July 24, 2014 GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Olympiakos blanks AC Milan 2-0
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.
The roster for the defending Engish Premier League champions features the club's top stars including Yaya Toure, David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Joe Hart as well as new signings Fernando and Willy Caballero.
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 HEADLINERS
Rooney, De Gea among stars travelling with Manchester United
Manchester United has announced the 25-man roster that will travel for the club’s tour of the United States, beginning with a game against the LA Galaxy Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Rose Bowl Stadium, and then continuing with three games in the Guinness International Champions Cup.
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.
April 4, 2014 BIG GAME AT THE BIG HOUSE
Real Madrid to face Man United at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- Real Madrid and Manchester United will face off at University of Michigan Stadium on Saturday, August 2 as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally on FOX is set for 4:00 PM ET.
May 29, 2013 INDY SHOWDOWN
Chelsea FC and Inter Milan to meet at Lucas Oil Stadium
INDIANAPOLIS – European soccer giants Chelsea FC and Inter Milan will face off at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday, August 1 as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally on FOX Soccer, is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
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 U.S. 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.
July 31, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Quakes tie Swansea, Red Bulls fall to Spurs
HARRISON, NJ---Second-half goals from Gareth Bale and Gylfi Sigurdsson overcame an early Kenny Cooper penalty kick as Tottenham Hotspur concluded its three-stop US tour with a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls to claim the 2012 Barclay’s New York Cup before a spirited crowd of 21,701 at Red Bull Arena.
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 M&T Bank 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 21, 2012 HOMECOMING
Lichaj, Guzan see action against Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill---There was a strong local flavor to Aston Villa’s 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Downers Grove native Eric Lichaj played 56 minutes for Aston Villa, while Homer Glen native Brad Guzan entered the match in the 79th minute.
July 20, 2012 HOME FRIENDLY
Fire host Aston Villa Saturday
After falling 1-0 in the sweltering heat at Red Bull Arena to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, the Chicago Fire return home for a Saturday friendly that is the first of two international games in the Windy City this weekend.
July 18, 2012 TEAMS ON TOUR
Aston Villa, Chelsea open with wins ASTON VILLA 1, PHILADELPHIA UNION 0
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 16, 2012 TRAVEL TEAM
Aston Villa announces tour roster
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Aston Villa FC has announced their traveling roster for the Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa match at Toytota Park on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. CT. , which includes forward Darren Bent and U.S. internationals Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj.
July 14, 2012 CHELSEA ROSTER
Cech, Lampard on team for U.S. tour
NEW YORK---Chelsea FC on Saturday announced the list of players heading to the United States for its tour, which will include participation in the MLS All-Star Game and three World Football Challenge games.
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 23, 2011 HOPE LOSES OUT
After early lead, Fire falls to Manchester United 3-1
CHICAGO – Cory Gibbs did the impossible Saturday afternoon. He gave the Fire the hope that they’ve been searching for. The hope that they can beat one of the world’s best teams. And maybe beat is a bit ambitious. But it at least gave them hope, and made for an entertaining match.Gibbs scored early giving the Fire a boost. But Man U turned up the heat in the second half to earn a 3-1 win at Soldier Field.
July 22, 2011 TASTE OF CHICAGO
Man U in first visit since 2004
Manchester United brings their travelling road show to Soldier Field on Saturday to face the Chicago Fire in a 4:00 pm game that is the third matchup of their five-game North American Tour.
July 14, 2011 BRING ON THE GOATS
Fire will play Chivas Guadalajara
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill—The Chicago Fire have added another international friendly to their calendar. The team will host Club Deportivo Guadalajara at Toyota Park on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8:00 p.m. CT.
July 9, 2011 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 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, at Red Bull Arena on July 27 and their World Football Challenge 2011 match against the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field on Saturday July 23.
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 (7:00 p.m. CT) 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 (6:00 p.m. CT) in Toronto.
June 8, 2011 ON THE TOWN
Neville to tour Chicago
BRIDGEVILLE, IL – Manchester United legend Gary Neville will tour Chicago this Thursday and Friday, June 9-10 to promote the Chicago Fire – Manchester United match at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. CT.
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 8:00 pm CT
May 9, 2011 TAKING THE CHALLENGE
Barca, Chivas, Club America join WFC
NEW YORK--- UEFA Champions League finalists FC Barcelona, along with Mexico's popular clubs CD (Chivas) Guadalajara and Club America have join the World Football Challenge. Herbalife will become the event’s title sponsor.
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 29, 2011 FIRE TO FACE MAN U.
Part of World Football Challenge
NEW YORK – The Chicago Fire will take on Manchester United at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. CT as part of the World Football Challenge. Kickoff against the current leader of the Barclay’s Premier League champion will be at 8 p.m.