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Schedule of International Friendlies to be Played In US This Summer

sun life stadium Schedule of International Friendlies to be Played In US This Summer

More than 45 friendlies will be played in the United States this summer featuring many of the best club and national teams from around the world. National teams will be flocking to the States to begin preparations for World Cup 2014. And then after the World Cup ends on July 13, many of the best club teams will head to the States for friendly games and exhibition matches to prepare for their seasons that kick off in August.

Here’s the list of the 45+ games scheduled this summer, with more to be announced soon:

All times Eastern. Dates subject to change.

Friday, May 23

Orlando City vs AS Roma, 7:30pm, Wide World Of Sports, Kissimmee (FL)

Monday, May 26

Serbia vs Jamaica, Red Bull Arena, Harrison (NJ)

Tuesday, May 27

USA vs Azerbaijan, Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Thursday, May 29

Turkey vs Honduras, RFK Stadium, Washington DC

Friday, May 30

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Ivory Coast, St Louis

Saturday, May 31

Mexico vs Ecuador, Dallas

Sunday, June 1

USA vs Turkey, Red Bull Arena, Harrison (NJ)
Israel vs Honduras, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

Monday, June 2

Costa Rica vs Japan, Tampa

Tuesday, June 3

Mexico vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soldier Field, Chicago
Greece vs Nigeria, PPL Park, Chester (PA)

Wednesday, June 4

Ecuador vs England, 3pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami
El Salvador vs Ivory Coast, Toyota Stadium, Dallas

Friday, June 6

Costa Rica vs Republic of Ireland, PPL Park, Philadelphia
Mexico vs Portugal, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough (MA)
Greece vs Bolivia, Red Bull Arena, Harrison (NJ)
Japan vs Zambia, Tampa

Saturday, June 7

USA vs Nigeria, EverBank Field, Jacksonville (FL)
Honduras vs England, 4:45pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami
El Salvador vs Spain, FedEx Field, Landover MD)

Monday, June 9

Ghana vs South Korea (TBD), Sun Life Stadium, Miami

Tuesday, June 10

Portugal vs Republic of Ireland, 7pm, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford (NJ)

Friday, June 20

Orlando City vs Sao Paulo, time TBD, Kissimmee, Florida

Sunday, July 6

Club Leon vs Santos Laguna, 5pm CT, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Tuesday, July 15

Ventura Country Fusion vs Rangers, Ventura College, CA

Wednesday, July 16

Chivas de Guadalajara vs Swansea City, time TBD, Miller Park, Milwaukee (WI)

Saturday, July 19

Seattle Sounders vs Tottenham Hotspur, CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Minnesota United vs Swansea City, Blaine, MN
Sacramento Republic vs Rangers

Monday, July 21

Victoria Highlanders vs Rangers, time TBD, venue TBD
Sacramento Republic vs West Bromwich Albion, time TBD, Bonney Field, Sacramento

Wednesday, July 23

Liverpool vs AS Roma, Fenway Park, Boston
Sporting Kansas City vs Manchester City, Sporting KC Stadium, Kansas City
FC Dallas vs Aston Villa, Toyota Stadium, Dallas
LA Galaxy vs Manchester United, Rose Bowl, Los Angeles
AS Monaco vs Atletico Nacional, Miami
Toronto FC vs Tottenham Hotspur, 7pm, BMO Field
Columbus Crew vs Crystal Palace, Crew Stadium
Ottawa Fury vs Rangers, time TBD, venue TBD

Thursday, July 24

Olympiacos vs AC Milan, 8pm ET, Citi Field, New York

Friday, July 25

Philadelphia Union vs Crystal Palace, PPL Park, Chester, PA
Sacramento Republic vs West Bromwich Albion, time TBD, Bonney Field, Sacramento

Saturday, July 26

New York Red Bulls vs Arsenal, Red Bull Arena, Harrison (NJ)
DC United vs Fulham, EverBank Field, Jacksonville (FL)
Houston Dynamo vs Aston Villa, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
Chicago Fire vs Tottenham Hotspur, Toyota Park, Chicago
Manchester United vs AS Roma, 4pm, Sports Authority Field, Denver
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan, 6pm, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, July 27

San Jose Earthquakes vs Atletico Madrid, 4pm, Candlestick Park, San Francisco
Liverpool vs Olympiacos, Soldier Field, Chicago

Sunday, July 28

Richmond Kickers vs Crystal Palace, City Stadium, Richmond

Tuesday, July 29

Manchester United vs Inter Milan, 7pm, FedEx Field, Washington DC
Real Madrid vs AS Roma, 9:15pm, Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Wednesday, July 30

Liverpool vs Manchester City, 7pm, Yankee Stadium, New York City

Thursday, July 31

Bayern Munich vs Chivas de Guadalajara, time TBD, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey

Saturday, August 2

Real Madrid vs Manchester United, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Inter Milan vs AS Roma, 1pm, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Olympiacos vs Manchester City, 3pm, TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Liverpool vs AC Milan, 6:30pm, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

Monday, August 4

TBD vs TBD, International Champions Cup Final, Sun Life Stadium, Miami

Wednesday, August 6

AC Milan vs Chivas de Guadalajara, 8pm, NRG Stadium, Houston
MLS All-Star team vs Bayern Munich, 9:30pm, Providence Park, Portland

Wednesday, September 5

Brazil vs Colombia, time TBD, Sun Life Stadium, Miami

Tuesday, September 9

Brazil vs Ecuador, 8:30pm, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey/New York

Thursday, September 11

Real Madrid legends vs Barcelona legends, Marlins Park, Miami

If you know of any friendlies featuring international club or national teams not listed above that are playing Stateside this summer, post them in the comments section below so we can update the list.

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41 Responses to Schedule of International Friendlies to be Played In US This Summer

  1. Ardwickian says:

    is the Man City v ac milan game on july 27 in pittsburg still on.

  2. Gringo says:

    2 Villa friendlies in Texas….why do I get the feeling there’s a dude with a big hat and a pile of cash waiting for them when they get there…

  3. R.O says:

    Well at least the SF Bay Area got one decent game (Quakes vs Alt. Madrid).

    We use to get all the top Nat and club teams here. Don’t know why that changed?

    • Levi's Stadium says:

      The “good” games will return to the Bay when Levi’s Stadium opens.

      No one wants to play at the Stick (please implode that pigsty ASAP) or the Phone Booth (a baseball park with lousy sightlines).

      • R.O says:

        True, but Stanford is still a great place to watch games. Yes it’s only 55K now but that’s still big enough and bigger or equal in size of other venues around the country that are getting games.

  4. G. Pannekoek says:

    Liverpool vs. Olympiacos in Chicago, 7/27

  5. soc 23 says:

    I wouldnt go to any of the club friendlies because all their good players will be playing in the World Cup, or resting from it afterwards

  6. christian says:

    So far I’ve got USA vs Turkey and Liverpool vs MCFC tickets. May still go to a few other ones but it’s going to be a great summer with all this and the World Cup.

    • R.O says:

      Purchased the MLS vs Bayern Tickets. Had to get them through Stubhub, all sold out via Timbers.

      I’ll be there to boo Bayern .

  7. ligda says:

    hey when will the tickets be on sale for : AS Monaco vs Atletico Nacional, Miami game on July 23?? If there is a link i can just see would be awesome thanks.

  8. Samuel says:

    MNLotAdvantage USA? For God so loved USA that he has given team USA an chance to watch a lot of teams in action , including group G world cup opponents , Ghana and Portugal .
    No country could have had it so good TEAM USMNT. This is a mini world cup and if USA can pick lessons from , they can go far in Brazil .But can they ?

  9. napoli says:

    when is napoli coming to the united states

  10. santiago berrio says:

    Hey how much is the tickets for atletico nacional vs as monaco in miami july 23

  11. Nick Hawkins says:

    You have Manchester United v Roma shown on July 26th and 27th. Its on the 26th. Please update.

  12. So Arsenal will play only one game during the pre-season tour

  13. I only pray that none of the Arsenal players going to the world cup get an injury

  14. Matthew says:

    Man City vs. AC Milan is Sunday, July 27 @ Heinz Field in Pittsburgh

  15. biggiotown says:

    Look at all of these friendlies in the United States. And no Americans will be attending them. As usual, nothing but immigrant populations at these events.

    Because in the United States, soccer doesn’t matter. Never has, never will.

    • American says:

      I’m an American, & I’m going to one of these matches. Soccer matters to me. If it doesn’t matter to everyone, so be it. Why do people feel the need to justify or discredit soccer? I think the NBA is boring, so I don’t watch. If others watch, great. If they don’t, great. To each his or her own.

  16. Eric says:

    Philadelphia Union vs Crystal Palace, PPL Park, Chester, PA

    This game will be played on Friday July the 25th,and not on the 24th!

  17. Jeff Stephens says:

    Missing Rangers FC summer tour matches…

    July 15 – Rangers vs. Ventura Country Fusion
    July 19 – Rangers vs. Sacramento Republic
    July 21 – Rangers vs. Victoria Highlanders
    July 23 – Rangers vs. TBD


  18. Jon says:

    Two changes to note/add:

    Brasil vs Ecuador, 09/09/14, Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

    Also, the Olympiacos AC Milan is in Toronto at BMO Field now, not Citi Field in New York.

  19. Nick says:

    Sacramento Republic vs West Brom on July 21st and July 25th

  20. gkd says:

    two Bay Area edits…

    The July 27th SJ Earthquakes match v Atletico Madrid will be at Candlestick Park at 4pm.

    The July 26th Real Madrid vs Inter Milan match is in Berkeley, CA. It’s across the bay from SF, but it is not SF. The venue’s name is Memorial Stadium. It’s on the UC Berkeley campus, and is where the college football team plays it’s home games.

  21. Brad says:

    I have to work tonight but I wish I could go to Milwaukee and see Swansea City v Chivas Guadalajara play.

  22. Bob says:

    Is there any place that I can find the rosters for the Real Madrid vs Barcelona friendly at Marlin’s Park on Sep. 11th.?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Here they are:

      Real Madrid: Bodo Illgner (GK), Steve McManaman, Christian Karembeu, Fernando Morientes, Luis Figo (pictured above), Ruben De La Red, Guti, Michel Salgado, Ivan Zamorano, Fernando Redondo, and Fabio Cannavaro

      Barcelona: Vitor Baia, Henrik Larsson, Luis Garcia, Deco, Guily, Juliano Belletti, Francesco Coco, Santi Ezquerro, and Gerard Lopez.

      Subject to change. And more players may be added soon.

  23. Atanu Chatterjee says:

    What about the USA vs Colombia match in sept, 2014? Is it really confirmed? Do not see anyone selling the tickets yet.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Colombia supposedly didn’t submit the contract to the US in time, so the friendly is not going to be played.

  24. Dwight Gonzales says:

    Do you happen to know the NYC Summer Schedule for 2015? Men’s International Games? Barcelona? Brazil? USA?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Nothing has been announced yet, but stay tuned to World Soccer Talk and we’ll let you know as soon as details are announced.

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