With the 2011 NFL season in doubt, the only “football” Chicagoans are likely to see any time soon is the kind we call soccer.
So like any true English pub, The Red Lion, 4749 N. Rockwell St., will be airing the contest between Manchester United and Barcelona FC, Saturday, May 28 at 2:45 p.m. Settle in for a banger sandwich and BYOB (bring your own Boddingtons) while you cheer on the Red Devils.
Chicago sports fans accustomed to lovable losers will have to adjust their expectations: Manchester United is the Yankees of soccer, with a record 19 league titles. In fact, the franchise is ranked second only to the Yankees in terms of dollar value, and some estimates put the club’s worldwide fan base at more than 300 million.
If you’d like to jump on the bandwagon, here are few tips:
Manchester United will be touring the U.S. this summer, including a stop in Chicago to take on the Fire, July 23 at Soldier Field.