Manchester United’s US tour match with AC Milan has been moved from the 90,000-capacity Rose Bowl to LA Galaxy’s 27,000-capacity StubHub Centre.
Supporters who had paid to see the July 25 California clash have been told that they will be refunded and will need to reapply for tickets.
Many have stated their belief on social media that a lack of ticket sales is behind the decision to switch.
Despite is being a World Cup year, it looks like some of the biggest clubs in the world are heading to the United States to play exhibition matches this summer.
The Premier League’s “Big Six” of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea will all be making the trip. They’ll be joined by La Liga’s Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla; Bundesliga stalwarts Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; Serie A powers Juventus, Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan; Ligue 1 champion-to-be PSG and Portugal’s Benfica to make up the field that will play its matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore.
Milan and Spurs are rumored to be meeting U.S. Bank Stadium will host two top European soccer clubs this summer, a source told the Pioneer Press on Friday. Tottenham Hotspur, of the English Premier League, will face AC Milan in Minnesota.
There are rumors that will Manchester United will also be back at UCLA in Los Angeles this preseason. United are reported to be lining up matches against Real Madrid in Miami and Liverpool at the Big House in Michigan, which holds 107,000.
Manchester City are expected tp play one match at Met Life Stadium, but don’t expect to see any City player who will be participating is this summer’s World Cup.
Another German side coming to America this summer is Eintracht Frankfurt, who will play matches against MLS sides Real Salt Lake (10 July) and Philadelphia Union (14 July).
The summer friendlies will end on August 1 when Juventus FC, champions of Italy’s Serie A for the last six seasons and UEFA Champions League finalists in 2015 and 2017, will face the best in MLS in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game.
I will be updating the following schedule of soccer friendlies in US as soon as the details break, so go ahead and bookmark the page and keep on returning to find out all of the details you need.
2018 international Soccer Friendlies
- May 19: Detroit City FC vs. FC St Pauli
- May 22: Portland Timbers II vs. FC St Pauli
- May 28: Mexico v Wales at Rose Bowl – Buy Mexico Tickets
- July 10: Real Salt Lake v Eintracht Frankfurt
- July 10: Detroit City FC vs. Necaxa
- July 14: Philadelphia Union v Eintracht Frankfurt
- July 19: Manchester United v Club America in Phoenix – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- July 20: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund in Chicago – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- July 22: San Jose Earthquakes v Manchester United – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/22: Liverpool v Dortmund in Charlotte – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/25: AC Milan v Man U in Pasadena – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/25: Man City v Liverpool in E Rutherford, NJ – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/25: Roma v Spurs in San Diego – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/25: Dortmund v Benfica in Pittsburgh – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/25: Juventus v Bayern Munich in Philly – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/28: Man U v Liverpool in Ann Arbor – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/28: Bayern Munich v Man City in Miami – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/28: Barcelona v Spurs in Pasadena – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/28: Benfica v Juventus at Red Bull Arena – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/31: Man U v Real Madrid in Miami – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/31: Spurs v AC Milan in Minneapolis – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- 7/31: Barcelona v Roma in Dallas – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- August 1: Juventus v MLS All-Stars Atlanta GA – Buy Tickets
- August 4: Barcelona v AC Milan in San Francisco – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- August 4: Real Madrid v Juventus – FedEx Field – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
- August 7: Real Madrid v AS Roma in NYC – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
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