Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Manchester United continues their preseason U.S. tour in Seattle

By Money Mike

All of Seattle should be excited to see one of the greatest teams ever assembled. Manchester United get ready for their 2nd game of their U.S. tour against the Seattle Sounders. Over 68,000 tickets have been sold for this match and I'm pretty sure this will be much better than their friendly matches in 2009 against Chelsea and Barcelona. Even if this match ends up being a blow out with like 20 minutes to go, don't turn the match off or don't leave the stadium. Just watch for 90 minutes.

Who are Manchester United?

Manchester Untied are an English soccer.... I mean football club that has been around since the late 1800's. This team was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C. by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. They started playing a bunch of exhibition matches at that time against other departments and rail companies, but on November 20, 1880, they played their first recorded match against Bolton Wanderers, wearing their green and gold. They lost that match by a final score of 6-0. Money wasn't that big a deal back then like it is now, regarding signing and selling players.

Ever since the Premier League was formed in 1992, Manchester United pretty much became the New York Yankees of English football. In 19 Premier League seasons, Manchester United has won 12 League titles. That inclues last year.

What to look for in this match:

Well we had a handful of trialists in practice today but only one will play in the friendly. His name is Mrisho Ngassa. He was brought to the Sounders in an effort to strenghten the team's relationship with clubs in East Africa, but seriously, if he does well, sign him.

Now here's a video of the coin toss atop the Space Needle. Kasey Keller was up there representing the Sounders along with Manchester United players Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, who kicks off first tomorrow? Check it out right here........

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