The English are coming. And the Spanish, too.
Manchester United, one of the winningest English Premier League clubs ever and arguably the most popular teams in the world, announced its 2011 United States summer tour on Tuesday, and it begins with a visit to Gillette Stadium, where Wayne Rooney and company will take on the New England Revolution, on July 13 (8 p.m.).
Man U will play a total of five matches during its trip across America, including serving as the opponent for the MLS All-Stars on July 27 at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. It will be the second year in a row that The Red Devils will be the All-Stars' opponent.
The tour concludes on 30 July with a clash at FedExField in Washington, DC, against Barcelona, one of the most talented clubs in the world with David Villa and Lionel Messi, considered the top player in the world.
Complete tour dates after the jump.
13 July v New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium, Boston
20 July v Seattle Sounders, Qwest Field, Seattle
23 July v Chicago Fire, Soldier Field, Chicago
27 July v MLS All-Stars, Red Bull Arena, New Jersey
30 July v Barcelona, FedExField, Washington DC
Tickets for the match with the Revs will be sold in a three-tier process: new and current season ticket holders can buy tickets starting on April 4; Multiple-game packages, including the Manchester United match, will go on sale to the public on April 12; and individual tickets -- start at $50 -- go on sale to the public on April 23.
"We've very pleased to invite Manchester United to Gillette Stadium to play the Revolution," Revolution Investor/Operator Jonathan A. Kraft said. "Man U is one of the biggest names in the sports world. Not only is this a great opportunity for Revolution and New England soccer fans to see a world power in person, but it's also a tremendous opportunity for all sports fans in New England to witness such a major and memorable event."