City to play LA Galaxy in July
- Thu 12 May 2011, 5:31PM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
Manchester City will play Los Angeles Galaxy during their summer 2011 visit to North America.
The Club recently confirmed that Roberto Mancini’s first team squad would take in a pre-season Stateside trip again this July, with a game against new Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps set to be played on Monday 18 July.
The game in Vancouver will be followed by a mouthwatering game against one of the highest profile clubs in the USA. City will face up to the Galaxy, who have former England captain David Beckham in their ranks as well as US striker Landon Donovan and former Aston Villa man Juan Pablo Angel. The match will be played at LA Galaxy’s stadium, the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles on Sunday 24 July.
Both games will form part of City’s involvement in the Herbalife World Football Challenge, with a third game yet to be announced.
City boss Roberto Mancini is excited about the prospect of facing Galaxy as part of the summer trip. He said: “As always, the summer’s preparations will be very important for us and I am really looking forward to coming to Los Angeles and Vancouver for the games in the World Soccer Challenge.
“The profile of football in America is getting stronger all the time, and David Beckham has done great things to establish the game over there. So it will certainly be interesting for Manchester City to play against David and the rest of the Galaxy team.
“We saw the enthusiasm for football in America when we went out there last summer, it was a really good tour for us. This summer is going to be just as exciting for all of the City players, coaches and hopefully a good number of our fans, who will come out to see us play.“
Further details about the final game of North America visit will be announced in the coming weeks, along with scheduling and ticketing information.