Scoring In The U.S.A.

Pro soccer in the U.S. is having a breakthrough summer, even if American teams aren't a part of it. British club Manchester United, probably the most valuable sports franchise in the world (about $1 billion), has planted its flag in America during a four-city exhibition tour that saw Man U matched against some of Europe's glamour teams, including Glasgow Celtic from Scotland (a 4-0 win), and Juventus from Italy (4-1). According to promoters, it took only one hour for Man U to sell out its Aug. 3 game against Barcelona at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Likewise for its Giants Stadium appearance...

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