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Manchester United vs Liverpool, International Champions Cup Final; Open Thread

international champions cup Manchester United vs Liverpool, International Champions Cup Final; Open Thread

After 12 days of the International Champions Cup, with matches being played all across the United States, the tournament reaches its climax tonight with the final between the two undefeated teams in the competition — Manchester United and Liverpool.

The International Champions Cup match will kickoff at 8pm ET tonight from Miami, with the game being televised all around the world.

Starting lineups - 

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Smalling, Young, Valencia, Herrera, Mata, Fletcher, Rooney, Chicharito

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Kelly, Gerrard, Coutinho, Henderson, Allen, Sterling, Lambert

Liverpool will be wearing their yellow away kit, which means that Manchester United will presumably wear their red shirts.

For viewers in the United States, here’s the TV schedule for tonight’s game. Coverage starts at 7:30pm ET.

Manchester United vs Liverpool, FOX Sports 1, ESPN Deportes and

The game will be commentated by JP Dellacamera and Brian McBride, along with sideline reporter Keith Costigan. The studio team features Rob Stone, Warren Barton and Eric Wynalda.

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

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28 Responses to Manchester United vs Liverpool, International Champions Cup Final; Open Thread

  1. jtm371 says:

    12 Days to Nirvana can not wait. :)

    For tonight MUFC 3/ LFC 1.

    Pitch very wet no gus hope it is a good match and no injuries for either side.

  2. Brian says:

    Sterling vs Valencia could be interesting given their World Cup encounter. Weather isn’t too good so it could dampen the intensity of the game.

  3. jtm371 says:

    If your going to play three at the back Evans Smalling, and Jones are not the three you want. That will make for a another long season for MUFC.

  4. gm says:

    liverpool lookin comfortable definite penalty well pit away by gerrard

  5. Bruce Gottesman says:

    Good view from upstairs midfield. Does United think they’re going to contend with this crew? Sterling and Coutinho are running rings around them

  6. Jake says:

    Smalling is still the same player.
    Having CBs that are comfortable on the ball is such a key trait in the modern game.

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    Manchester United looked poor in the first half against a well-organized Liverpool team.

    Let’s see what Van Gaal said to them at HT.

  8. jtm371 says:

    Shaw is showing good form has pace and not nervous when he has the ball.

  9. Mufc77 says:

    Amazing what a good manager can do at half time

  10. Jake says:

    Worst piece of officiating I’ve ever seen.

  11. Mufc77 says:

    Why is the 4th official using video replay when it’s not allowed.

  12. goatslookshifty says:

    Anyone see Moyes at the game? Look for a bloke wearing a fake moustache and a Liverpool shirt.

  13. Jake says:

    I can’t stomach the sight of Cleverley in a United shirt even in a pre-season friendly.

  14. Smokey Bacon says:

    Judging by the hair on his head, and United’s second half display, LVGs hairdryer is just as effective as Fergies.

  15. Mufc77 says:

    Fox in game advertising is annoying

  16. Brian says:

    United have a proper manager finally and you can see the changes he makes at halftime has worked in all their preseason games. Let’s see how they do when the regular season starts. It looks good though. They also have an easy beginning schedule which should help too.

    Liverpool’s defense is once again horrible and Johnson is utterly poor. Same for Kelly. Last season they outscored their opponents and this season I don’t see them doing it again, not without Suarez. Lambert looks lost playing for a top team and he has been very poor the entire preseason which doesn’t bode well for him or Liverpool. Cannot see Liverpool challenging for the title and if they are not careful could fall out of the top 4.

    Still time for transfers to be done by both clubs so it will be interesting who else they buy and sell.

  17. Gringo says:

    Huge mistake to play the final in Miami…half empty stadium was a big letdown. The final should have been in Ann Arbor.

  18. Frill Artist says:

    The final should have been played in Ann Arbor. Miami is depressing.

  19. Burnsey says:

    How does the attendance impact Beckham and his hopes for a franchise in South Florida?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      It’s another example of a large crowd at Sun Life Stadium, but unfortunately has no impact on Beckham or MLS since they’re ignoring Sun Life Stadium as a possible location for a MLS team.

  20. Cody (#2) says:

    That was the worst production job I’ve ever seen. Fox Sports, ICC, and the referees should be ashamed. What an embarrassment.

    Smoky fireworks, didn’t play a full 45 mins in the first half, video replay on the jumbo-tron being analyzed by referees, “Brandon” Rodgers, what happened to Valencia? Who knows. We just know he isn’t on the field anymore….

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