Sched­ule is­sues scut­tle match

Manch­ester United, Manch­ester City seek new venue, won’t play in Austin.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Kevin Lyt­tle klyt­tle@statesman.com Soccer

An In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­ons Cup soccer match be­tween two English Premier League gi­ants that was pro­posed for Austin this sum­mer has been scrapped be­cause of sched­ul­ing con­flicts.

Manch­ester United was to play Manch­ester City in July at Royal-Me­mo­rial Sta­dium. Team of­fi­cials were here ne­go­ti­at­ing dur­ing South by South­west, but the sides could not agree on a re­vised date, mul­ti­ple sources told the Amer­i­can-Statesman on Wed­nes­day.

this time we don’t plan to host, as we weren’t com­fort­able with the pro­posed date,” a Univer­sity of Texas ath­let­ics depart­ment source said. “We do in­tend to stay in touch with the groups on a po­ten­tial 2018 event in Austin.”

Orig­i­nally, the match was to be at 9 p.m. Wed­nes­day, July 19, partly to avoid the heat. A travel con­flict

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