Thursday, April 22

United set for 'north-to-south' tour

United look set for one game in Canada, three games in the USA and one game in Mexico in the summer, Reds Away sources have said.

As reported yesterday, the reds are very likely to play Celtic in Toronto on July 16 or 17.

Reds Away understands the players will travel from Canada to Massachusetts on the east coast to play either an English team or New England Revolution at the Gillette Stadium outside of Boston.

They will then make their way south to Philadelphia to play against Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Union are already scheduled to play Valencia this summer.

After that, United will play a MLS
all-star team at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Each July since 2003, an MLS all-star team plays against a UK side in an exhibition game. Previous opponents include Fulham, Chelsea, Celtic, West Ham and Everton.

No dates have been finalised for these games but it is likely they will take place three or four days apart. The schedule is prone to be reordered.

They are being organised by CAA Sports and Soccer United Marketing.

One date that has been confirmed is a July 29 friendly to open the Estadio Chivas in Mexico. United will play Club Deportivo Guadalajara.

What happens then depends on whether United end up in the Community Shield, which will take place on August 8.

If United win the league or Chelsea win the FA Cup, United will play in that and it is unlikely anymore away pre-season friendlies would take place.

However, traditionally there is a home friendly against a high-profile side in the first week of August.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Boston fixture could not get sorted and is probably nowe off the agenda