Tickets for Sporting Kansas City’s international friendly against English Premier League club Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. CT today and are available via Ticketmaster.com.
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The highly anticipated international friendly will be Manchester City’s first against an MLS club since winning the English Premier League in 2012, as well as the first on their tour of the United States this summer. Tickets start at $50 for the showcase event in Sporting Kansas City’s Summer in the Soccer Capital series, presented by Sprint.
Manchester City FC, Premier League champions in 2012 and runners-up in 2013, are currently positioned for their fifth consecutive top-five finish in the world’s most-watched league and are vying for a berth in their fourth straight UEFA Champions League tournament. With four games remaining in their season, Manchester City FC are chasing Liverpool and Chelsea (who play in a top of the table clash this Sunday) in the standings.
2013-14 Barclays Premier League Standings (as of 4/24/14)
Manchester City's roster features two of the Premier League's top four goal scorers in Yaya Touré (18) and Sergio Agüero (16) as well as playmaker David Silva, whose nine assists are fifth most among EPL players this season. Captain Vincent Kompany was selected Premier League Player of the Season in 2011-12 and goalkeeper Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award each of the last three seasons.