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The Dons have undertaken many summer tours in many parts of the World. In May and June of 1972 they headed off on a twelve match tour of North America, starting with two games in Bermuda, then across the USA and into Canada before reurning once more to the States. On 4th June they were in New York and faced up to recent Champions of Ecuador, Barcelona, a team that like the Dons had never been relegated from their top League.

Before kick-off, in the Randall's Island Stadium, in Manhattan, this penant was presented to Captain Steve Murray and is the only keepsake of the encounter.
The match should have been a challenging one but despite the physical element of the game, the Dons ran up a comfortable 5-1 victory. Dave Robb described the opposition as "the dirtiest team I have ever played against."

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23 Jul 2024 / 19:45 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen