Red Bulls to play Olympique Lyonnais

Chris Schuler of Real Salt Lake, right, shoots

Chris Schuler of Real Salt Lake, right, shoots the ball past Peguy Luyindula of the New York Red Bulls during the second half of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. (Feb. 13, 2013) (Credit: Getty)

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HARRISON, N.J. - Seven-time French champion Olympique Lyonnais will play the New York Red Bulls in a friendly on July 16 at Red Bull Arena.

The MLS team announced the exhibition on Friday. Two current Red Bulls have played for the French team -- Juninho and Peguy Luyindula.

Lyon qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League after finishing in third place in Ligue 1 this past season. The French club won seven-straight Ligue 1 championships between 2001-08.

The Red Bulls have never faced Lyon. However, Lyon did play at Red Bull Arena last season as part of the Trophee Des Champions.

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