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The San Jose Earthquakes will host Manchester United as part of the English club’s United States 2018 summer tour, according to a 49ers press release on Monday morning. The international friendly is slated for Sunday, July 22nd at 2 p.m.
Many of the most reputable European soccer clubs have taken U.S. tours in recent years, as the sport’s popularity continues to grow in the States. United was one of the club’s that took a summer tour to the U.S. last year.
“The 49ers have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with our friends at the Earthquakes since opening Levi’s Stadium,” said 49ers President Al Guido. “And we’re looking forward to having them back for their third match in their other home stadium.”
Manchester United has played three international friendlies at Levi’s Stadium. The most recent featured a matchup with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, drawing more than 65,000 fans.
“The training facilities are world class and the games will be played in front of passionate crowds, making it an ideal environment for the players to gear up for the new season,” said Ed Woodward, the Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman.
According to the press release, pre-sale tickets for $25 will be made available April 9th and go on sale April 12th.