Kansas City Wizards v Manchester United Preview, Prediction, and TV Listings
Manchester United plays Major League Soccer side the Kansas City Wizards in the third match of their 2010 North America pre-season tour. The match will take place Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, July 25, 2010. Kickoff is scheduled for 18:00 EST (5 PM local KC time) and 00:00 UK time (technically midnight).
It will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel in the United States and on Manchester United TV across the world.
Kansas City Wizards v Manchester United Preview
Manchester United have won both of their pre-season matches and looking for another victory before they head to face the MLS All-Stars. They defeated Celtic and the Philadelphia Union but weren’t dominant in either match. Wayne Rooney and the other players involved in the 2010 World Cup are still unavailable for the Red Devils.
The Kansas City Wizards have struggled in Major League Soccer during the past few seasons. They are right now out of the playoffs and will need to start getting victories to climb up the Eastern Conference table. The Wizards main scoring threat this season as been striker Kei Kamara who has six goals. This is almost half of the total goals as they’ve only scored 13 in 16 MLS matches.
For Man U, Dimitar Berbatov has been in good form in the first two matches. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs continue to be a major part of the club along with goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Saar. Rising star Nani is returning from an injury and could play in this match. He has yet to make an appearance in the two previous matches.
Manchester United are the overwhelming favorites heading into the match and it would definitely be a surprise if they don’t win. There will be a very strong crowd at Arrowhead Stadium (could be over 60,000) but it will likely have as many if not more Man U fans than Wizards fans.
It could be close with most matches in the first half but the second half should open up and allow Man U to take comfortable lead.
Kansas City Wizards win – 15/2
Draw – 7/2
Manchester United win – 2/7
Kansas City Wizards v Manchester United Prediction
Manchester United will win the match 4-1.