Category: International Champions Cup

Top 30 most-attended soccer friendlies in USA during summer 2018

Another round of the annual summer friendlies has come and gone. These are usually a smashing success, both in terms of attendance at the games and the TV viewing audience. However, 2018 was down slightly for these types of friendlies (International Champions Cup attendances were down approximately 10%) while TV ratings dipped somewhat too. There are several possible explanations why this happened. First, it’s possible that there is something of a soccer burnout at the moment with the World Cup just finishing. Second, a number of clubs were stateside without their biggest stars who are on a much needed vacation ... Read more

Barcelona draws large crowd in International Champions Cup defeat to AC Milan

The International Champions Cup (ICC) returned to northern California this past weekend. This year’s edition brought two historic clubs in AC Milan and Barcelona back to the Bay Area. The sun was shining on a warm Saturday afternoon in Santa Clara for a reported 51,391 fans in attendance. The Bay Area is home to a vibrant soccer community and the ICC has always tapped into this market with great effect. On Friday night, the media were present for press conferences from the managers of both clubs before watching each club train for the first 15 minutes. The stadium was quiet ... Read more

Miami needs International Champions Cup more than MLS

When it comes to soccer, the International Champions Cup takes the crown as the preeminent club soccer game that’s played on U.S. soil every year. The tournament has become the annual spectacle featuring matches between the world’s biggest clubs. Every summer, the International Champions Cup completely overshadows the MLS All-Star Game. This year, for example, take your pick from last Saturday’s North West Derby between Manchester United-Liverpool played in front of 101,254 fans in Michigan, or Tuesday night’s Real Madrid-Manchester United match attended by 64,141 supporters in Miami. Speaking of Miami, David Beckham has been trying to launch a MLS ... Read more

Where to find Man United vs. Real Madrid ICC on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup, you’ve come to the right place. In Manchester United’s last match of the 2018 International Champions Cup tournament, all eyes will be on Jose Mourinho after his comments on Saturday that fans should go to the beach instead of watching an ICC match. After being hammered 4-1 by Liverpool, it’ll be interesting to see if United puts up a fight against Real Madrid in front of what is expected to be a huge crowd in Miami. Match: Manchester United vs. ... Read more

Bayern Munich and Manchester City still have a long way to go in United States

On paper, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest clubs in club soccer. One is a reigning Premier League champion as well as one of the most exciting, attacking teams on the planet. The other is the biggest and most successful club in Germany. In reality, neither club is heavily supported in the United States. Their fanbases are dwarfed by bigger clubs in the United States such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and others. That’s not an indictment on City or Bayern. It’s just that it takes decades to grow a fanbase ... Read more

Where to find Man United vs. Liverpool ICC on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool in the International Champions Cup, you’ve come to the right place. Tonight’s match between the two most successful clubs in English football will be played in Ann Arbor, Michigan in front of a crowd of almost 100,000 fans. Supporters of both clubs will be traveling from all across North America to watch this historic game. And for those of you, like me, who won’t be there, the game will be live on US TV and streaming. More details below. Match: Manchester United vs. Liverpool Kickoff: Saturday, ... Read more

52,635 fans attend Liverpool-Manchester City International Champions Cup match

For Wednesday night’s International Champions Cup match, I sat in the press box inside MetLife Stadium, which will host the World Cup Final in eight years as reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City took on Champions League runners-up Liverpool in their first meeting since the quarterfinals of the Champions League this past spring. This was my third consecutive year attending the International Champions Cup. Each year, I’ve experienced three drastically different matches, all of which have taught me a lot about the growth of soccer in the United States. In 2016, I sat in the third to last row of ... Read more

Where to find Juventus vs. Bayern Munich ICC on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Juventus vs. Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup, you’ve come to the right place. Wednesday’s match between Juventus and Bayern Munich features two teams who were defeated by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League in closely fought games against the eventual champion. Match: Juventus vs. Bayern Munich Kickoff: Wednesday, 7pm ET Looking to watch Juventus vs. Bayern Munich online from work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US Only. Here are all ... Read more