March 18, 2004

European invasion of US this summer!: Seven top Euro soccer (football!) teams will be touring several US cities and Toronto in the summer. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United (part-owned by Tampa Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer), Celtic, AC Milan, Roma and Bayern Munich will visit Chicago, Philly, Pittsburgh, NJ (Giants Stadium), Seattle, East Hartford, and Toronto. I've got an easier to read schedule (than the article provides) inside.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:36 PM - 12 comments

July 24: Chelsea vs Celtic (Seattle) 25: Man U vs Bayern (Chicago) 26: Liverpool vs Celtic (East Hartford, CT) 28: Man U vs Celtic (Philadelphia) 31: Man U vs AC Milan (Giants Stadium, NJ) 31: Celtic vs Roma (Toronto) ??: Chelsea vs Roma (Pittsburgh) ??: Chelsea vs Milan (Philadelphia) ??: Liverpool vs Roma (Giants Stadium) So, it's me flying to the East Coast this summer? Who's going to be broadcasting this thing?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:47 PM on March 18, 2004

Damn. Screwed again. Oh well, at least Dallas is getting the men's US/Mexico friendly in late April.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:57 PM on March 18, 2004

oh wow! The Philadelphia and Toronto ones are definitely close enough for to check out. Thanks worldcup!

posted by jasonspaceman at 01:05 PM on March 18, 2004

Those "??" games are... July 29: Chelsea vs Roma (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh) Aug 2: Chelsea vs Milan (Lincoln Financial Field, Philly) Aug 3: AS Roma vs Liverpool (Giants Stadium, E. Rutherford) Full press release here. (Hopefully I'll be able to work some of these.)

posted by chules at 01:39 PM on March 18, 2004

Oops - I forgot to add that all the games will be shown on Fox Sports World in the US, just like last year.

posted by chules at 03:38 PM on March 18, 2004

Where the hell are they going to play in Toronto? SkyDome? I can't imagine that being a good venue for football.

posted by mkn at 06:14 PM on March 18, 2004

Once again these fuckers are coming nowhere close to the Bay Area. Candlestick's 75,000+ seats aren't enough? Dammit, I am already flying to NJ for a wedding the end of June, even with my new job (started today, w00t), cannot manage two trips. FSW, be my friend!

posted by billsaysthis at 07:30 PM on March 18, 2004

looks like i'm gonna have to pester my brother for some bergen record seats at the meadowlands.

posted by goddam at 09:27 PM on March 18, 2004

I got 2 matches in Soldier Field! I better get a job so i can afford the damn tickets...

posted by StarFucker at 01:12 AM on March 19, 2004

goddam, I wish I could fly in and escort you to the Liverpool-Roma match!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:24 PM on March 19, 2004

Where is that match?

posted by StarFucker at 01:50 AM on March 21, 2004

giants stadium

posted by goddam at 10:12 AM on March 21, 2004

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