Glendale is about to get international as two of the top soccer programs in the world face off July 19 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Manchester United will battle Club de Futbol America (Club America) 7 p.m. July 19 in a game showcasing two of the oldest, top soccer teams in the world.
“Here we have arguably the two biggest teams in their respective countries coming head to head in Phoenix,” Charlie Stillitano, executive chairman of Relevant Sports, said in a written statement. “Manchester United and Club America consistently compete at a world-class level, and the opportunity to watch a match-up between these two international elites shows the incredible growth that soccer continues to enjoy in the U.S.”
Manchester United, one of the most successful soccer teams in the world, which was founded in 1878, has dominated the English football league with 20 league titles, 12 Football Association Challenge Cups (FA Cups), five Carabao Cups and 21 Football Association Community Shields.
Manchester United has also won three Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions Leagues and one UEFA European title, among others.
The team will battle Club America, founded in 1916 and plays in Liga MX league, the top professional league in Mexico. Club America is currently led by goaltender Agustin Federico, who has played every minute of the team’s five games, winning three and tying one.
Club America is also led by forwards Darwin Quintero and Raul Jimenez and midfielders Mateus Uribe, Rubens Sambueza and defenders Miguel Layun and Paul Aguilar. Uribe leads the team with eight goals and Celcilo Dominguez, Henry Martin and Jeremy Menez have each scored five goals this season.
Tickets are available, starting at $27 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the University of Phoenix Stadium box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.