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Manchester City Considering United States Tour At End of May, 2013

etihad stadium Manchester City Considering United States Tour At End of May, 2013

Manchester City officials are considering a post-season tour of the United States at the end of May after their final match of the season, reports The Daily Star.

City is considering two matches — one in New York and another one in Florida — before they take a break for the summer. After City return from their summer break, they’ll be heading to Asia after agreeing to participate in the Premier League Asia Trophy, scheduled for July in Hong Kong.

Whether the tour will even happen or not, we’ll have to see. But The Daily Star reports that “Mancini’s stars have not been told about the trip and will be stunned to learn of the plans. Most of the Italian’s squad would have been planning to go on family holidays as soon as the season ends.”

As of press time, no Premier League club so far has announced plans to tour the United States this summer. Manchester United is heading to Australia. Liverpool is going back to Asia, as are Chelsea. Arsenal will play in Indonesia this summer. But several other Premier League clubs have yet to announce their summer plans, so there’s still a chance that one or more may play some friendlies this summer in the USA.

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7 Responses to Manchester City Considering United States Tour At End of May, 2013

  1. Mufc77 says:

    A post season tour isn’t the worst idea I’ve ever heard. A club playing on the east coast of America could easily play 2 games in 5 days and it wouldn’t effect players off season plans at all.

  2. christian says:

    As a resident of the city of New York and a Manchester City supporter all I can say is….PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!

  3. trickybrkn says:

    What team would they play in Florida? City have a squad big enough to pull this off. But, you shouldn’t expect to see the top players, at least you’d hope not if your an international manager in the Confederations Cups.

  4. Fernando says:

    Why would the club delay the rest period of its own players?

    For two games?

    Dumb.

  5. Gerry Binks says:

    The concept of paying sevety or a hundred bucks to watch city’s fourth string play on a plastc pitch, does not excite me.

    Ever since Arjen Robben was nobbled during a Chelsea tour a few years ago, EPL teams wont risk the good talent playing the MLS frauds. Seattle frauds that is.

  6. Eplnfl says:

    In recent years the touring teams have realized that the effort made has to be a good one. US fans are able to tell now when they are being given a poor effort.

    The summer dates have become crowded in recent years so coming in May may be better for the fans both dollar wise and for those who want to travel. Also this summer the US will see he Gold Cup played in the US along with the normal touring teams in July and August. We hear in Chicago that Messi will hold his All-star charity game here in July.

    So from the US perspective I say do it.

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