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August 4, 2014
MAN U WINS GUINNESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Second half goals lead to come from behind win

Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard scored second-half goals to lead Manchester United to a 3-1 come-from-behind-win over Premier League rival Liverpool to capture the Guinness International Champions Cup in front of 51,014 fans at Sun Life Stadium Monday night.


August 2, 2014
GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Manchester United, Liverpool headed for final; 109,000 at the Big House

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ashley Young's two goals led Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday, as the University of Michigan's "Big House" overflowed with the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in the United States.


July 27, 2014
GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
City wins big, Liverpool blanks Olympiacos 1-0

PITTSBURGH--- Stevan Jovetic scored twice to lead Manchester City to a 5-1 win over AC Milan in a Guinness international Champions Cup game in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field Sunday.


July 26, 2014
MLS ROUNDUP
Sporting claims share of Supporters’ Shield lead

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Teenager Moussa Dembele scored every goal as Fulham shut out DC United 3-0 Saturday night at EverBank Field.


July 26, 2014
GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Rooney leads United, Inter wins shootout

DENVER - It was Wayne Rooney's show, scoring two goals and setting up Juan Mata for a third, all in the first half, as Manchester United rolled to a 3-2 victory over Roma


July 25, 2014
GALACTICOS REVIVAL
Real Madrid again stockpiling talent

Hailed by some, derided by others, for its policy of stockpiling star players, Real Madrid may be doing it again.


July 25, 2014
SAN SIRO REBUILDING
Inzaghi hopes to lead Milan back to glory

After one of its most disappointing seasons in years, AC Milan has turned to one of its great players to lead it back to the top of Serie A.


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 23, 2014
TIES THAT BIND
AS Roma has U.S. connections

American soccer fans seeking a U.S. connection to Serie A need look no further than the Eternal City.


July 22, 2014
REBUILDING UNDER WAY
Inter spending big to get back to the top

Fans of Inter Milan are hoping that they are seeing the beginning of the rebuild that new owner Erick Thohir says will take two to three years.


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 19, 2014
CHICHARITO IS COMING
Hernandez to join Manchester United in LA

LOS ANGELES – Manchester United has added one more World Cup performer to its roster, announcing that Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will join the team in Los Angeles on July 22 prior to the team's game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.


July 18, 2014
ROMA'S ROSTER
Stars on U.S. Tour include Totti, De Rossi

NEW YORK---The AS Roma roster for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup features the club’s top stars including Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Miralem Pjanic, Gervinho and new signing Ashley Cole.


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.


July 17, 2014
REDS SET SQUAD
Liverpool names roster for U.S. games

NEW YORK –A total of 12 players who were part of World Cup squads this summer are featured in the 33 man roster Liverpool named for its upcoming U.S. tour.


May 15, 2014
WHEN POWERHOUSES MEET
Bayern Munich vs. Chivas at Red Bull Arena July 31

European power Bayern Munich of Germany will face Club Deportivo Guadalajara of Mexico, also known as Chivas, at Red Bull Arena on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET.


March 11, 2014
THE CITI GAME RETURNS
Olympiacos vs. Milan in Guinness International Champions Cup at Citi Field July 24

Olympiacos FC and A.C. Milan will face off at Citi Field on Thursday, July 24 as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.


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.


February 20, 2014
THE CITY GAME RETURNS
Manchester City vs. Liverpool at Yankee Stadium at Guinness International Champions Cup on July 30

Manchester City, which owns NYC FC, will take on Liverpool in an international friendly at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.


May 30, 2013
ROMA RETURNS
Italian club to face MLS all-stars

KANSAS CITY, Kan. ---Italian Serie A club Roma will face the MLS All-Stars in the 2013 MLS All-Star Game on July 31 at Sporting Park,


May 29, 2013
SOME LIFE AT MET LIFE
Chelsea, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan, Valencia will play at Guinness International Champions Cup

Chelsea will make a second appearance in the metropolitan area in the Guinness International Champions Cup at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Aug. 4. Chelsea, Valencia, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan, was placed in the East Group of the competition, and all will play at the stadium.


May 25, 2013
TEAMS ON TOUR
Manchester City tops Chelsea 5-3

Manchester City took an early lead and went on to defeat Chelsea 5-2 in front of 39,462 spectators at Yankee Stadium Saturday night.


May 25, 2013
A NICE PLACE TO VISIT, BUT ...
Hart says NYC FC needs a home to call its own

Goalkeeper Joe Hart certainly did not have any problems playing at Yankee Stadium, but he had a message for New York City FC after he and his Manchester City teammates registered a wild 5-3 win over Chelsea on Saturday night.


May 25, 2013
EIGHT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
Manchester City survives goalfest to record 5-3 win over Chelsea at Yankee Stadium

Manchester City and Chelsea picked up where they left off on Thursday night, entertaining a Yankee Stadium crowd with some offensive fireworks and memorable goals on a chilly Saturday night. The English Premier League sides ripped the nets for eight goals in what finished as a 5-3 City win over Chelsea before 39,462 spectators.


May 25, 2013
THE LAST TWO TIMES
The new Yankee Stadium hosted 2 international friendlies last year, here is a look back

Last year, the new Yankee Stadium hosted a pair of international friendlies, the first soccer games at the new stadium and the first time since 1976 a facility known as Yankee Stadium had soccer games.


May 24, 2013
TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW
Manchester City, Chelsea ready for Part II at Yankee Stadium after a wild one in St. Louis

Manchester City and Chelsea will be hard pressed to duplicate their wild friendly encounter in St. Louis on Thursday when they tussle again in Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.


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 11, 2012
CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS
What’s the point? Too many meaningless games

PHILADELPHIA---Now that the travelling road show that is the “Summer of Soccer” has packed up its tent and headed home to play games that count, I say good riddance.


August 11, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Real Madrid closes out U.S. tour with win over Celtic

PHILADELPHIA--Real Madrid’s performance at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday afternoon was not as dominating in the scoreline as some of their other U.S. games, but the Galacticos still outclassed travel- weary Celtic en route to a 2-0 win.


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 8, 2012
MARVELOUS MERENGUES
Ronaldo, Real Madrid humble AC Milan

NEW YORK--Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and Kaka set up three as Real Madrid trounced AC Milan 5-1 in front of a Yankee Stadium record crowd of 49,474 Wednesday night.



DIAMOND TO PITCH
Yankee Stadium gets changed over



August 5, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Real Madrid wins second straight

LAS VEGAS---Real Madrid put on a less than dominating performance, beating Santos Laguna 2-1 in a World Football Challenge match at Sam Boyd Stadium Sunday 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 31, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Quakes come back to tie Swansea

SANTA CLARA, Calif----Steven Lenhart scored two late goals to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 tie with Swansea City at Buck Shaw Stadium Tuesday night.


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.



JERSEY SWAP
Yanks Rivera visits Chelsea training



July 21, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Liverpool comes back to tie Toronto

TORONTO---Toronto FC held their own, playing to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool FC in front of 33087
In a World Football Challenge match at Rogers Center Saturday night.


July 19, 201
WELCOME TO YANKEE STADIUM
Laying the pitch for soccer



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 18, 2012
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLPARK
Tickets for soccer going at a premium

Soccer matches in baseball stadiums are selling for higher prices than those in other types of venues this summer according to research done by a pair of ticket resellers, SeatGeek and TiqIq.


July 10, 2012
ALL GAMES ON TV
3 networks to broadcast World Football Challenge

All the games during the 2012 World Football Challenge will be broadcast in the United States on a variety of networks, including ESPN, FOX Soccer, Univision Deportes Network and Univision Radio.


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.


June 27, 2012
REPLACING JUVE
PSG to play DC; Santos Laguna set in Vegas

NEW YORK – French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain and Mexico’s current champion Santos Laguna are replacing Juventus in North American friendlies after the Italian side cancelled its North American tour.


June 22, 2012
FIRST REPLACEMENT
Santos Laguna to play in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Mexico’s Primera Division champion Santos Laguna will take on La Liga Champion Real Madrid in Las Vegas on August 5 as part of the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge.


June 21, 2012
JUVE'S NOT COMING
Italian team cancels U.S. tour

Italian Serie A team Juventus has apparently cancelled their United States tour that had been planned for late July and August.


April 24, 2012
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Chelsea, Liverpool 1st teams to compete

Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC, along with MLS teams Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC, have confirmed their participation in the 2012 World Football Challenge, CAA Sports and Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday.


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 30, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
ManU slips past Barcelona 2-1

LANDOVER, Md.---Nani and Michael Owen each scored as Manchester United won the fifth straight game of their North American tour, 2-1 over FC Barcelona.


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 24, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
City top Galaxy on pks

CARSON, Calif.---Manchester City defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-6 in penalty kicks after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw at The Home Depot Center Sunday.


July 23, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Man United, Real, Sporting all winners

CHICAGO--- Cory Gibbs gave the Chicago Fire an early lead, but Manchester United scored three second half goals for a 3-1 win at Soldier Field.


July 20, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Ronaldo nets a hat trick; mixed results for MLS teams in other friendlies

SAN DIEGO---After a spectacular goal on Saturday night, Cristiano Ronaldo further dazzled a West Coast crowd on Wednesday night, scoring all three goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over CD Guadalajara at Qualcomm Stadium.


July 18, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
City comes back to beat Whitecaps

VANCOUVER---Two second half goals lifted Manchester City to a 2-1 win in a World Football Challenge game against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of 24,074 at Empire Field Monday night.


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 16, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Real Madrid, Manchester City post wins

LOS ANGELES—Real Madrid gave the Los Angeles Galaxy a schooling at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday night, cruising to s 4-1 win


July 15, 2011
FULLY STOCKED
Juve to bring key players for Citi game

Juventus F.C is planning to bring a full complement of its stars for the World Football Challenge match against Club America at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.


July 13, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
United opens string with 4-1 win over Revs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— Federico Macheda scored two goals, leading Manchester United to a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution in the first game of the World Football Challenge at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.


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 24, 2011
CITY WILL BE BY THE BAY
FA Cup winners to play Club America in SF

SAN FRANCISCO--- – FA Cup winners Manchester City and Club America will face each other on Saturday, July 16 (8:00 p.m. ET) at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. as part of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge.


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.


May 18, 2011
CHALLENGE EXPANDS
Real Madrid to play Chivas in San Diego

NEW YORK---European giant Real Madrid and one of Mexico’s most popular clubs CD Guadalajara will meet in the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge on Wednesday, July 20 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.


April 14, 2011
BLUES COMING, TOO
Man City added to World Football Challenge

Manchester City FC is the latest team added to the 2011 World Football Challenege. The Blues will face Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Empire Field on Monday, July 18 (10 p.m. 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.


March 26, 2009
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Can the consumer survive an extremely crowded soccer landscape this summer?

So many opportunities to watch soccer live and such a limited budget. How will the American soccer consumer, already in a financial crunch, choose which to watch in person and on TV?


March 24, 2009
SHUTOUT
No World Football Challenge matches scheduled for Giants Stadium

There are no plans for the World Football Challenge at Giants Stadium. A.C. Milan wanted to play at Giants Stadium, but could not due to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final, according to the organizers.


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