Pitch Side - Manchester United vs. Club America

Photos by Grace Stufkosky

Manchester United and Club America descended on Phoenix last week in a highly anticipated preseason fixture. The balmy heat was no match for the fans who had been eagerly awaiting the rare opportunity to see their favorite club play in their hometown. 

While the match itself is what you'd expect from a preseason friendly, totally underwhelming, it was a great opportunity for younger players like Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood to try and make their mark. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with goals from United's Juan Mata and Club America's Henry Martin.

Manchester United continue their U.S. tour with meet ups against AC Milan, Liverpool, and Real Madrid. Club America kicked off their regular Liga MX season yesterday with a 2-1 loss to Necaxa.

Grace Stufkosky