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Manchester City announce friendly against MLS side Toronto in May

Manchester City will travel to North America for a friendly game against Canadian MLS side Toronto on the 27th May.

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End of season friendlies are becoming highly popular amongst Premier League teams looking for more commercial opportunities in an increasingly congested market place.

According to mcfc.co.uk, Ferran Soriano, City’s Chief Executive, said “We know from our visit to Vancouver in 2011 the passion for the Club which exists in Canada. We have a very active supporters group in Toronto, and are looking forward to bringing our team to showcase their talents to our fans there.”

Toronto have struggled in recent years, and are yet to qualify for the MLS post season in ten attempts, despite spending heavily on players such as Jermain Defoe, and US internationals Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.

Their best achievement to date was a semi-final appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2012 – a tie which they ultimately lost 7-3 against Liga MX side Santos Laguna.

The kick off time for the friendly is yet to be confirmed. It is expected City will announce more friendlies in North America over the coming days.

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