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Manchester City Add Portland Timbers Friendly to US Tour Schedule

 Manchester City Add Portland Timbers Friendly to US Tour Schedule

Manchester City will play Portland Timbers in a friendly in July as part of their US preseason tour.

Starting July 13, City will begin a nine-day training camp at Nike’s headquarters outside Portland, Oregon, prior to leaving for the east coast of their US tour.

“Not only is Nike’s excellence in sport, research and product development world renowned, but in their Portland campus they have some of the finest training facilities in America,” said City manager Roberto Mancini. “It is a real privilege to have been invited there and our whole club will benefit from the experience.”

Manchester City’s game against Portland Timbers is scheduled for July 17th and will be played at Merlo Field on the University of Portland campus. The capacity of the stadium is only 4,892. According an EPL Talk reader, tickets will only be available to Portland Timbers season ticket holders.

In addition to playing a friendly against the Timbers, City will also play Inter Milan, Club America, Sporting Lisbon and Red Bull New York on their US summer tour.

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7 Responses to Manchester City Add Portland Timbers Friendly to US Tour Schedule

  1. Devin says:

    Tickets to this match were included in the packages for all season ticket holders. According to the Timbers FO, tickets will be sold for this match to the general public at 10am on Saturday morning… but that’s after all the season ticket holders have an opportunity to buy additional tickets. Still no word on the price of the tickets.

    • Trish says:

      I’m a season ticket holder and my email said that I could buy additional tickets – by purchasing season tickets….

  2. MNUfan1991 says:

    Me thinks Moneybags should play Sky Blue FC.

  3. M.Garcia says:

    I know Umbro is under the Nike umbrella, but I’ll bet there are alot of people out there that don’t and considering all of the gushing Mancini has done already with regard to NIKE [ One of the nicest facilities...A real privilege to have been invited there...The whole club will benefit. ] it makes it appear that Umbro just doesn’t have what it takes to provide that level of quality. They could have at least mentioned something like them training on the Nike Campus at Umbro field or better yet, Umbro Gardens.

  4. me says:

    wait…why isn’t this at PGE?!

  5. Devin says:

    City doesn’t want to play on turf… meaning PGE is out of the question.

  6. me says:

    surely they could make up the cost of rolling in grass through the additional 10,000+ seats they’ll sell…

    It looks like the beavers play at pge that day, though. *sigh*

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