Manchester United Named MLS All-Star Opponent

The Red Devils are coming.

Major League Soccer announced today that Manchester United has been named as the opponent in the annual MLS All-Star Game on July 28 at Reliant Stadium.

“Manchester United are among the most recognized and successful clubs in the world, and we are pleased to have them compete against our All-Stars and two MLS clubs this summer,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “We are proud to once again present our supporters with one of the most compelling All-Star Game formats in sports and we believe Manchester United’s North American tour will be a tremendous celebration of the sport following the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.”

United will also play Celtic in Toronto on July 16, the Philadelphia Union on July 21 and the Kansas City Wizards on July 25 as part of their North American tour.

“It’s great to be going back to North America,” Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said. “I enjoyed the last two tours there in 2003 and 2004 immensely. The quality of the facilities is outstanding and there is real enthusiasm in the crowds. It’s especially pleasing to be going in a World Cup year, when interest in football will be at its height.”

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