The Los Angeles Galaxy have announced they will face English giants Manchester United Wednesday, July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena at 7:30 p.m.
Led by stars Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Manchester United have won a record 20 English Premier League Titles, a record 11 FA Cup titles, four Football League Cups, three European Cups, one UEFA SuperCup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
“We are excited to take on Manchester United at the Rose Bowl Stadium this summer,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “We look forward to playing a storied club at a storied venue. As the top club in North America it is important for us to play big games and bring big events to the city of Los Angeles.”
This will be the Red Devils’ first match in Los Angeles since a 3-1 victory over Mexican side Club America at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2003.
Manchester United made their first visit to Los Angeles in 1950 when they played Mexican side Club Atlas to a 6-6 tie. Since then, their success and popularity has skyrocketed and made them one of the most renowned sports teams in the world.
Manchester United will tour many places the United States this summer—including Yankee Stadium and Michigan Stadium—as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.
The Rose Bowl was home of the Galaxy since the club’s inception in 1996 until 2002. The Galaxy last played at the Rose Bowl in 2010 against Spanish giants Real Madrid in front of 89,000 fans, with the merengues coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2.
Fans can purchase tickets for this match immediately by becoming a Galaxy season ticket holder. Tickets will be made available for the general public Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.