Manchester United is coming to Salt Lake City.
The well-known English soccer club announced it will play five matches in five cities this summer and listed four of those destinations: Salt Lake City; Los Angeles; Santa Clara, California; and Washington, D.C.
"We have witnessed first-hand the passion and support for the club in the U.S. in recent years, so naturally it is something that everybody is very much looking to this summer," United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a press release.7 comments on this story
The opponent and venue for the match are unknown, with Rio Tinto Stadium or Rice-Eccles Stadium the most likely destinations. Manchester United announced further details will be made available in the coming days.
The two-week tour will be part of the lead-up to United's 2017-18 Premier League season. According to the club, Manchester United has more than 8 million followers in the United States.
Manchester United has made 15 visits to the United States since first doing so in 1950. The team has never played Real Salt Lake or played in Utah.