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Manchester United to Play LA Galaxy In Friendly at Rose Bowl

manchester united la galaxy 600x600 Manchester United to Play LA Galaxy In Friendly at Rose Bowl

Manchester United have announced an additional match on their 2014 summer tour in the United States with a friendly against LA Galaxy, to be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium on July 23. Kick-off time is 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET.

The LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United match is included in LA Galaxy’s Season Ticket Members’ plans. Fans can immediately purchase a ticket for the LA Galaxy-Manchester United match by becoming an LA Galaxy Season Ticket Member by calling 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visiting www.lagalaxy.com/tickets. Galaxy Season Ticket Members will receive the same number of seats at the Rose Bowl Stadium as they have in their plan and will be given the opportunity to purchase additional tickets. Season Ticket Members will utilize Bonus Games B and C for the Galaxy – Manchester United match. Multi-game plan holders and group leaders can purchase on Tuesday, April 15, and tickets will be made available to the general public on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

“Playing LA Galaxy at the world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium will be an important part of the team’s preparations for the 2014/15 football season. The Club has been visiting Los Angeles since 1950 and this match provides a great opportunity for us to engage with our fans in this region,” said Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold.

The setting for the match is the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, which served as the home of the LA Galaxy from 1996-2002 The Rose Bowl Stadium was host to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic men’s soccer final, the 1994 FIFA World Cup final, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, 2002 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals as well as a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage doubleheader. It is the only stadium in the world to have hosted both a men’s and women’s World Cup final, plus an Olympic gold medal match. The venue is also home to the Rose Bowl Game, which is the oldest annual college football New Year’s Day game, and has served five times as the site of the NFL’s Super Bowl.

The LA Galaxy last played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2010 in a match against Spanish side Real Madrid. The two sides played in front of more than 89,000 fans with the Galaxy jumping out to a 2-0 halftime lead behind goals from Todd Dunivant and Landon Donovan before Madrid roared back to earn a thrilling 3-2 win. A year earlier in 2009, the Galaxy put on an entertaining effort as former Manchester United player David Beckham scored in a 2-1 loss to the then-European Champions, FC Barcelona, in front of more than 93,000 fans.

Following the match against the Galaxy, Manchester United will take part in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. The English giants will open against A.S. Roma on July 26 in Denver before facing Inter Milan on July 29 in Washington D.C. and Real Madrid on August 2 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The tournament final will be played August 4 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.  For more information fans can visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to Manchester United to Play LA Galaxy In Friendly at Rose Bowl

  1. Rob says:

    Apparently, to qualify for the Chevrolet Cup you have to finish 7th in the league.

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