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

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.---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 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 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
REDS REVIVAL
Liverpool ready to show last season was no fluke

There's little doubt as to which team was the surprise side in last year's English Premier League.

It was the Reds of Liverpool.


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.


July 21, 2014
BRINGING SOME STARS
Toure, Silva, Dzeo, Hart on Man City's roster for USA tour

Manchester City Monday announced its roster for the Guinness International Cup.

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 19, 2014
NASL ROUNDUP
Scorpions, Rowdies at top of table

ATLANTA - Pablo Cruz scored a late goal to give the Atlanta Silverbacks a 1-0 win over FC Edmonton at Silverbacks Park Saturday night.


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
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.


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.


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.


February 20, 2014
LIVERPOOL LAKESIDE
Reds to face Olympiakos at Soldier Field

Liverpool will face Olympiakos at Soldier Field on Sunday July 27 at 6:00 pm as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.


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
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.


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

BRONX, NY---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.


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 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 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
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 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
IN THE FRIENDLY CONFINES
Soccer returns to Wrigley Sunday

Soccer returns to the "Friendly Confines" of Wrigley field on Sunday for the first time since 1984 when Italy’s AS Roma and Poland’s Zaglebie Lubin in an international friendly at 2:30 pm.


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 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 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 10, 2012
ALL GAMES ON TV
MLS inks deals for World Football Challenge

NEW YORK – All the games during the 2012 World Football Challenge will be broadcast I 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.


May 7, 2012
ADDING TO THE CHALLENGE
Real, AC Milan, PSG and Galaxy in WFC

NEW YORK – Some of world soccer's biggest names have been added to the 2012 World Football Challenge. Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will participate in the event, along with MLS Champion LA Galaxy.


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
NO CONTEST
United routs MLS all-stars, 4-0

HARRISON, N.J. -- The MLS all-stars said that this year's all-star game would not be a duplicate of last year's affair.

They were correct.


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 27, 2011
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Juve tops Club America

FLUSHING, NY---Juventus overcame a 38-minute lightning delay in the first half and Club America to register a 1-0 win over the Mexican side at Citi Field on Tuesday night.


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
Real Madrid, Sporting win

TORONTO---Two first half goals by Yannick Djaló were enough to propel Sporting Clube de Portugal to a 2-1 win over Juventus at Rogers Center Saturday night,


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 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 Madrids 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 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 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 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
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 9, 2011
JUVE JOINS THE CHALLENGE
Italian team to face Club America in NY

NEW YORK---Famed Italian side Juventus has been added to the Herbalife World Football Challenge. The will play Mexico’s Club America at New York’s Citi Field on July 26 at 6:30 pm. CT


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 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 (7:00 p.m. CT) 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 8:00 pm CT


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.


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.


April 14, 2011
BLUES COMING TOO
Manchester City Added to World Football Challenge

VANCOUVER---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 (9:00 p.m. CT).


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.


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