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|AS Roma, Zaglebie Lubin to Play at Wrigley Field
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Italy's AS Roma and Poland's Zaglebie Lubin will face off in Wrigley Field this summer.
The July 22 soccer game is the opening match of AS Roma's United States Tour, with additional stops scheduled for Boston and New York.
It will be the first soccer game at Wrigley Field since a 1984 Chicago Sting-Vancouver Whitecaps game.
The playing field will run from Wrigley Field's third base dugout to right field, similar to the football field layout during the 2010 game between Northwestern and Illinois.
AS Roma plays in the Italian Serie A league. The Rome-based team has won three Serie A titles, nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.
Zaglebie Lubin is based in Lubin and competes in Poland's top division, the Ekstraklasa.
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