Manchester United seeks U.S. foothold

July 20, 2003
By Stephen Wilson
LONDON -- Get ready, America: The globe's mightiest sports franchise is coming your way.

Manchester United, the world's wealthiest and most popular soccer team, is hitting U.S. shores for a four-game preseason tour starting Tuesday in Seattle.

Of course, one player won't be coming: David Beckham.

The England captain, pop icon and biggest name has left Manchester United for Real Madrid, taking some of the luster off the visit by the English Premier League ...

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