On July 31,2010, we’ll have the opportunity to watch one of the more exciting sports events that will be happening in Baltimore, that does not include a team from Baltimore. Manchester City, an English Premier League soccer powerhouse will be playing arguably the best Italian team, Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan). Just to give you a brief perspective on how dominant these teams are, lets take a look at their histories.
Manchester City was founded in 1880 however they were not officially called Manchester City until 1897. From 1880 to 1886 they were known as West Gorton, and from 1887 until 1896 they were called AAFC (Ardwick Association Football Club). This English powerhouse has won the Football League First Division (England) twice (1937 and 1968), the FA Cup four times (1904, 1934, 1956, 1969), and the Football League Club (England) twice (1970, 1976). Manchester City has the reputation of always being able to play with the best English teams, and for that matter the best teams in the World. It is truly an honor to be able to watch this historic team come and play in Baltimore first-hand.
Inter Milan is arguably the best Italian football club now, and of all time. If you ask a true soccer fan the top Italian football clubs of all time he/she will probably say Inter Milan, A.C. Milan, A.S. Roma, and Juventus. Most people will make the case that Inter is the best of them all. The 18 time Serie A (Italian Premier League) winner, and the three time UEFA Champions League winners would probably agree. There is absolutely no doubting those numbers, and while yes there are many more prolific teams in the English Premier League, 18 Serie A titles speak for themselves. Many people will argue that Juventus is the best Italian team and with good reason. They have the most Serie A championships at 27 but most of them came in a small period of time. Those two teams are clearly the best Italian teams based on their history, but to me Inter Milan is the best Italian team today.
INTER MILAN VS. MAN CITY— JULY 31, 2010 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. BE THERE!!!!