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GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP/TEAMS ON TOUR

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,


August 2, 2014
ITALIAN JOB
Inter wins against Roma, has chance for Cup final

Inter Milan may have one more game to play in the Guinness International Champions Cup after they defeated Serie A rivals AS Roma 2-0 in front of 12,169 fans at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday.


July 30, 2014
GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Liverpool edges Man City in pks

BRONX, NY -- In front of a partisan crowd and Yankee Stadium soccer record 49,653 spectators, Liverpool managed to overcome English Premier League champion Manchester City Wednesday in the Guinness International Champions Cup.


July 29, 2014
GUINNESS CHAMPIONS CUP
Narrow wins for Roma, ManU

LANDOVER, Md.—Manchester United converted all five of their penalty kicks to take a 5-4 tiebreaker win over Inter Milan after a scoreless 90 minutes Tuesday at FedEx Field.


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
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.


May 20, 2014
MLS INFORMER
Toronto-Montreal to clash for Canadian final

For the first time in six years, the Amway Canadian Championship finals will be an all-eastern affair. Toronto and Montreal, the only two teams to win the tournament since it was introduced in 2008, will face off May 28 (at Toronto’s BMO Field) and June 4 (at Montreal’s Stade Saputo).


February 20, 2014
ITALIAN DERBY
Roma to face Inter at the Linc

International soccer will be returning to Lincoln Financial Field this summer as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Inter Milan will face Serie A rival AS Roma at the Linc in a 1:00 pm kickoff on Saturday August 2.


February 4, 2014
GUINNESS TOURNAMENT SET
Eight Euro Clubs in field, Philly to host

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.--- Last year’s champion, Real Madrid will be among the eight legendary clubs that will participate in the 2014 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 26, 2013
FOUR MORE TEAMS
Chelsea, A.C. Milan, Valencia set for Champions Cup

NEW YORK -Chelsea, A.C. Milan, Valencia and Everton have been added to the field of teams that will participate in this summer’s Guinness International Champions Cup.


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 5-3 in front of 39,462 spectators at Yankee Stadium Saturday night.


May 23, 2013
TEAMS ON TOUR
Man City comes back to top Chelsea in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS---Edin Dzeko scored two goals as Manchester City overcame a three goal deficit to defeat Chelsea 4-3 on Thursday in front of 48,623 fans at Busch Stadium.


April 17, 2013
SUMMER TOURNAMENT
Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Juventus, Galaxy confirmed for Guinness International Champions Cup

MIAMI -- This summer, high profile international soccer returns to the U.S. with an interesting twist. Instead of playing stand-alone games that might not mean that much in the longer run, teams from Europe will have something to play for in the Guinness International Champions Cup.


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 11, 2012
WORLD CLASS
Real Madrid closes out U.S. tour with win over Celtic at Linc

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 in a World Football Challenge match.


August 10, 2012
ANOTHER FOOTBALL
Cristiano Ronaldo tries American style



August 10, 2012
FUTBOL MEETS FOOTBALL
Xabi Alonso shows of placekicking skills









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 25, 2012
STARTING LINEUPS
MLS All Stars vs Chelsea

@ PPL Park, Chester, PA


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 24, 2012
HE’S AN ALL STAR
Union’s Michael Farfan added to roster

NEW YORK – Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan has been added to the MLS All-Star gameday roster by Coach Ben Olsen.


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 18, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Chelsea open with 4-2 win over Seattle

SEATTLE - Sounders FC and Chelsea FC combined for six first-half goals in a 4-2 win for the Blues in the opening match of the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge. Fredy Montero scored a brace for Seattle in front of 53,309 at CenturyLink Field Wednesday night.


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

CHESTER, Pa. – Aston Villa FC has announced their traveling roster for Wednesday’s friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 18 at PPL Park, which includes forward Darren Bent and U.S. internationals Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj. Kickoff for Wednesday’s match is slated for 7:30 p.m.


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.


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