July 24, 2014 GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Olympiakos blanks AC Milan, 3-0
TORONTO--- Alejandro Dominguez, Dimitri Diamantakos and Andreas Bouchalakis scored to lead Olympiakos to a 3-0 win over AC Milan at in front of 10,603 at BMO Field in the opening game of the Guinness international Champions Cup Thursday night.
July 21, 2014 TOE IN THE WATER
Guinness Cup will test Olympiakos
When a club has won the Greek league title 41 times, the Greek Cups 26 times and is the four-time defending Greek league champion, looking beyond its peninsular and island borders would be a natural ambition.
July 21, 2014 THE CITY GAME
City emerges as Manchester's new top dog
For years Manchester United was the talk of that northwest England city when it came to soccer. But that tide has changed, radically changed. These days, it's the City game that rules the roost there as in Manchester City's game.
July 19, 2014 MLS ROUNDUP
Sporting boosts East lead
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---- Benny Feilhaber scored on a 10th-minute free kick, Lawrence Olum nodded home a rebound after an hour, and Sporting Kansas City held on for a 2-1 triumph Saturday evening at Sporting Park, ending the LA Galaxy’s eight-game unbeaten streak.
July 18, 2014 A NEW BEGINNING
With U.S. Tour Manchester United kicks off a new era--again
By Manchester United's lofty standards, the 2013-14 season was one to be forgotten. The 20 time champions of England finished in seventh place, five points out of the running for even a chance to qualify for the Europa league and 22 points behind inter-city rival Manchester City, who captured the Barclay's Premier League crown. They also suffered an early exit from the Champions League.
February 20, 2014. PLAYING BALL
Both NY ballparks to host Guinness Cup
Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will both host the Guinness International Champions Cup. Olympiakos will face A.C. Milan at Citi Field on July 24, while Liverpool will take on Manchester City at Yankee Stadium on July 30.
May 23, 2013 TEAMS ON TOUR
Man City comes back to top Chelsea in St. Louis
If Saturday's friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on Saturday is half as good as their tussle, then fans are in for a treat. Edin Dzeko scored two goals and Micah Richards added a stoppage-time winner as City overcame a three- goal deficit to defeat Chelsea, 4-3, on Thursday night.
August 8, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Real Madrid Routs AC Milan 5-1
NEW YORK--Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and Kaka set up three as Real Madrid trounced AC Milan 5-1 in a World Football Challenge match in front of a Yankee Stadium record crowd of 49,474 Wednesday night.
August 4, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Robinho, Rossineri rout Olimpia
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--In the opening match of a Gillette Stadium doubleheader, world heavyweights AC Milan defeated Honduran side CD Olimpia 3-1 for the second exhibition win on their US summer tour.
August 3, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Real Madrid routs Galaxy 5-1
CARSON, Calif.--- Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María each had a goal and an assist as Real Madrid rolled over the Los Angeles Galaxy 5-1 in a World Football Challenge match in front of a record crowd of 30,317 at the Home Depot Center Wednesday night.
August 1, 2012 CHILE IN THE CITI
Roster set for friendly in Queens
Chilean National Team coach, Claudio Borghi announced the 21-man roster for their international match against Ecuador Wednesday, August 15 at Citi Field at 8:00 p.m. The match will be played during an official FIFA window..
July 28, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
AC Milan only winner
BALTIMORE—Scorching midday heat drained most of the life out of Saturday’s scoreless draw between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, which drew a crowd of 42,723 to Ravens Stadium.
July 25, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Bradley leads Roma win at Fenway
BOSTON---After a slow start, Michael Bradley notched a second-half goal to get the scoring started and Roma went on to defeat Liverpool 2-1, disappointing the Liverpool supporters that dominated the near-capacity crowd of 37,169 on hand for the international friendly at Fenway Park.
July 24, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
French clubs win the night
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Emanuel Herra scored two goals after Gaetan Charbonnier netted the game-winner as Ligue 1 champions Montpellier Herault SC defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Tuesday night at Livestrong Sporting Park.
July 22, 2012 NO EXTRA INNINGS
Chelsea-PSG at Yankee Stadium ends in tie
The first soccer game at the new Yankee Stadium didn't exactly turn into a home run derby, with European heavyweights Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 38,202 most Chelsea blue-clad fans.
July 18, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Aston Villa, Chelsea open with wins
CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union have always held their own against international opponents, and while they did again in losing 1-0 to Aston Villa Wednesday at PPL Park, the loss was the first the team has suffered against a visiting foreign team at the Chester stadium.
July 9, 2012 U.S. TV DEAL
Liverpool tour games to air on ESPN
BOSTON–Liverpool FC and its American owners have taken another step in building the team's brand in North America, signing a deal with ESPN to televise two matches of the club's 2012 North American Tour.
August 6, 2011 WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Barca finally win one
DALLAS—David Villa and Keita scored to give Barcelona their only win of the World Football Challenge, 2-0 over Club America in Saturday’s event finale at Cowboys Stadium.
August 3, 2011 WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Chivas roughs up Barca 4-1
MIAMI--- Marco Fabian scored two spectacular goals to give CD de Guadalajara a 4-1 win over FC Barcelona at Sun Life Stadium in front of 70,080, the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in Florida.
July 27, 2011 INJURIES OF THE STARS
Chicharito concussion, Donovan calf strain
HARRISON, NJ---It’s not exactly turning into the Major League Baseball All-Star game, where a bevy of stars didn’t make it to Arizona for the mid-summer classic, but the MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night will be missing stars from both sides.
July 26, 2011 HEY, JUVE
Juventus blanks Club America, 1-0
Juventus overcame a 38-minute lightning delay in the first half and Club America over 90 minutes to register a 1-0 win over the Mexican side in an international friendly at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Forward Cristian Pasquato connected for the lone goal of the night in the 42nd minute before a crowd of 20,859.
July 18, 2011 JUVE SETS ROSTER
Del Piero, Buffon, Pirlo coming to NY
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 18, 2011 – Juventus F.C., the record 29 time Serie A champions, announced its roster for its Herbalife World Football Challenge 2011 match against Club America at Citi Field Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
July 9, 2011 MAN UNITED ROSTER SET
Chicharito will arrive late
NEW YORK – English Premier League champion Manchester United announced today its provisional travel roster for their five-game tour of the United States this summer, which includes the MLS All-Star Game, at Red Bull Arena on July 27.
July 8, 2011 WFC ON TV
All games will be carried
NEW YORK---All matches of the World Football Challenge will be televised live by Major Legaue Soccer’s broadcast partners. ESPN will broadcast all but one of the matches across its networks, including ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com. ESPN Deportes Radio will also broadcast five of the matches.
July 7, 2011 NOTHING COULD BE FINER
WFC adds Carolina date for Juve-Chivas
NEW YORK—The World Football Challenge is heading into some unchartered waters for an international soccer exhibition, booking a game between Juventus and CD Guadalajara on Thursday, July 28 at Carter-Finley Stadium (8:00 p.m. ET) in Raleigh, North Carolina.
June 27, 2011 TORONTO ADDED
Juventus to play Sporting at BMO
NEW YORK– Already slated to play in New York at CitiField, Juventus has added a second date to their World Football Challenge schedule, when it faces storied Sporting Clube de Portugal on Saturday, July 23 at BMO Field (7:00 p.m. ET) in Toronto
May 19, 2011 PHILLY DATE ADDED
Real Madrid to play Union in Challenge
NEW YORK---Another game has been added to Real Madrid’s schedule in the World Football Challenge. The nine time European champions will take on the Philadelphia Union at Lincoln Financial Field on July 23 at 9:00 pm ET.
March 29, 2011 TAKING THE CHALLENGE
United sees better competition against MLS clubs
When Manchester United toured the United States in 2004, their opponents were all European clubs, Bayern Munich, Glasgow Celtic and AC Milan. This year’s tour, their second in as many seasons, features predominantly Major League Soccer opponents. It’s not that the 18-time English champions are looking for patsies to beat up on. Quite the contrary.