What’s this? AT&T Park is going to host its first international soccer match in a half decade this Saturday, July 16, 2011? Well that’s news to me!
Anyway, this was the scene today at the British Consulate, where Manchester City representative Gary Hopkins showed off the hard-won Football Association Challenge Cup Trophy to Acting British Consul General Mary Gilbert .
See? (If you want to see this historic trophy for yourself, it will be at the Union Square NikeTown sometime on Friday, July 15th.)
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So it will be Manchester City vs. Club America at 5:00 PM at AT&T this Saturday. Get your tickets here.
“International soccer powerhouses; England’s Manchester City and Mexico’s Club America are set to play each other in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5PM PST at AT&T Park as part of the World Football Challenge.
With no shortage of funding, Manchester City (CITY) boasts one of the most star-studded rosters of any league after being owned by the ambitious Abu Dhabi Royal family. CITY is set to take Europe by storm this upcoming season after successfully defeating bitter rival, Manchester United, on their way to conquering the English FA Cup and finishing third in the English Premier League, thus providing automatic qualification in to the European Champions League, the most elite soccer competition on the planet.
Mexico’s elite Club America is one of the most storied and legendary clubs south of the border with followers numbering in the millions, in Mexico City alone. This is truly an outstanding matchup for all soccer aficionados around the Bay.”
See you there!