Schedule of soccer friendlies in US this summer
One of the highlights of the annual soccer calendar is looking to see which international and club soccer teams are heading to the United States to play exhibition matches on US soil every summer. If you’re looking for the schedule of soccer friendlies in the US, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll be updating the following soccer friendlies schedule as soon as the details break, so go ahead and bookmark the page and keep on returning to find out all of the details you need.
Upcoming friendly matches
Which teams are coming to your state? Browse the schedule of upcoming preseason soccer games in the USA below. Plus, we’ve included links so you can find tickets. There is nothing like seeing your favorite stars up close and in person.
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All times Eastern United States
Wednesday, September 14
New York City vs Club Atlas, 7:30 PM, in New York City Find Tickets
Wednesday, September 21
Cincinnati vs Chivas, 7:00 PM Find Tickets
Nashville vs Club América, 8:00 PM Find Tickets
Thursday, September 22
Real Salt Lake vs Atlas, 7:30 PM Find Tickets
Friday, September 23
Argentina vs Honduras, 8:00 PM, in Miami, FL Find Tickets
Saturday, September 24
Philadelphia Union vs Pachuca, 6:00 PM Find Tickets
Mexico vs Peru, 5:30pm, in Los Angeles, CA Find Tickets
Sunday, September 25
Club América vs Chivas, 4:30 PM, in Atlanta, GA Find Tickets
Tuesday, September 27
Argentina vs Jamaica, 8:00 PM, in Harrison, NJ Find Tickets
Mexico vs Colombia, time TBD, in Santa Clara, CA Find Tickets
Saturday, November 19
FC Köln vs VfB Stuttgart, 3:00 PM, in Austin, TX Find Tickets
2022 Summer Friendly Results
Saturday, May 28
Mexico 2-1 Nigeria, in Arlington, TX
Wednesday, June 1
USA 3-0 Morocco, in Cincinnati, OH
Thursday, June 2
Ecuador 1-0 Nigeria, in Harrison, NJ
Mexico 0-3 Uruguay, in Glendale, AZ
Sunday, June 5
USA 0-0 Uruguay, in Kansas City, MO
Mexico 0-0 Ecuador, in Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 11
Ecuador 1-0 Cape Verde, in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Minnesota United 4-3 Paderborn, in Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, June 14
Atlanta United 3-2 Pachuca, in Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, June 15
Chivas 3-1 Santos Laguna, in Sandy, UT
Saturday, June 18
Chivas 1-0 Club Atlas, in Bridgeview, IL
Team Ronaldinho 10-12 Team Roberto Carlos, in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Monterrey 0-1 Santos Laguna, in Houston, TX
Sunday, June 19
Club América 1-3 Pumas, in Bridgeview, IL
Wednesday, June 22
Club América 5-2 Club Leon, in San Jose, CA
Saturday, July 2
Millonarios Futbol Club 2-1 America De Cali, in Daytona Beach, FL
Saturday, July 16
Chelsea 2-1 Club América, in Las Vegas, NV
Arsenal 2-0 Everton, in Baltimore, MD
Tuesday, July 19
Inter Miami 0-6 FC Barcelona, in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, July 20
Orlando City 1-3 Arsenal, in Orlando, FL
Charlotte FC 1-1 (5-3 PKs) Chelsea, in Charlotte, NC
DC United 2-6 Bayern Munich, in Washington DC
Club América 1-2 Manchester City, in Houston, TX
Minnesota United 4-0 Everton, in St. Paul, MN
Friday, July 22
Juventus 2-0 Chivas, in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 23
Chelsea 0-4 Arsenal, in Orlando, FL
Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona, in Las Vegas, NV
Manchester City 1-0 Bayern Munich, in Green Bay, WI
Tuesday, July 26
Real Madrid 2-2 Club America, in San Francisco, CA
Barcelona 2-2 Juventus, in Dallas, TX
Saturday, July 30
New York Red Bulls 0-2 FC Barcelona, in Harrison NJ
Real Madrid 2-0 Juventus, in Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, August 3
LA Galaxy 2-0 Chivas, in Inglewood, CA
LAFC 0-0 (5-6 on penalties) Club América, in Inglewood, CA
Wednesday, August 10
MLS all-star team 2-1 Liga MX all-star team, in St. Paul, MN
Sunday, August 14
AC Milan Women 3-1 Tokyo Verdy Beleza, in Louisville, KY
Spurs Women 1-2 Club America Women, in Louisville, KY
Wednesday, August 17
Chelsea Women 2-2 (4-3 on penalties) Olympique Lyon Women, in Portland, OR
Portland Thorns 1-1 (2-3) Monterrey Women, in Portland, OR
Tokyo Verdy Beleza 2-1 Spurs Women, in Louisville, KY
Racing Louisville 2-0 AC Milan Women, in Louisville, KY
OL Reign 2-1 Club America Women, in Louisville, KY
Saturday, August 20
Portland Thorns 0-1 Chelsea Women, in Portland, OR
Lyon Women 4-0 Monterrey Women, in Portland, OR
AC Milan 4-5 Club America Women, in Louisville, KY
Racing Louisville 1-2 OL Reign, in Louisville, KY
Wednesday, August 31
Mexico 0-1 Paraguay, in Atlanta, GA
Monday, September 5
Angel City FC 0-2 Mexico WNT, in Los Angeles, CA
Demand is high for summer tickets
Anticipation is building for the 2022 summer exhibition games. With no teams playing friendlies in the United States for two years, tickets are expected to sell faster than usual. Plus with no World Cup this summer, the expectation is that more stars will be playing in the games. In addition, there is no Copa América, Gold Cup nor European Championships this summer.
New for 2022, there are several international soccer friendlies scheduled. With the 2022 World Cup starting in November, exhibition games have been scheduled featuring the United States, Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador, Nigeria and many other countries.
Other ways to watch
Can’t make it to live preseason games in the USA this year, or out of your budget? You can still watch many of the soccer friendlies on TV or online. For instance, the schedule of upcoming games are always updated on our website. Many of the games may be available across streaming, too, including fuboTV.
Why do teams play friendlies?
Friendlies serve two purposes for teams. First, they’re an ideal way to gain match fitness before a new season begins. For instance, European soccer seasons usually begin in August. Therefore, the games give coaches and managers an opportunity to play new star signings, as well as trying different formations. Second, the games generate more revenue for the teams and increase the size of the teams’ fan bases.
Historically, major soccer teams have been visiting the United States to play games for decades. For instance, Everton first played friendlies in the United States in 1956. Similarly, the first record of English teams playing in the United States was from 1905.
Nowadays, the summer soccer friendlies are an annual tradition in the United States.
Who plays in soccer friendlies?
Soccer friendlies provide a great opportunity for US fans to see their favorite international stars, sometimes in their own cities. Soccer friendlies also provide the chance for newer players to gain more experience.
For this reason, it’s up to each team’s manager (or coach) to decide who plays in the games. Some coaches prefer to give their youth stars an opportunity to get valuable playing time. Other managers like to build the team’s chemistry by playing the stars who will start the upcoming European season.
Do friendlies count?
Friendlies, also known as exhibition games, do not count for points. In spite of this, promoters sometimes entice clubs with a cup if they win their series of friendlies. For example, Relevent Sports launched the International Champions Cup as a way to make the friendlies more meaningful. Having said that, clubs rarely put much emphasis on winning these friendly competitions. At the end of the day, football teams play friendlies because the games grow fanbases and get teams ready for the new season. Preseason ranked games do not count for points.
You may wonder, what is a friendly in soccer? When soccer clubs first originated in the 1800s, there were no leagues or competitions. So, teams would play against each other in a friendly game. It wasn’t until 1888 when the Football League was created that teams faced each other in competitive games.
If you have questions about the schedule of soccer friendlies in the United States, let us know in the comments section below.
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