MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A Manchester City fan waves a flag during the Manchester City FA Cup Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 23, 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester City FC Takes On Club América In Herbalife World Football Challenge at AT&T Park

San Francisco's AT&T Park will be host to Manchester City FC and Club América In the Herbalife World Football Challenge on July 16. We'll provide news updates, previews and recaps in advance of this world class match. For more on Manchester City, check out Bitter and Blue. For more on Club América and Mexican soccer, check out FMF State Of Mind.

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Manchester City Brings Talent, Success to AT&T Park for World Football Chalenge

For years the English Premier League's Manchester City has sat in the shadows of their arch rival Manchester United as the second best team from Manchester. Playing in the same region as a power house like United can never be easy, but with some talented additions to their squad Man City proved their salt during their 2010-2011 season, finishing third in the English Premier League table while hoisting the 2011 FA Cup, their first trophy win in 35 years. 

The Blues trailed only eventual EPL winners Manchester United and runners-up Chelsea in the 2011 season, sporting a 21-8-9 record with a +27 goal differential and 71 points. Striker Carlos Tevez lead the team and the EPL in scoring during the 2010-11 campaign with 20 goals, leading him to be named the Golden Boot Award winner in the English Premier League. Man City also got it done tending goal as well as keeper Joe Hart was named the Golden Glove award winner, given to the keeper with the most clean sheets with 18 on the year. The clubs manager, Roberto Mancini, was also named Manager of the month in December and played a large role in the successes of the Blues this season. 

Tevez also was awarded the 'goal of the year' for his 65th minute goal against Stoke City in the FA cup final at Wembley Stadium, while Hart was awarded the performance of the season for his clean sheet against the Tottenham Hot Spurs in August of 2010. 

Needless the say, Man City will be bringing lots of talent to the shores of McCovey Cove when they play Mexico's Club América July 16th at AT&T Park. Should prove to be a good test for both teams and a great exhibition for Bay Area soccer fans. 

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Manchester City FC Takes On Club América In Herbalife World Football Challenge at AT&T Park

Bay Area soccer fans are in for a real treat this July as the Herbalife World Football Challenge comes to town. Two of the biggest soccer teams in the world will meet in San Francisco as England's Manchester City FC (Barclay's Premier League) will take on Mexico City's Club América (Primera Division, Mexico). The contest is part of the 13-match series featuring a mix of MLS and international soccer clubs. This is the third contest of the series and is scheduled for July 16th at 5:00pm at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park.

Manchester City will be looking to ride the momentum of one of the most successful seasons in club history. The Blues finished third in the Premier League standings and won the 2011 FA Cup, which included a monster semifinal victory over their arch-rival Manchester United. The Blues also qualified for the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League for the first time in club history.

Club América comes from Mexico's Primera Division and is one of the most successful teams in Mexican soccer history. They have won ten national titles and eight FIFA recognized international club trophies. The club finished Apertura 2010 in first place in group two but lost in the semifinals to Santos Laguna. They finished Clausura 2011 in second place in group two but lost in the quarterfinals to Morelia. They qualified for the second stage of the 2011 Copa Libertadores and advanced into the knockout stage before being eliminated in the round of 16.

Tickets are on sale for this one time event, starting at $45. But if you get your tickets through the BRC group, you can avoid up to an additional $16 in fees. It should prove to be an outstanding match on the shores of McCovey Cove. We'll be here to provide news updates, previews and recaps. If you plan on attending make sure to get your tickets now and get ready for the action!

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