After we broke the news earlier this week that the AC Milan v Newcastle United match in Pittsburgh scheduled for August 3rd had been called off (see our article here), we immediately heard rumors that Gillette Stadium was in the running to get the match.
Word come out this afternoon from the New England Revolution's official twitter account that AC Milan have found their replacement match:
New England Revolution (@NErevolution)
"SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: AC Milan to meet Cruzeiro @GilletteStadium on August 4 as part of DH with #Revs/@SportingKC 4:30/7:30 kickoffs"
It seemed obvious that Gillette would be the first choice for the team since their schedule put them in the Northeast during that time frame and the Revolution usually host at least one friendly each summer. This summer Robert Kraft had been quite, but this late announcement works out great for fans in New England hoping to catch another friendly in addition to Liverpool v Roma at Fenway Park.
Make sure to get all the details for this and over 40 other summer friendlies in North America by checking out our "2012 Summer Friendlies" page.