Soldier Field in Chicago, IL will play host to the final 2015 International Champions Cup North American leg on US soil. This Wednesday, reigning ICC champions Manchester United will match up against French champions Paris Saint-Germain in what is sure to be a very intriguing affair. Clearly, this fixture is must-see action for all football fans, whether in attendance or from the comfort of their own living room.
According to SeatSmart.com, tickets for Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain can be purchased on the secondary market for an average of $160.03. That’s actually 13 percent higher than last week’s mark, which goes to show how the anticipation is building up for this rare contest. Fans can also find less expensive admission to this match as the get-in price begins at $70. In addition, fans can also save on parking in Chicago with great deals from ParkWhiz.com, which has spots around Soldier Field starting at $30.
Manchester United has enjoyed a strong run throughout the ICC, taking full points from all three of their matches. It began with a 1-0 victory over Club América, before disposing of the San Jose Earthquakes, 3-1.
The crowning jewel of this three-game win streak, however, came on July 25 at Levi’s Stadium. An inspired United defense provided the support as they defeated FC Barcelona in Santa Clara, CA. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring with a wonderful header in the 9th minute, and although being out-possessed for the majority of the match, second-half goals from Jesse Lingard and Belgium gem Adnan Januzaj were enough to carve out a 3-1 win.
Sitting in second-place in the ICC North America standings with nine points, United will now try to hold off Paris Saint-Germain, who can jump their opponent with a victory, as they sit in third with seven points.
PSG has scored a total of eight goals in its three matches, which is a tendency they’ve displayed in the past. In fact, their goal-scoring prowess is why tickets to see Paris Saint-Germain are generally a highly sought-after item. Kevin-Jean Augustin has been amongst the top performers, scoring against Benfica in a 3-2 win, and twice against Fiorentina en route to the club’s 4-2 triumph.
After these two early wins, PSG fell short to English titleholders Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium. In front of the Washington, DC crowd, the two teams needed penalties to decide the match. Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois recorded the deciding save and spot kick to drop PSG to a tournament record of 2-1.
They now have sights set on Manchester United. This match should be a real exciting outing, as both teams possess the talent to light up Soldier Field in Chicago.
Striker Javier Hernandez and recent signing goalie Sergio Romero will join up with Manchester United as they aim to impress in their first appearances of the preseason tour.
On the other side of the pitch, the Laurent Blanc-coached PSG squad has high hopes for this fixture. A solid performance and unlucky result against Chelsea has the French club eyeing a turnaround, as Augustin will be joined by world-class striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, tasked with leading the furious attack. All in all, it should be a terrific soccer matchup, with two of the top teams across the globe.