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Most-attended soccer friendlies in US during summer of 2017

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Another round of the annual summer friendlies has come and gone. And as has been the case for the last several years, they have been a smashing success both in terms of attendance at the games and people watching on TV.

This summer saw three of the biggest clubs in the world in the US for preseason action as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United all made their presence felt.

Most-attended soccer friendlies in US during summer of 2017

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Another round of the annual summer friendlies has come and gone. And as has been the case for the last several years, they have been a smashing success both in terms of attendance at the games and people watching on TV.

This summer saw three of the biggest clubs in the world in the US for preseason action as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United all made their presence felt.

A behind-the-scenes look at how NextVR broadcasts live soccer in VR

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The recently-completed International Champions Cup (ICC) was the most successful in its five year history. For the second year in a row, NextVR brought live and on-demand games in virtual reality (VR) to soccer fans around the world. The highlight of the tournament was the the first el Clásico to be experienced in VR featuring Real Madrid against Barcelona.

A behind-the-scenes look at how NextVR broadcasts live soccer in VR

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The recently-completed International Champions Cup (ICC) was the most successful in its five year history. For the second year in a row, NextVR brought live and on-demand games in virtual reality (VR) to soccer fans around the world. The highlight of the tournament was the the first el Clásico to be experienced in VR featuring Real Madrid against Barcelona.

Record-breaking 82,000 fans attend Barcelona-Juventus International Champions Cup game

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In front of a record-breaking 82,104 fans - the most ever for a soccer game in New Jersey, Barcelona saw off Juventus 2–1 in an exciting International Champions Cup match at MetLife Stadium Saturday night featuring two quality first-half goals from Neymar.

Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored a towering header to halve the lead for Juventus but Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar stole the show.

Record-breaking 82,000 fans attend Barcelona-Juventus International Champions Cup game

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In front of a record-breaking 82,104 fans - the most ever for a soccer game in New Jersey, Barcelona saw off Juventus 2–1 in an exciting International Champions Cup match at MetLife Stadium Saturday night featuring two quality first-half goals from Neymar.

Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored a towering header to halve the lead for Juventus but Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar stole the show.

De Gea ‘guaranteed’ to stay at United: Mourinho

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has given a “guarantee” that David De Gea will stay at Manchester United this season, despite the long-running saga over a potential move to Real Madrid.

Transfer speculation over De Gea returning to hometown club Real has stretched on for the last two years, ever since the goalkeeper was a whisker away from heading to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2015.

Enter to win tickets to el Clásico Miami featuring Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

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Tickets to el Clásico Miami, the most eagerly anticipated club soccer game this summer, have been selling at a rapid pace with huge demand from fans around the United States.

When you have the two biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona, facing off against each other for the first time on US soil, the world pays attention.

Enter to win tickets to el Clásico Miami featuring Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

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Tickets to el Clásico Miami, the most eagerly anticipated club soccer game this summer, have been selling at a rapid pace with huge demand from fans around the United States.

When you have the two biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona, facing off against each other for the first time on US soil, the world pays attention.

Real Madrid announce squad for International Champions Cup tour

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Real Madrid has unveiled its squad for the 2017 International Champions Cup tour that will played across the United States.

While many of the stars will be available to play in the United States, the glaring omission is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star is resting after competing in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Real Madrid announce squad for International Champions Cup tour

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Real Madrid has unveiled its squad for the 2017 International Champions Cup tour that will played across the United States.

While many of the stars will be available to play in the United States, the glaring omission is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star is resting after competing in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez included in Barcelona’s International Champions Cup squad

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Barcelona has announced its squad for the 2017 International Champions Cup, and it includes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

The trio of Blaugrana stars are among a 28-man squad that will be playing across the United States this summer. After rejecting an opportunity to play in the MLS All-Star Game, Barcelona has instead focused on playing in three high-profile games this summer including games against Serie A champions Juventus on July 22 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and then Manchester United at FedEx Field in Washington, D.

Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez included in Barcelona’s International Champions Cup squad

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Barcelona has announced its squad for the 2017 International Champions Cup, and it includes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

The trio of Blaugrana stars are among a 28-man squad that will be playing across the United States this summer. After rejecting an opportunity to play in the MLS All-Star Game, Barcelona has instead focused on playing in three high-profile games this summer including games against Serie A champions Juventus on July 22 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and then Manchester United at FedEx Field in Washington, D.

More than 150,000 tickets sold to Barcelona’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Barcelona’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 150,000 tickets have been sold for Barcelona’s games on US soil. Those three games are:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Juventus vs.

More than 150,000 tickets sold to Barcelona’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Barcelona’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 150,000 tickets have been sold for Barcelona’s games on US soil. Those three games are:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Juventus vs.

United States

MLS and Gold Cup overshadowed by successful International Champions Cup

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This summer has been another win-win for soccer in the United States, but should we be surprised?

It seems that every summer in the United States is now positioned as “the summer of soccer,” and this year’s edition was no exception as many of the best clubs from around the world descended on the United States.

MLS and Gold Cup overshadowed by successful International Champions Cup

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This summer has been another win-win for soccer in the United States, but should we be surprised?

It seems that every summer in the United States is now positioned as “the summer of soccer,” and this year’s edition was no exception as many of the best clubs from around the world descended on the United States.

Friendly: Man Utd Pip Real Madrid On Penalties In San Diego, Symbolism Rife As Ronald McDonald Leads Teams Out Of Tunnel (Photos & Video)

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The symbolism was on point as none other than Ronald McDonald himself was charged with leading both the Manchester United and Real Madrid players out of the tunnel for Sunday's International Champions Cup friendly in San Siego.

Sure enough, the world's premier fast-food harlequin escorted the two teams out of the tunnel at the Levi's Stadium, resplendent in gaudy red and gold.

Friendly: Lukaku And Rashford Notch Nifty Goals As Man Utd Beat Man City In Houston (Photos & Video)

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Houston's NRG Stadium played host to the first ever Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil on Thursday night, with the two sides squaring off in the International Champions Cup apropos of nothing.

For what little it's worth, United emerged victorious in front of over 67,000 fans as Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both registered smart goals in a 2-0 win for Jose Mourinho's mob.

Juventus

Roma-Juventus game brings out passionate fans for enjoyable game in Foxborough

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Of all of the matches I covered during this summer’s International Champions Cup, AS Roma against Juventus from Gillette Stadium was perhaps the most unique. Neither club has the star power and recognizable branding of a team like Barcelona or Manchester United. Instead, this matchup drew fans with a strong connection to their team.

Roma-Juventus game brings out passionate fans for enjoyable game in Foxborough

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Of all of the matches I covered during this summer’s International Champions Cup, AS Roma against Juventus from Gillette Stadium was perhaps the most unique. Neither club has the star power and recognizable branding of a team like Barcelona or Manchester United. Instead, this matchup drew fans with a strong connection to their team.

Juventus, Roma Go to PKs at Gillette

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There was no shortage of drama at Gillette Stadium on Sunday as Juventus edged Roma on penalties in a 1-1 draw before a crowd of 33,039 during its International Champions Cup clash in Foxboro, Mass.

Douglas Costa scored the decisive penalty to send the defending Serie A champions to victory.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

South Florida

South Florida treated to world-class soccer and large crowds for International Champions Cup

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South Florida remains to many American soccer fans the most polarizing market for the sport in the United States. A place where MLS is determined to return, but fans across the nation view with skepticism and a certain degree of disdain. A market that has seen lower division clubs come and go, but in 2017 has nine teams competing in national leagues at the division four level or higher.

South Florida treated to world-class soccer and large crowds for International Champions Cup

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South Florida remains to many American soccer fans the most polarizing market for the sport in the United States. A place where MLS is determined to return, but fans across the nation view with skepticism and a certain degree of disdain. A market that has seen lower division clubs come and go, but in 2017 has nine teams competing in national leagues at the division four level or higher.

English Premier League

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

ESPN to televise Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter matches from International Champions Cup Singapore

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Fans of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan need to circle their calendars for late July as all of their matches from the 2017 International Champions Cup tournament in Singapore will be shown in the United States via a range of ESPN networks.

Scheduled to take place at the National Stadium July 25-29, the ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament.

ESPN to televise Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter matches from International Champions Cup Singapore

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Fans of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan need to circle their calendars for late July as all of their matches from the 2017 International Champions Cup tournament in Singapore will be shown in the United States via a range of ESPN networks.

Scheduled to take place at the National Stadium July 25-29, the ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament.

Manchester United supporters, don’t miss out on the US summer tour with One United USA

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If you’re a red-blooded Manchester United fan in the United States, you’ll want to sit or stand in the Red Devils’ supporters section to cheer on your team when they play several key matches across the country this summer.

As you can imagine, interest in the International Champions Cup matches is high with more than 100,000 tickets sold, thus the only remaining tickets available within dedicated United-supporters sections are available via One United USA, the official Manchester United USA Membership and Supporters Club.

Presale codes announced for Man United vs. Man City game in Houston, Texas

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Tickets for the Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will go on sale to the general public on May 23, but you can jump ahead of the line by purchasing tickets through the presale - if you know the code.

Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. will face off in the Manchester Derby at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Thursday, July 20 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken®.

Presale codes announced for Man United vs. Man City game in Houston, Texas

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Tickets for the Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will go on sale to the general public on May 23, but you can jump ahead of the line by purchasing tickets through the presale - if you know the code.

Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. will face off in the Manchester Derby at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Thursday, July 20 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken®.

More than 100,000 tickets sold to Man United’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Manchester United’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 100,000 tickets have been sold for Manchester United’s two already-confirmed games on US soil.

More than 100,000 tickets sold to Man United’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Manchester United’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 100,000 tickets have been sold for Manchester United’s two already-confirmed games on US soil.

Roma

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

The Rest

Inter Milan: Geoffrey Kondogbia Claws One Back For Chelsea With Outstanding 50-Yard Lob Own-Goal (Video)

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If only o' only there were a Puskas Award for own-goal of the season, Geoffrey Kondogbia may just have sealed the 2017/18 edition several weeks before the start of the season.

The Inter Milan midfielder pulled one back for Chelsea in the latter stages of their International Champions Cup friendly in Singapore, casually clipping a 50-yard lob over his own goalkeeper.

International Champions Cup success shows Detroit's appetite for soccer amid MLS expansion talks

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DETROIT- Charlie Stillitano, chairman of Relevant Sports, sees something in the Detroit soccer scene.

Relevant has held the International Champions Cup every summer since 2013. It has hosted international friendlies featuring the world's largest clubs in the United States, China, Australia, and several European countries.

Bale, Modric, Kroos in; Ronaldo out of Real Madrid roster for MLS All-Star Game

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved in this summer's MLS All-Star Game, but several of Real Madrid's heavy-hitters will be making the trip.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos headline the Spanish giant's roster for their trip to the U.S. Real is set to play matches in the International Champions Cup before taking on the MLS All-Stars on August 2 in Chicago.