Chelsea vs Real Madrid & LA Galaxy vs AC Milan, International Champions Cup: Open Thread

Today marks the last night of the International Champions Cup featuring the semi-final between AC Milan and LA Galaxy (6:30pm ET on FOX Soccer) and then the final between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Kartik Krishnaiyer and I are sitting in the press box with a birds-eye view of the pitch at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The team line-ups are in for the first match:

AC Milan:

Abbiati, Balotelli, El Shaarawy, Emanuelson, Montolivo, Niang, Nocerino, Poli, Zaccardo, Zapata, Silvestre.

LA Galaxy:

Cudicini, Dunivant, Gonzalez, Franklin, Keane, Sarvas, Donovan, Rogers, Juninho, DeLaGarza, Leonardo.

I’ll try and grab some interviews later tonight. If you have any specific questions you’d like me to ask to any specific players or managers, post them in the comments section below.

Before, during or after tonight’s matches, post your observations, comments and rants and raves in the comments section.

21 thoughts on “Chelsea vs Real Madrid & LA Galaxy vs AC Milan, International Champions Cup: Open Thread”

  1. is it just me but Rogandino is actually a decent commentator? Has much more of a natural feel for the game than the clueless one.

  2. Yes!

    Cox is now up and running on NBC Sports Live Extra app!!


    Please, footy gods, please let the app have a replay feature

    :) 😉

      1. Sweet. Awesome news. The wifey takes the app – gets it to where it’s just the match on the screen. Training her well (ha) – No chance of scores. Just my matches. Unharmed. Ready for my viewing pleasure. Life is good.

        :) :)

    1. Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, van Ginkle, Hazard, Lukaku, Cahill, Terry.

      Cadillac, Kleper, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Ozil, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Modric, Francisco.

  3. No way is luiz leaving.mourinho hates barca and wont sell to them also luiz is gonna be chelsea future captain.So hes staying 100%

  4. Exciting pre-season match. Come on, Chelsea! really surprising that Miami could not retain an MLS club; surely the future will see another Miami football club.

  5. I would love to see a few things about this pre season tournament change. I would like to see the top 3 that finish in tier leauge from some of the best leagues in the world from Europe and South America and of course you could put some MLS teams in there. I think that this tournament could become one that people look foward to every year.

  6. Rob Stone, Warren and Wynalda are killing me with their giggling banter! They act like three businessmen in the hotel bar.

  7. i have to admit i enjoy chelski getting a kick to the backside by Jose getting his nose rubbed in it.I know just preseason but i am smiling.not so special tonight Jose.

  8. Not the best performance from Chelsea but it was just a pre-season final and nothing more. On a positive note there was some good things from Chelsea tonight and i still think we will bring home some silverware this year.

  9. Why would Keith Costigan waste his opportunity with Ronaldo by asking a S%&t-stirring question about his supposed goal celebration towards Jose and RM? Fox were more concerned with the childish squabble than his performance. Nice work!

  10. Does anyone know why Real Madrid players did not have their names on the back of their uniforms? I thought it was a standard to have them? thanks.

    1. The same thing happened to Everton Tuesday night. Sometimes it’s because the final squad numbers haven’t been chosen for the upcoming season. Other times it can be because the teams have new kits that just arrived that they haven’t had a chance to print the names/numbers on.

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