Major League Soccer today officially announced that Manchester United will be the opponent in the 2011 MLS All-Star game to be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on July 27 at 8:30pm ET.
As EPL Talk exclusively revealed a few weeks ago, Manchester United will conduct a five-match tour of the United States this summer. In addition to the MLS All-Star Game in New Jersey (July 27), Manchester United will play New England Revolution (July 13; Gillette Stadium), Seattle Sounders (July 20; Qwest Field), Chicago Fire (July 23; Soldier Field) and Barcelona (July 30; FedEx Field). An official announcement by Manchester United is expected tomorrow. Stay tuned to EPL Talk for complete details including ticket news.
The 2011 MLS All-Star Game will be a rematch of the 2010 MLS All-Star Game when Manchester United won 5-2 in Houston. It’ll be the eighth time that a MLS All-Star team has played against an international opponent. New York Red Bulls members (i.e. registered fans) will be given first priority to purchase tickets before being made available to the general public. Ticket details can be found here. The game will be televised live on ESPN and TeleFutura.
What are your thoughts about Manchester United being selected as the opponent for the 2011 MLS All-Star Game? Do you think the game should have been played at the New Meadowlands Stadium instead, to allow more fans to be able to see the game in person instead of at the Red Bull Arena which has a capacity of 25,000? Post your opinions in the comments section below.