The LA Galaxy will host Manchester United on July 23rd at the Rose Bowl as part as the Red Devil's pre-season tour of America. This Wednesday matchup will kick-off at 7:30pm and is a bonus match included in season ticket plans; it has been rumored as part of the pre-season tour for some time now.
This is Manchester United's first trip to the states since back to back tours in 2010 and 2011 when they also were MLS All-Star Game opponents. They haven't visited Los Angeles since 2003, when they took on Liga MX side Club America at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
"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."
The LA Galaxy haven't played in the Rose Bowl since 2010 when they hosted Real Madird. Of course the club called the Rose Bowl home from 1996-2002. LA also took on Barcelona at the Rose Bowl in 2009 with David Beckham getting on the scoresheet there.
"Playing LA Galaxy at the world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium 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," said Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold.
Manchester United's 1950 US tour was an exhibition of the infamous Busby Boys, and they took on a selection of Los Angeles all-stars winning easily 7-1. They then spent a few days sightseeing in Los Angeles.
This year's United squad has struggled to remain mid-table with a shot at a European Leauge spot. David Moyes took over a club with 20 English first division titles and expectations are certainly higher than what has been produced so far.