Tuesday, April 22, 2008

German Giants to Play Rapids in July

Borussia Moenchengladbach, one of Germany's most historic clubs, will be visiting Denver to play the Colorado Rapids in July, according to a report in the New York Times. The German giants, who have won the Bundesliga five times, may be a second tier club right now in Germany but their promotion looks virtually assured and they will be back in the top flight when they trot out at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Summer. Here is the link to the NYT story.
This is good news for the Rapids. It is a mark, surely, of the outstanding facilties that DSG Park offers that they are one of two clubs in the US that the German team will visit. If only we could get Arsenal to pop over for a pre-season tour of the US. According to managing director, Jeff Plush, speaking on tonight's From The Pitch radio show, manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to do such a tour right now because he doesn't see real value in it. Enjoyed the show, not least the better reception on the new station, but the background noise of the fans was a little distracting. Drums at the breaks and a few songs, yes, but background laughing during the show's discussions? Not sure that really works.

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