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AC Milan vs Man City and Liverpool vs Olympiacos, International Champions Cup: Open Thread

international champions cup AC Milan vs Man City and Liverpool vs Olympiacos, International Champions Cup: Open Thread

Day three of the International Champions Cup kicks off today featuring Premier League champions Manchester City against AC Milan, followed by Liverpool versus Olympiacos.

Today’s matches for Liverpool and Manchester City are their first in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. The previous matches by both clubs in the States this summer were during friendlies (against AS Roma and Sporting Kansas City, respectively).

With Olympiacos’ surprise 3-0 victory against AC Milan on Thursday in Toronto, it’ll be interesting to see whether AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi can help his side bounce back today after he rested so many starters in Canada.

All times Eastern.

AC Milan vs Manchester City (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh), 4pm, FOX Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes
Liverpool vs Olympiakos (Soldier Field, Chicago), 6pm, FOX Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes

Starting lineups:

AC Milan: Agazzi; De Sciglio, Alex, Rami, Constant; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Niang, El Shaarawy

Manchester City: Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Nastasic, Fernando, Navas, Zuculini, Sinclair, Jovetic, Iheanacho


Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Gerrard, Henderson, Can, Sterling, Markovic, Sturridge

Olympiacos: Megyeri, Salino, Abidal, Siovas, Papadopoulos, N’Dinga, Maniatis, Dossevi, Ghazaryan, Saviola, Diamantakos


Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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19 Responses to AC Milan vs Man City and Liverpool vs Olympiacos, International Champions Cup: Open Thread

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Looks like FOX Sports is grooming Heather Mitts for their Women’s World Cup coverage. She’s a sideline reporter today for Milan-City.

  2. goatslookshifty says:

    Can we assume every co-commentator/host/presenter has some affiliation with soccer? I’m sick and tired of hearing and seeing captioned resumes every time a person is onscreen.
    FOX, ESPN and NBCSN are all guilty of it.

  3. Flyvanescence says:

    City ought to keep Sinclair on board to help with the homegrown quota. Would give us a more direct option on the left as opposed to Nasri.

    Then again hes probably playing to boost his potential selling price.

  4. Christopher Harris says:

    AC Milan looks really poor defensively — in both the Olympiacos game and even today.

    Italian teams used to have some of the best defenses in the world.

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    Interesting to see Kelechi Iheanacho celebrate his goal, but then Gael Clichy walk over to him, pull down his outstretched arm and tell him to stop celebrating (presumably because it’s a friendly). And Clichy pointed to his head, to tell Iheanacho to use his brain.

  6. goatslookshifty says:

    Am I watching Brazil-Germany again?

  7. Brian says:

    This could be a very long season for Inzaghi. Milan look awful in preseason. City’s Iheanacho could get some playing time this season if he stays with the club and doesn’t go out on loan.

  8. Flyvanescence says:

    Kelechi looks a superstar in the making. Wow.

  9. Brian says:

    From the City forum:

    Watching the City vs Milan match with American commentators.

    Most hated phrases thus far:

    ‘He has plenty of real estate to run into’

    ‘The outside backs tend to get forward quite often’

  10. goatslookshifty says:

    And Mother Nature also shows her disapproval of FOX’s football coverage.

  11. Christopher Harris says:

    So refreshing to have Janusz Michallik on-air instead of Warren Barton. Michallik knows his soccer and doesn’t rely on cliches.

  12. Brian says:

    Good news from Fox that they will have the beginning of the Liverpool-Olympiakos game on Fox Sports 2 while the City-Milan game is still being played.

    • goatslookshifty says:

      Bad news is FOX is using ridiculous whooshing sound effects for every pointless detail they chose to put on the screen.

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