For the second straight year, Manchester United of the Premier League are heading stateside for some preseason training -- and the Chicago Fire made the list. Yes, on July 23, at 7 p.m., the Fire will face off against the British football heavyweights at Soldier Field. The Brits will also make stops in New England (July 13), Seattle (July 20), New Jersey (July 27) and Washington D.C. (July 30).â†µ
The Fire - Man U game is part of the World Football Challenge, an eight-team summer soccer tournament. If you're interested in attending, be sure to buy tickets as quickly as you can. Soccer fanatics tend to flock to Manchester United matches, and Soldier Field could sell out.â†µ
UPDATE: Single game tickets will be available in mid-April but you can guarantee yourself a ticket to the July 23rd game right now by purchasing a season ticket for the Chicago Fire. Single game tickets for the Manchester United game will be about 1/4 of an entire regular season ticket to the Fire so that's certainly one option to consider. A season ticket for the Chicago Fire includes 16 additional MLS games with a generous exchange program and more. Click here for more info.