Timbers ready for AC Milan's future stars
June 15, 2007
PORTLAND, Ore. – The future stars of Italian club and 2007 Champions League champion, AC Milan are scheduled to arrive in Portland over the weekend as AC Milan Primavera (U-21) prepares to battle the Portland Timbers on June 19 at PGE Park at 7 p.m.
“AC Milan has a great history and is one of the most respected clubs in the world,” said Gavin Wilkinson, head coach and general manager of the Timbers. “The Primavera team is good enough to play anyone in the world, and we are excited have them in town. This will be another great test for our players and a great opportunity for our fans to see some of the top young talent in the world.”
Highlighting AC Milan’s U-21 roster are Italian Youth National Team member Matteo Darmian, who recently played in the European U-19 Championships, midfielder Davide Ancelotti, the son of AC Milan head coach Carlo Ancelotti, and defender Luca Antonelli, who was called up 12 times by AC Milan during the 2006-07 season.
AC Milan Primavera kicks off a three-game U.S. preseason tour in Portland against the Timbers.
Tickets for the Esurance AC Milan U-21 vs. Timbers match presented by Peroni Italy and KINK.fm on June 19 are available at the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (503) 224-4400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $17.