2024 Friendly Foreign Invasion: Copa America Edition

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    April 6th, 2024
    Colombia women 1-0 Mexico (friendly)
    INTER&Co Stadium, Orlando, FL
    Attendance: 12.392
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Expecting a big crowd for Mexico-Brazil friendly:

     
  3. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The English FA looking to limit post-season friendlies:

     
  4. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Wrexham coming back to the USA for 2024:

    Wrexham has confirmed one match so far, a friendly against Chelsea on July 24 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The two sides met last year in Chapel Hill, N.C., with Chelsea winning 5-0.

    I haven't seen the other fixtures yet.
     
  5. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    La Liga says they will play league matches in the US:

     
  6. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a foreign friendly, but a foreign league match, possibly. With FIFA settling with Relevant saying they will accept any result from the lawsuit Relevant filed to allow foreign league matches in the US, La Liga has announced that they are interested in playing regular season games in the US.



    The lawsuit with Relevant isn't over as US Soccer wants to see the settlement. If the settlement only covers the US, expect US Soccer to pull FIFA back into the lawsuit as any settlement that doesn't involve FIFA globally lifting the league match in foreign countries ban would likely result in US Soccer being forced to sue FIFA. US Soccer is likely to argue that it would be an anti-trust violation for FIFA to keep the ban in the rest of the world, while allowing them in the US only.

     
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  7. BostonRed

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    United States
    Jon Arnold of Getting Concacafed put out a letter on the subject.

    His take:

    If the path is cleared for league matches to happen in the U.S. - and that path isn’t yet fully clear - club teams from Concacaf and the Americas would jump first.
     
  8. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    NBC will be pushing for EPL matches in the US:

     
  10. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    United States
    Wolverhampton headed to the US this summer:

     
  11. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  12. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looks like Relevant Sports is going to "win" the lawsuit. FIFA has already settled with Relevant claiming that they will be dropping the ban and the Judge has accepted their withdrawal. Since USSF's primary defense was that their rejection of Relevant's certification request was because of FIFA's ban, it becomes largely moot now. Relevant still wants damages for the cancellation and it's likely USSF will settle to just make the lawsuit go away now.

     
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  13. BostonRed

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  14. An Unpaved Road

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    I kind of miss the International Champions Cup. Summer friendlies will never be that meaningful of course but I appreciated the format.
     

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