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D.C. United vs. Glasgow Rangers on July 24

After weeks of negotiation, D.C. United has finalized plans to play a friendly against 53-time Scottish champion Glasgow Rangers on July 24 at RFK Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

The MLS club had already announced a match against AC Milan on May 26 in Washington and is in negotiations to host the El Salvador national team in June and England's Blackburn Rovers in August.

"It's an honor for D.C. United to compete against them," club president Kevin Payne said of Rangers' visit. "Rangers fans are famous for their loyalty and passion, and we look forward to welcoming them."

Rangers, founded in 1872 and featuring American midfielders Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley, will be in preseason during a North American tour that also might include matches against Mexico's Club America in Dallas and archrival Glasgow Celtic at Fenway Park in Boston.

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By Steve Goff  |  April 28, 2010; 3:09 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , Scotland  | Tags: AC Milan, Celtic F.C., D.C. United, DaMarcus Beasley, Fenway Park, MLS, Maurice Edu, Rangers F.C., Soccer  
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"...Glasgow Rangers, one of international soccer's most decorated clubs..."

one of scotland's most decorated clubs maybe, have they even won anything internationally?

Posted by: happyneko | April 28, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

DCU: We play friendlies!

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | April 28, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Rangers better watch out, because when we're healthy....when we're healthy..... aw, who am I kidding!

Posted by: nairbsod | April 28, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

DMB will be out of contract.

Posted by: Reignking | April 28, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Marta and FC Gold Pride will be at the SoccerPlex Sat 7/24 at 7 pm.

Posted by: OWNTF | April 28, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Well -- maybe this will help bring in some big-name reinforcements in time for the match.

Posted by: fischy | April 28, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Marta and FC Gold Pride will be at the SoccerPlex Sat 7/24 at 7 pm.

Posted by: OWNTF | April 28, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

OT, but anyone know of a list of MLS players sorted by college (for those that went to college)?

and screw the spoiler alert: I'd be happy if folks posted updates on Inter-Barca.

Posted by: troy6 | April 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Barca 0-0 Inter

Inter down to 10 men after Busquets play acted as though he was punched in the face.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | April 28, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

DC United has re-signed Luciano Emilio for a short-term deal (via DCU Twitter).

Posted by: VercengetorixII | April 28, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind seeing a FIT DMB on the left flank for United. Definitely an upgrade over Castillo.

Posted by: alecw81 | April 28, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

It's almost like we're writing off the whole season just so we can play lucrative scrimmages .. . I hope it's not to pay the moving bill!

Posted by: delantero | April 28, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

when we're healthy
I used to use that reasoning for the Washington Wizards. At least there was some logic and reason to believe that could pan out. That's not the case with United.

Posted by: sitruc | April 28, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Barcelona have won the Inter 1-0 with a goal from defender Gerard Pique, but not enough because they had to win by two goals (the referee annulled a goal two minutes later legal) Inter was always defending. The Italian coach, Jose Mourinho brought to the fans of Barcelona (typical of this character is a bully and arrogant). The final will be Bayern Munich - Inter Milan. The Spanish, we can only think of the World Cup ...

Posted by: noonan_17 | April 28, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

happyneko asked "one of scotland's most decorated clubs maybe, have they even won anything internationally?"

Nope. In the final of the Cup Winners' Cup three times, the European Super Cup once, and the UEFA Cup Final once (two years ago), but never brought home any of those trophies. So, rank amateurs compared to DC, right? ;-)

Of course 53 league championships, 33 Scottish Cups, and 26 Scottish League Cups, plus 107 other minor trophies might be a small counterbalance to the 12 items in our trophy case. :-)

Posted by: janspoor | April 29, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

janspoor: your post is incorrect, Rangers won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972.

Posted by: NewHampshireLoyal | May 5, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

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