2019 Friendly Foreign Invasion: Yada, Yada, Yada

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    FC Barcelona announced Friday (July 26) that the entire first team, including Lionel Messi, will travel with the club to the United States for the inaugural LaLiga-Serie A Cup against Napoli. Messi will join Griezmann, Suarez, Coutinho, De Jong and the rest of the star-studded cast on Aug. 10 at Michigan Stadium. Start time for the match is 5 p.m.

    The annual cup will be a home and away series featuring teams from each of the leagues. The other 2019 match will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.


    https://mgoblue.com/news/2019/6/19/...n-laliga-serie-a-cup-at-michigan-stadium.aspx
     
  2. BostonRed

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    From the folks who brought you ICC...

    August 7th, 2019
    La Liga - Serie A Cup
    Barcelona 2-1 Napoli

    Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
    Attendance: 57,062
     
  3. BostonRed

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    United States
    Here's a series of friendlies that didn't get much attention:

    EA Ligue 1 Games
    Audi Field, Washington, DC

    July 18th, 2019
    Montpellier 2-4 AS St. Etienne
    Olympic de Marseille 2-1 FCG Bordeaux


    July 21st, 2019
    3rd place match: FCG Bordeaux 2-1 Montpellier
    Championship: Olympic de Marseille 2-1 AS St. Etienne


    I was not able to find any attendance information.
     
  4. BostonRed

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    United States
    The other half of the "series"---

    August 10th, 2019
    La Liga - Serie A Cup
    Barcelona 4-0 Napoli

    Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
    Attendance: 60,043

    Barcelona "wins" 6-1.
     
  5. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    The Leagues Cup semi in Houston is sold out:



    • Club América vs. Tigres UANL - BBVA Stadium - August 20, 8:30 PM ET
     
  6. BostonRed

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    August 20th, 2019
    Leagues Cup Semifinals
    Club America (3) 2-2 (5) Tigres

    BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
    Attendance: 22,532
     
  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Chivas & Club America are playing in Chicago on Sunday and the match is sold out:

     
  8. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    United States
    September 6th, 2019
    Colombia 2-2 Brazil friendly
    Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
    Attendance: 65,232
     
  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    September 8th, 2019
    Club America 0-0 Chivas
    Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
    Attendance: not available
     
  10. BostonRed

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    #85 BostonRed, Sep 10, 2019
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    https://www.si.com/soccer/2019/09/09/relevent-us-soccer-federal-antitrust-lawsuit-hosting-games-usa-fifa-sum

    The lawsuit, which was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and obtained by SI.com, asserts that U.S. Soccer has unlawfully conspired with FIFA to boycott clubs and players that participate in matches in the U.S. that haven’t been sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, all in an effort to benefit the federation's economic partner, Soccer United Marketing. It also charges that U.S. Soccer and FIFA have illegally interfered with soccer promotion companies that wish to provide American fans with opportunities to watch top foreign teams play one another in the USA.

    Relevent highlights how U.S. Soccer “denied” the soccer promotion company’s application to host a May 5 match between two Ecuadorian clubs, Barcelona Sporting Club and its hometown rival, Guayaquil City FC, in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Relevent insists that the rejection was premised on an anticompetitive conspiracy between U.S. Soccer and FIFA. Relevent also maintains it incurred substantial expenses for this cancelled match since it secured a stadium and received approval letters from Series A and other governing bodies.

    There is also a larger context to the Relevent and U.S. Soccer dispute. Relevent unsuccessfully attempted to host a Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona at Hard Rock Stadium last January, meeting opposition from FIFA, UEFA, the Spanish federation and the Spanish players' union. That match was to be part of Relevent's 15-year North American partnership with La Liga but ultimately remained on Spanish soil. It seems the relationship between Relevent and U.S. Soccer has frayed to the point where litigation is their means of negotiation.

    To illustrate this point, Relevent highlights that between 2013 and 2018, it paid $20.5 million to U.S. Soccer in so-called “sanctioning fees” for friendlies between foreign clubs. Relevent asserts these fees harm competition since they increase expenses for organizing matches. The higher the costs the more Relevent and rival promotion companies are dissuaded from seeking to host matches. Put another way, consumers would see more foreign teams play on U.S. soil if U.S. Soccer didn’t require sanctioning fees.


    If this doesn't end up being settled, should be an interesting argument. Of course, that probably wouldn't stop FIFA from punishing teams or feds that cross federation lines without permission.
     
  11. BostonRed

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    September 10, 2019

    Argentina 4-0 Mexico
    Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
    Attendance: 56,511

    Brazil 0-1 Peru
    Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
    Attendance: 32,287
     
  12. BostonRed

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    September 18th, 2019
    Leagues Cup Final
    Cruz Azul 2-1 Tigres

    Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
    Attendance: 20,132
     
  13. BostonRed

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    Even 2nd tier teams from Mexico like seeing if they can make some cash in the USA:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. BostonRed

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    Another Leones Negros friendly in the US, this time against El Salvador's U23s in Fremont:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. BostonRed

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  16. BostonRed

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  17. newtex

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    That is an odd headline when the article also says:

    So it doesn't decide the fate, it just decides whether the process will continue. Even if the Spanish courts says OK it doesn't mean the game is going to happen in the U.S.
     
  18. BostonRed

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  19. EvanJ

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    It will be in Villarreal today. Villarreal plays at Estadio de la Ceramica. Is it made out of ceramic?
     
  20. BostonRed

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    #95 BostonRed, Dec 16, 2019
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  21. EvanJ

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    That's down 31.5 percent.
     
  22. BostonRed

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    Hard to say if that means anything. It's a very cyclical business.
     
  23. Sam Miami

    Sam Miami Member

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    Germany
    Sep 11, 2019
    30% down with the current state of our USMNT should be seen as remarkable. Surprised it is not 50+%
     
  24. Roger Allaway

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    What does the current state of the USMNT have to do with revenue from games in the U.S. between teams like Barcelona, Manchester City, Inter Milan, etc?
     

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