It's been rumored for a while but today it's official. The Fire will face Manchester United at Soldier Field on Saturday July 23 (7 pm kick off). The game is part of the World Football Challenge event that MLS announced last week. The details, schedule, and complete format of the WFC have yet to be announced but it has been rumored to include several other big European clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester City along with popular teams from south of the border such as Club America.
Barcelona's participation has been confirmed. They will take on the Red Devils at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on July 30.
The good news for Fire Season Ticket Holders is that the game will be part of the STH package as Bonus Game Number 2. Although the game won't be at Wrigley Field as some had hoped, Soldier Field is a much better option for watching and staging a soccer match.