If the New England Revolution's hot start to the season (1-0-1, 4 pts.) isn't enough to get you down to Foxboro, perhaps the next bit of news is.
The Revs announced today that they will face English powerhouse Manchester United at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, July 13.
The friendly is part of the 2011 World Football Challenge, which features teams from the MLS and some of the best teams in the world. Man U's stop in New England is one of a few that they make, including one against the MLS All-Star's.
We're very pleased to invite Manchester United to Gillette Stadium to play the Revolution, Revolution InvestorOperator 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."
Revs season ticket holders will have the first crack at the tickets, as they go on sale for them starting on Monday, April 4.
Multiple game packages, including the Man U game, go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 12.
Individual tickets to the match start at 50 and will go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 23.
TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.
Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.
MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.
Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.
Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.
Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.
New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.
New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.
New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.