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Details on Manchester United-America’s Seattle friendly

Tickets for the July "friendly" between Club América and Manchester United hosted at Century Link Field went on pre-sale today to Season Ticket Holders.

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Following up on last Tuesday's announcement that Manchester United and Club América would play a friendly at CenturyLink Field on July 17th as a part of the International Champions Cup, the Seattle Sounders announced today that tickets will be available for pre-sale to current Season Ticket Holders. The sale opened up to STH at 10am today, with tickets starting at $34. It has been noted that as the Sounders are not managing the inventory for this match, season-ticket seat locations are not guaranteed.

Non-season ticket holders will have a separate pre-sale on Tuesday at 10am by clicking on the following link (warning: ticketmaster redirect): Pre-sale tickets. Actual game tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday.

The game will be CONCACAF Champion League winner Club América's third and final match in the all-friendlies ICC after having playing LA Galaxy on July 11th and San Jose Earthquakes on July 14th. They are currently the winningest team in Mexico, having claimed 12 league titles and are one of two teams to never be relegated from the Mexican top division, along with Chivas de Guadalajara. They are also the current title holder, having won Apertura 2014.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will be making their third trip to play in Seattle's Qwest/CenturyLink, having played against the Sounders in a friendly in 2011, and having played against Celtic in 2003. It will be their first match of the ICC, playing three other matches against Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germaine, and San Jose Earthquakes. I could list all of their accomplishments, but surely you've heard of them all before, especially their second division titles they won in both 1936 and 1975.

Manchester United's previous match in Seattle was not without controversy. In what was stated to be a gentleman's agreement to play starters only the first 45 minutes, Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid changed out his squad for second and third stringers to start the second half while former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson kept his starters in the full 90 minutes, which resulted in 6 second half goals for the English team.

Of note, this is the first club friendly in Seattle to not feature the Sounders since they joined MLS.

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