The heart and soul of Juventus FC, Alex Del Piero.
He has been with Juve since 1993, and won the
World Cup with Italy in 2006.
Juventus FC will travel to North America to face the New York Red Bulls of MLS in a friendly on Sunday, May 23 at the new Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The last visit for "The Old Lady" was in 2003 when the Italian Super Cup was held at Giants Stadium.
Reduced Squad but with Several Stars
Juventus will be without many internationals ahead of the World Cup in South Africa; however, fans can expect to see a few big names. Notably, Alessandro Del Piero, Diego, and David Trezeguet.
Diego in action during his first Serie A campaign.
Erik Stover, Managing Director of Red Bull New York
Source: Red Bulls to Face Juventus May 23.
“Since opening Red Bull Arena, we have been committed to bringing in elite clubs from around the world to play in what we consider to be the best soccer-specific stadium in North America,” said Red Bull New York Managing Director Erik Stover. “With its storied history and multiple championships, Juventus certainly fits in with this vision. They are a prestigious club with a tremendous following around the world and we are excited to host them at our brand new home.”
David Trezeguet in action against Fulham. The
French-Argentine has been with Juve for over 10 years.
According to the Red Bulls website, "Fans can purchase tickets, which start at $30 apiece, by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER or logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com."
Carl Robinson of New York Red Bulls versus
Santos Futebol Clube during the inaugural friendly
at Red Bull Arena.
Other Friendlies During their North American Visit
According to CBC News, Fiorentina will face Juve in Toronto:
"Serie A outfits Juventus and Fiorentina will square off in an exhibition match on May 25 at Toronto's Rogers Centre, a message on Fiorentina's official website confirmed Tuesday.
Based in the Tuscan city of Florence, Fiorentina is going on a North American tour once the current Serie A campaign ends in mid-May.
Fiorentina will play two games in Montreal, meeting the Montreal Impact on May 23 at Stade Saputo and taking on fellow Italian club AC Milan on June 2 at Olympic Stadium."
Source: CBC News, April 20, 2010.
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