Fire to play Manchester United at Soldier Field

Fire to play Manchester United at Soldier Field
March 29, 2011, 2:02 pm
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Posted: 8:56 a.m.

CSNChicago.com

The Chicago Fire will take on one of the most recognized clubs in the world, Manchester United, at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the World Football Challenge.

We are excited to host Manchester United, one of the worlds finest clubs, at home in Chicago, in front of our supporters, said Chicago Fire owner Andrew Hauptman. Bringing United to Chicago helps the Fire continue to expand our reach in one of North Americas premier soccer markets. Our participation in the World Football Challenge gives our players an opportunity to take on one of the most talented clubs on the planet, while galvanizing Chicagos vast soccer community.

Manchester United has won a total of 18 English Premier League titles, four Carling cups, three European Cups and a record 11 FA cups. Founded in 1878, the Red Devils have competed in the top division of English soccer since 1938, with the exception of the 1974-75 season. United currently sit atop the Barclay's English Premier League table.

For ticket information, go to WorldFootballChallenge.com.