SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE – MANCHESTER UNITED ROSTER, REAL MADRID IN CALI, TV SCHEDULES

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE – MANCHESTER UNITED ROSTER RELEASED

Manchester United have released their travel squad for their tour of North America, which begins this week.  More notable then those on the roster may be those left off as injuries and World Cup duty have limited the star power on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

Players given a reprieve from the tour due to World Cup duty are United stalwarts Wayne Rooney, Park Ji-Sung, Anderson, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic.

Newly signed Mexican Super-teen Javier Hernandez will join the Red Devils on July 27th, just before United battle the MLS  All-Star’s in Houston.

The star-studded injured ranks include Michael Owen, Owen Hargreaves, Gary Neville, Antonio Valencia and, of course, England captain Rio Ferdinand who was so sensationally injured just days before England’s World Cup opener against the United States.

MANCHESTER UNITED 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Ben Amos (ENG), Tomasz Kuszczak (POL), Edwin Van der Sar (NED)

DEFENDERS (8): Wes Brown (ENG), Fabio Da Silva (BRA), Rafael Da Silva (BRA), Ritchie De Laet (BEL), Corry Evans (NIR), Jonny Evans (NIR), John O’Shea (IRL), Chris Smalling (ENG)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Tom Cleverley (ENG), Darren Fletcher (SCO), Darron Gibson (IRL), Ryan Giggs (WAL), Nani (POR), Gabriel Obertan (FRA), Paul Scholes (ENG)

FORWARDS (5): Dimitar Berbatov (BUL), Mame Biram Diouf (SEN), Javier Hernandez (MEX), Federico Macheda (ITA), Danny Welbeck (ENG)

CLICK HERE FOR CELTIC 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ROSTER

MANCHESTER UNITED 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE

July 16   7:00pm  Manchester United vs. Celtic FC  Rogers Centre, Toronto ON (ESPN2)

July 21     7:30pm  Manchester United vs. Philadelphia Union,  Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA

July 25    6:00pm  Manchester United vs. Kansas City Wizards  Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (Fox Soccer Channel)

July 28    8:30pm  2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game vs. Manchester United  Reliant Stadium, Houston TX (ESPN2)

July 30   9:00pm  Guadalajara vs. Manchester United  Estadio Chivas, Guadalajara Mexico

REAL MADRID COMING TO CALIFORNIA

Venerable Spanish side Real Madrid, one of the world’s biggest clubs, will be descending on California to prepare for their European season.

The tour begins on August 4th when Los Galacticos hit the Golden Gate city to take on Mexican powerhouse Club America at Candlestick park at 11pm ET.  Jose Mourinho’s side will then head south to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for a Saturday, August 7th date with with Landon Donovan and the red-hot LA Galaxy. The match, which is scheduled for a 10:30pm ET kickoff, will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Espanol.

The Galaxy match replaces LA’s originally schedule game against Inter Milan, which according to the Galaxy website, will be rescheduled for a date that suits both sides better.

Los Galacticos played the Galaxy in 2005 at the Home Depot Center winning 2-0, but this match is scheduled for the venerable Rose Bowl.The match will be the Galaxy’s first at the 88-year-old stadium since last August when they were defeated by the Catalan giants Barcelona. The Galaxy were based at the Rose Bowl from their inaugural year in 1996 through the opening of the Home Depot Center in 2002 Major League Soccer debuted in 1996. The 92,000 seat venue, which will also see Cruz Azul take on Club America this summer, has hosted a World Cup Final, Women’s World Cup Final, a Gold Medal Olympic Match in addition to many Super Bowls and college football championships.

CLUB AMERICA TO PLAY REAL MADRID, SAN LUIS & CRUZ AZUL IN ADDITION TO MAN CITY AND PORTSMOUTH

Mexican super club Club America continues to schedule pre-season fixtures in North America, recently adding Real Madrid and San Luis to a busy schedule which also includes dates against Premier League side Manchester City and Mexico City rival  Cruz Azul.

The ‘Clasico Joven’ is coming to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California this summer as the Mexico City derby between Club America and Cruz Azul, will take place there on July 10, the day before the 2010 World Cup Final. The ‘Young Classic’ will be transplanted to the Los Angeles area to be contested in front on 90,000+ ex-patriot Mexicans and air on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.

Fellow Mexican side San Luis will play America in the 90,000 seat Dallas Cowboys Stadium on July 17. The match, originally rumored to be against Serie A side Juventus, is scheduled for a 6pm ET kick off.

America has already played a July 14 match against English side Portsmouth at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and a July 28 match against Manchester City in Atlanta’s Gerorgia Dome is still to come.

Legendary Spanish Side Real Madrid will round out Club America’s prestigious tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco August 4th.

TV UPDATES

A number of TV dates have been scheduled across ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Soccer Channel for the blitz of International summer friendlies over the next month, including FSC’s coverage of every match of the 2010 New York Football Challenge featuring New York Red Bull taking on Premier League sides.Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Portugal side Sporting at Red Bull Arena in Harrison NJ. FSC’s coverage includes a triple-header of summer friendly action on July 25th, with both matches from the New York Tournament capped off by Manchester United’s visit to Arrowhead Stadium to battle the Kansas City Wizards.

The ESPN family coverage of the summer friendly circuit will cover four matches three of which are on the weekend of July 17-19 and will culminate in the July 28th MLS All-Star Game. The All-Stars will take on Manchester United from Reliant Stadium in Houston TX.

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL FRIENDLY MATCHES

July 10 – Club America v Cruz Azul, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 10pm

July 21 – Celtic v Sporting CP, Fenway Park, Boston MA, 8pm

July 22 – NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – New York Red Bulls v Tottenham Hotspur, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ 8pm

July 23 – NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ 8pm

July 25 – NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – Tottenham Hotspur v Sporting Lisbon, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ 1pm

July 25 – NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – New York Red Bull v Manchester City, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ 3:30pm

July 25 – Manchester United v Kansas City Wizards, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO 6:00 pm

August 7 – LA Galaxy v Real Madrid – Rose Bowl, Pasadena CA 10:30pm

ESPN FAMILY FRIENDLY MATCHES

July 16 – Manchester United v Celtic, Rodgers Centre, Toronto ON ESPN2

July 17 – San Jose Earthquakes v Tottenham Hotspur, Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose CA ESPN

July 18 – Seattle Sounders v Celtic, Qwest Field, Seattle WA – 3pm ESPN

July 28 – MLS All-Star’s v Manchester United, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX 8:30pm ESPN2

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  4. Soccer PTS Says:

    Tune up matches!!! woooo its good for players doing some tricks since there is no pressure. gooo real madrid 😀

  5. Ryan Moura Says:

    Is cristiano ronaldo playing in these matches in America?

  6. Ryan Moura Says:

    thanks

  7. Ryan Moura Says:

    No word of Real Madrid’s roster for the summer tour yet?

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