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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.


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