Usually when a visiting team faces off against the home team advantage goes to the home team. When you happen to be Manchester United, the most popular football club in the world, this does not apply to you.
Case in point Wednesday night – Man U faced off against Philadelphia in the second leg of there North American Summer Tour at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
You would have thought it was a typical home game at Old Trafford for Man U with the crowd of forty-four thousand plus donning the red and white shirts of The Red Devils in attendance. The crowd was treated to an exciting match that saw its only goal scored in the 76th minute by Man U’s Gabriel Obertan off a pass from Danny Welbeck.
Man U kicked off this summer’s tour last week with a 3-1 victory over Scottish Premier League Celtic and will play the Kansas City Wizards on Sunday, preparing for the big match versus the MLS All-Stars in Houston on July 28th.
If you’re traveling to Houston for the MLS All-Star game, consider checking out the 2010 SUM U-17 Cup that will be taking place in Houston on July 23 – 28. All 16 teams from the MLS will be represented by their U-17 youth development squads divided into four groups in a round-robin style tournament. The winners of the four groups advance on to the knockout stages.
Tags: Manchester United, Soccer