2019 Friendly Foreign Invasion: Yada, Yada, Yada

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  1. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gold Cup doubleheader:
    June 29th, 2019
    Canada 2-3 Haiti
    Mexico (5) 1-1 (4) Costa Rica

    NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
    Attendance: 70,788
     
  2. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not exactly on topic for this thread, but an interesting move by Liverpool:

     
  3. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gold Cup semifinal:
    July 2nd, 2019
    Haiti 0-1 Mexico
    State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
    Attendance: 64,128
     
  4. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  5. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 4th, 2019
    Monterrey (2) 1-1 (4) Santos Laguna friendly
    H-E-B Park, McAllen, TX
    Attendance: not available
     
  6. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I missed this friendly tournament between Liga MX & Argentine clubs in the US:

    Colossus Cup
    (couldn't find any attendance numbers)

    June 28th, 2019
    Chivas 1-5 River Plate
    SDCCU Stadium | San Diego, California

    July 3rd, 2019
    Club America 1-2 Boca Juniors
    Red Bull Arena | Harrison, New Jersey

    July 6th, 2019
    Club America 0-2 River Plate
    CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Washington

    July 6th, 2019
    Chivas 0-2 Boca Juniors
    CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Washington
     
  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 6th, 2019
    Cruz Azul (5) 0-0 (6) Morelia friendly
    Ford Center, Frisco, TX
    Attendance: N/A
     
  8. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    June 28th, 2019
    Pachuca 1-2 Independiente Medellin friendly
    Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL
    Attendance: N/A

    June 30th, 2019
    Pachuca 0-0 America de Cali friendly
    FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
    Attendance: N/A
     
  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A list of Liga MX friendlies to be played in the US:

    Club America v. Pumas UNAM | Tour Aguila | Tue, July 9 | Toyota Stadium | Frisco, Texas | Tickets
    Leon vs. Monterrey | Preseason Friendly | Sun, July 7 | Toyota Field | San Antonio, Texas | Tickets
    Leon vs. Toluca | Preseason Friendly | Wed, July 10 | Cotton Bowl | Dallas, Texas
    Cruz Azul vs. Atlas | Preseason Friendly | Wed, Sep. 4 | Avaya Stadium | San Jose, California | Tickets
    Santos Laguna vs. Toluca | Preseason Friendly | Sun, July 7 | Dell Diamond Stadium | Round Rock, Texas | Tickets

    https://www.fmfstateofmind.com/2019...s-tigres-monterrey-cruz-azul-texas-california
     
  10. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was rescheduled until Sept. 7th because of field conditions:

    Leon vs. Monterrey | Preseason Friendly | Sun, July 7 | Toyota Field | San Antonio, Texas | Tickets
     
  11. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 7th, 2019
    Santos Laguna (2) 1-1 (4) Toluca | Preseason Friendly
    Dell Diamond Stadium | Round Rock, Texas
    Attendance: 5,153
     
  12. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 9th, 2019
    Club America 0-3 Pumas UNAM | Tour Aguila friendly
    Toyota Stadium | Frisco, Texas
    Attendance: N/A
     
  13. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 10th, 2019
    Leon (4) 4-4 (3) Toluca friendly
    Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
    Attendance: not available
     
  14. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 14th, 2019
    Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA

    Supercopa MX
    Cruz Azul 4-0 Necaxa

    Attendance: ~ 21,000

    Campeon de Campeons
    America (6) 0-0 (5) Tigres

    Attendance: 27,800
     
  15. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 17th, 2019
    International Champions Cup
    Bayern Munich 1-2 Arsenal

    Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
    Attendance: 26,704
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 19th, 2019
    International Champions Cup
    Liverpool 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

    Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
    Attendance: 40,361
     
  17. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    International Champions Cup

    July 16th, 2019
    Fiorentina 2-1 Chivas
    SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, IL
    Attendance: 10,062

    July 20th, 2019

    Benfica 3-0 Chivas
    Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
    Attendance: 15,724

    Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina
    Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
    Attendance: 34,902

    Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid
    NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
    Attendance: 60,413
     
  18. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 21st, 2019
    Liverpool 1-2 Sevilla friendly
    Fenway Park, Boston, MA
    Attendance: 35,654
     
  19. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    International Champions Cup
    July 23rd, 2019

    Real Madrid (3) 2-2 (2) Arsenal
    FedEx Field, Landover, MD
    Attendance: 52,826

    Bayern Munich 1-0 Milan
    Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
    Attendance: 18,469

    Chivas (4) 0-0 (5) Atletico Madrid
    Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX
    Attendance: 12,467
     
  20. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 24th, 2019

    Liverpool 2-2 Sporting Lisbon friendly
    Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
    Attendance: 31,112

    International Champions Cup
    Fiorentina 1-2 Benfica

    Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
    Attendance: 12,141
     
  21. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bit on the drop in attendance for this summer's ICC & other friendlies:

    https://ussoccerplayers.com/2019/07/the-madrid-derby-in-new-jersey.html

    Arsenal opened their three-game set with a sellout against Bayern Munich, but it was at the home of the LA Galaxy with a capacity of just over 26k. Their second game was against Fiorentina in Charlotte, drawing an announced crowd of 34,902 in a stadium that holds over twice that. They finished their American tour against Real Madrid at FedEx Field in front of 52,826 in a stadium with a listed capacity of 82k. Benfica played Chivas in front of 15,724 at Levi's Stadium that seats just over 68k. Game two was against Fiorentina at Red Bull Arena, drawing 12,141 in a soccer-specific stadium that holds 25k. Manchester United is playing in China and Cardiff.

    If Arsenal's attendances are troubling, it's Benfica showing the issue with the ICC this summer. Benfica didn't have the lowest attended game so far. That went to Fiorentina vs Chivas that opened the International Champions Cup in Bridgeview in front of 10,062. It's certainly worth pointing out two things. First, some of the biggest clubs in the world aren't involved in the United States portion or entirely. Manchester United, Spurs, and Inter Milan played their ICC schedule outside of the US. Barcelona and Chelsea were in Japan on tour. Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool were in the United States but didn't play in the ICC. It's worth pointing out that Liverpool vs Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium drew an announced crowd of 40,361 in a venue that holds over 80k. They almost sold out Fenway Park, but that's a venue that seats just under 38k. An announced crowd of 31,112 showed up at Yankee Stadium that has a capacity of of over 54k.
     
  22. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 26th, 2019
    International Champions Cup
    Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid

    MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
    Attendance: 57,714
     
  23. EvanJ

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    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Friendly or not, before that game I wonder if Real Madrid had ever trailed 6-0. Diego Costa got 4 goals and a straight red card when it was 6-1. Vitolo scored while down a man, and Real scored the last 2.
     
  24. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 28th, 2019
    International Champions Cup
    Milan 0-1 Benfica

    Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
    Attendance: 27,565
     
  25. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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