1. FC Union Berlin's youngsters will get the chance to test themselves against international opposition during the Baltic Sea Cup next season. The Köpenick club will once again to commit to the competition, which includes players 21 and under, as well as, three first-team players.
Between August and November, Union will play four matches – two at home and two away. Seven clubs will take part in the competition, including new faces FC Nordsjaelland and Brondby. Union will meet Nordsjaelland in Köpenick before an away trip to Swedish side Halmstad. Brondby visit Berlin once again and the tournament is rounded off with a game in Aalborg. Pogon Szczezin and Hertha Berlin are also involved, but will not play Union.
"Following the positive experiences of last season, we will participate in the Baltic Sea Cup again this year," confirmed Lutz Munack, 1. FC Union Berlin's Director of Junior and Amateur Football. "Through practice on an international level, talents and young players will gain valuable experience that will lead them to the highest level of play. The strong field of participants offers an excellent stage for the desired sporting comparison."
Sebastian Bönig, one of Urs Fischer's coaching team, will lead the squad of largely U19 and U21 players. Andre Vilk will support him in the role as co-coach.