBA has also hosted some of the top soccer clubs in the world including FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Manchester United, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich, SL Benfica, Club America, Paris Saint Germain, AS Roma and Juventus as well as international squads including the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams, Ecuador, Colombia, Czech Republic and Turkey.