Manchester City Brings European Soccer to the United States

The Collaboration Between Manchester City and FC Series Promises an Exciting Journey through International Soccer in the USA
Manchester City v Newcastle United - Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
Manchester City v Newcastle United - Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

European soccer has been a dominant force worldwide for decades, but in the United States, the sport has often been overshadowed by games like American football, basketball, and baseball. However, a partnership between Manchester City and FC Series is changing that landscape, offering American fans a unique experience with international soccer.

With a preseason tour set for the summer of 2024, Manchester City, one of the leading clubs in the English Premier League, is gearing up to cross the Atlantic once again, in a series of four exciting games in the United States. This partnership with FC Series not only highlights the growing popularity of soccer in the USA but also provides a unique opportunity for American fans to engage with some of the top European clubs.

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The first stop on Manchester City's tour will be against Celtic, the Scottish Premier League champions, on July 23rd at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. This matchup promises to be an exhilarating test for both teams, reigniting a rivalry dating back to the group stage of the Champions League in 2016. With both clubs eager to start the season on the right foot, fans can expect a game full of excitement and intensity.

Additionally, Manchester City will face AC Milan in New York City, at the iconic Yankee Stadium, on July 27th.

The tour will also give fans the opportunity to see New York City FC in action, providing an even more comprehensive experience of top-level soccer. With the continued growth of MLS and the success of New York City FC, this game is sure to draw a large crowd and further strengthen the presence of European soccer in the United States.

Perhaps the most anticipated game of the tour will be against Barcelona, where Manchester City will face their coach's former club, Pep Guardiola, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 30th.

Manchester City's tour will be concluded with a game against Chelsea, another Premier League club, at the historic Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on August 3rd. With a capacity of over 100,000 spectators.