The United States has become a summer playground for many of the world’s premier soccer teams, and this year, Washington will welcome two elites: Barcelona and Manchester United. The sides will clash July 26 at FedEx Field as part of the International Champions Cup, the fifth annual global exhibition featuring European clubs preparing for their respective league seasons. Kickoff is set for 7:30. ESPN will provide coverage. Tickets will go on sale April 4. Six years ago, Barcelona and Manchester United set an area attendance record for soccer by drawing 81,807 to the Landover venue. The Spanish powers also visited FedEx in 2015 by facing Chelsea in front of 78,914. A year earlier, Manchester United
Video showing a man suspected of taking Tom Brady’s jersey after the Super Bowl was released by Fox Sports on Tuesday. The NFL said Monday the missing jersey was found in Mexico in “possession of a credentialed member of the international media. ” A former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive is suspected in the theft, according to authorities. The Fox Sports video shows a credential member of the media following the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick into the team’s locker room immediately after the Super Bowl — before media members were allowed into the locker room. And, even though the man does not have the proper credential to be in the locker room at the time, he was able to enter with other
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has called on chairman Steve Parish to ensure that winger Wilfried Zaha stays at the club, amid reports linking him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. The Ivory Coast international was subject to a £12m offer from the north London club last summer and that interest could be reignited at the end of the campaign. Amid a troubling season, Zaha has been among Palace's most consistent performers and was particularly threatening during the 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday [18 March].