MLS side LA Galaxy will host Manchester United at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 23rd in the first of the Premier League side’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold said:
“Playing LA Galaxy at the world-famous Rose Bowl 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.
The popularity of soccer in the US continues to strengthen and Major League Soccer and LA Galaxy have been fundamental to this.
Our previous matches against MLS opposition have proved popular with fans and players alike and we are delighted to be returning to the US.”
United will line up against former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Robbie Keane, former Everton player Landon Donovan, and former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.
The game also sees two of David Beckham’s former clubs clash. The game itself will create a lot of interest in the United States as Manchester United have a good following in the states and it is an opportunity for those LA based fans to see their idols in the flesh.
Soccer in the states has been growing and NBC has helped that growth by televising Premier League games on free to air channels in the US this season.