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There Will Be A Tribute To The Berkeley Victims Before Tonight's Man Utd Game

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Manchester United play San Jose Earthquakes in an International Champions Cup pre-season friendly tonight.

Before the match kicks off, there will be a minute's silence in memory of the six Irish students who died when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley on June 16th. Another seven were injured in last month's tragedy.

The tribute has been organised by friends of the families affected.


New Man Utd signing Bastian Schweinsteiger himself paid tribute to Bayern Munich fan and victim Niccolai Schuster with a Facebook post last month.

Friends of Niccolai contacted the German midfielder with a photograph (see above) of the two together and a message explaining how much he idolised the World Cup winner.

Schweinsteiger expressed his sadness at the news and wished 'much strength' to families and relatives.

Tonight's game was originally scheduled to be held at the University of Berkeley Stadium but has since been moved to San Jose's own Avaya Stadium.


The game kicks off at 4:05am Irish time.


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