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St. Louis WELCOMES Chelsea FC & Manchester City Soccer

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:59 am

The WELCOME mat is out here in St. Louis, MO for world-class soccer!

"English soccer powers Manchester City and Chelsea will play on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event went on sale at 10 a.m. and 42,000 tickets were sold by about 10 minutes later."

Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (L) misses an chance on goal during their English FA Cup quarter final replay football match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 1, 2013.

Re: St. Louis WELCOMES Chelsea FC & Manchester City Soccer

Fri May 24, 2013 4:37 am

Man City is dominating play, but Chelsea is dominating the score. Chelsea, 2, Manchester City, zip, at half.

Even though it's a "friendly," 46,000 fans at Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals) are lovin' it!

EDIT: Chelsea went up 3-0, but 2 quick goals by Man City now have it at 3-2.
Tied 3-3 now at 85:00. (Correction: actual attendance count - 48,263.)
Final score 4-3 Manchester City over Chelsea. The winner was SOCCER! :)

Re: St. Louis WELCOMES Chelsea FC & Manchester City Soccer

Fri May 24, 2013 11:05 am

Both teams are set to have new managers next season. The current Chelsea boss is an interim manager and City sacked their chief early last week after finishing second in the league and losing in the FA Cup final.

The caretaker manager of City, Brian Kidd, is probably the only man beloved by both the red and blue halves of Manchester. In 1968, while still a teenager, he scored a goal for Man Utd in their famous European Cup triumph at Wembley over Benfica. He also played for City a few years later and has been assistant manager at both teams. Few will forget his celebrations on the turf 20 years ago when Utd won their first title in 25 years.