Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Man. United could make U.S. summer tour
by Paul Kennedy, March 30th, 2010 12:08AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, mls, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] Manchester United could be headed to the United States for its first summer tour since 2004. The deal isn't final. Several parties are involved in the negotiations. But if finalized, it could mean United will be the opponent for the MLS all-stars July 29 or Aug. 5 at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

According to several reports, Soccer United Marketing, MLS’s marketing arm that promoted Barcelona's 2009 tour, and Creative Artists Agency, which organized the 2009 World Football Challenge, are working together to organize what would be a four- or five-game tour.

MLS's commitment to play game at the 71,500-seat Reliant Stadium -- date TBA -- means that it needs a high-profile team to fill the stadium. (Houston, a potential 2022 World Cup venue, has an interest in seeing that the event does well.)

One issue: the tour would take place only weeks after the end of the World Cup. Depending on how far England goes, Wayne Rooney might or might not be not ready for the preseason game.

What makes United attractive, though, is that is one of the few big clubs whose name is as much of a draw as the players it brings.

Other English teams that have played the MLS all-stars are Chelsea (2006), West Ham (2008) and Everton (2009).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Canada: Toronto FC wins sixth Voyageurs Cup    
Toronto FC won the 2017 Canadian Championship with a 2-1 win over the Montreal before 26,539 ...
What They're Saying: Dennis Crowley    
"It's like craft beer growing because people like the idea of something personal, local, not the ...
MLS Closeup: Accam schorcher adds fuel to raging Fire    
The Chicago Fire has been so bad for so long any talk of titles and trophies ...
Open Cup: Defending champion FC Dallas advances    
Mauro Diaz had a goal and an assist to lead defending champion FC Dallas to a ...
MLS Expansion: FC Cincinnati breaks new ground    
FC Cincinnati, which hosts the Chicago Fire Wednesday in a round-of-16 of the U.S. Open Cup ...
Video Pick: Will Ferrell begs Chicharito to join LAFC     
Comedic actor Will Ferrell, also a part owner of the Los Angeles franchise set to join ...
MLS Today: Orlando's Larin cleared to play again    
Less than two weeks after his DUI arrest and suspension for three games, Orlando City star ...
Streaming: Fox Sports will air UCL games on Facebook    
UEFA became the latest organization to start streaming on Facebook, teaming with U.S. broadcaster Fox Sports ...
OTT: What NBC's new EPL package means for viewers    
NBC Sports Digital has announced a new "Premier League Pass" as part of its NBC Sports ...
What They're Saying: Ronald de Boer    
"It's very difficult to find action photos of Frank, that's why they use me instead." -- ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives