Manchester City Confirm U.S. Summer Tour


Manchester City will be touring the United States this July as part of their pre-season preparation for the 2010-11 Premier League season.

“The summer tour of America is going to be tremendously exciting for Manchester City,” said Manchester City chief executive Gary Cooke. “I am well aware of the support there is for us in America. It’s important for us to take City into new territories, and help spread the word to new and existing Blues fans around the world.”

Manchester City hasn’t released the itinerary of matches they’ll be playing, but it’ll be a number of games played on the East Coast of the United States. As soon as EPL Talk learns what the itinerary is, we’ll share it on this site.

UPDATE: Steven Goff is reporting that Manchester City is likely to play Club America in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on July 28.

The return of Manchester City to the United States is a huge plus since City has a history of playing in the States from the late 70s to early 80s.

Manchester City is the first Premier League club to officially announce that they’ll be touring the United States this summer. Manchester United has confirmed that they’ll be playing in Mexico against Chivas on July 30 and will presumably play several matches in the United States and one in Canada as part of their plans. One of the games is supposed to be the MLS All-Star Game in late July in Houston. Also, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Everton and Fulham are also seriously considering playing matches in the States this summer. It’s going to be quite a busy time after the 2010 World Cup!

16 thoughts on “Manchester City Confirm U.S. Summer Tour”

    1. Kevin, Chicago is rumored to be one of the cities where Manchester United is going to play a friendly. We’re hoping to get the confirmation from United in the coming weeks.

      The Gaffer

    2. Kevin:

      I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again beware of what Man U. will do during the tour. The last time they where here it was a farce, only a few big name players where along for the tour. I would expect that players who played in the World Cup won’t be along for the trip. They did not sell out Soldier Field last time so you may want to wait for a while before going out and buying tickets.

      Just my guess but Man City may take things more seriously and put out a better effort. Kevin, did you see the Sisters City tournament the Fire are hosting next month. That seems to be a pretty good value, good European squads from Poland, France, and Serbia and double header action on two dates. I spoke to the Fire the other day and the tickets are very reasonable.

      In any event the European team tours of the US/Canada has become an exciting part of the American soccer season. In certain respects it’s a season within a season.

  1. I’m in Columbus, so I hope the Crew is able to schedule a friendly against one of the teams coming over this summer. I don’t expect Man Utd or Arsenal to come to Columbus, but Everton, Fulham, Villa, and West Ham have come to town in the past few years.

    1. I see PDX next year as the Timbers join MLS, probably with a link with Man City due to the connections with Cooke and Nike

  2. The article that you linked says nothing about Arsenal playing any friendlies in the US. I understand that Stan Kroenke wants them to play in the US, but there is no major indication that this will happen although you state that they are “seriously considering” the possibility…

    1. Thanks for pointing that out Keith. I went crazy when I saw that Arsenal was “seriously considering” coming to the US. I thought it was too good to be true that Arsene would break his routine of training in Switzerland, friendlies in Western Europe, and the start of EPL games, and I guess I was right

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