LA Galaxy and Manchester United have set a date for a historic match-up — on July 23rd at the storied Rose Bowl Stadium, the two giants from opposite sides of the pond will face off for the first time.
A behemoth in the Premier League, Man U have struggled as of late. Under the guidance of David Moyes the Red Devils have racked up 10 losses and sunk to 7th in the standings. It’s bad enough that fans recently protested by renting an airplane to fly a banner over a match, reading “WRONG ONE – MOYES OUT.”
For their part the Galaxy have struggled in the first few games of the 2014 season. After a back-to-back series with Real Salt Lake ended in a loss and a tie, LA finally secured their first win of the season on Sunday against Chivas USA. Of course the season is young — by July 23rd we’ll know much more about the state of the team.
Both sides will be fierce, and the setting couldn’t be more exciting. Rose Bowl Stadium served as the Galaxy’s home for their formative years, from the club’s founding in 1996 through 2002. Before that the stadium hosted the 1994 World Cup final, along with the 1999 Women’s World Cup final. It’s as close to hallowed ground as it gets for SoCal soccer fans.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 22nd. Season ticket holders are already good to go. I, personally, can’t wait for this one — it’s got all the ingredients to be glorious.