Kickoff time for the May 25 match between English Premier League teams Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Manchester City FC clinched the 2011-12 EPL title in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season with two goals in extra-time. The club has won three domestic league titles (also 1936-37 and '67-68), five FA cups (1904, '34, '56, '69, 2011) and one European Cup Winners' Cup (1970) since its founding in 1894. This season the club has reached its 10th FA Cup Final and will face Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on May 11.
Chelsea FC is the reigning champion of Europe, having won their first Champions League title last May by defeating Bayern Munich on penalty kicks. Since its founding in 1905, the London-based team has won four domestic league titles (1954-55, 2004-05, '05-06 and '09-10) and seven FA Cups (1970, '97, 2000, '07, '09, '10, '12).
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The contests will mark the third and fourth soccer matches at the current Yankee Stadium. The first took place on July 22, 2012, with Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 38,202 fans. On August 8, 2012, Real Madrid defeated A.C. Milan, 5-1, before a sellout crowd of 49,474 as Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals.
The current Yankee Stadium carries on the great soccer tradition of the original Yankee Stadium, which hosted some of the most famous teams in world soccer, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Celtic, Benfica and Sparta Prague, along with the national teams of England, Israel, Italy and the United States. Pele, who many consider the greatest player of all time, called Yankee Stadium home in 1976, when he played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.