SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 7-5-2010

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PDL SIDE VENTURA COUNTY FUSION TO TAKE ON CRUZ AZUL & PORTSMOUTH

Premier Development League side Ventura County Fusion have scheduled two high-profile International Friendlies for July. The amateur side, based between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara California has locked in Mexican giants Cruz Azul and English League Championship club Portsmouth.

Ventura County currently sit in third place with 16 points in the PDL’s Southwest Division and were recently eliminated from their first ever US Open Cup.

Cruz Azul, who will also be in the Los Angeles area to take on Mexico City rival Club America at the Rose Bowl ten days later, will be entertained by the Fusion on July 1st at Ventura College. Tickets are $8.

Recently relegated from the Premier League, Portsmouth FC will battle the Fusion at Oxnard College on July 17. Tickets are $15.

Portsmouth also has pre-season matches scheduled against Club America in San Diego and Canadian side FC Edmonton before moving to the East Coast to take on DC United.

CLUB AMERICA TO PLAY JUVENTUS & CRUZ AZUL IN ADDITION TO MAN CITY AND PORTSMOUTH

Mexican super club Club America continues to schedule pre-season fixtures in North America, recently adding Juventus and Cruz Azul to their busy calendar.

Juventus will play America in the 90,000 seat Dallas Cowboys Stadium on July 18. The legendary Serie A side was in North America last month to wind down their 2009-10 campaign and will return to this side of the Atlantic to prepare for their 2010-11 season,

The ‘Clasico Joven’ is coming to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California this summer as the Mexico City derby between Club America and Cruz Azul, will take place there on July 10, the day before the 2010 World Cup Final.

The ‘Young Classic’ will be transplanted to the Los Angeles area to be contested in front on 90,000+ ex-patriot Mexicans and air on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.

America has already scheduled a July 14 match against English side Portsmouth in San Diego and a July 28 match against Manchester City in Atlanta.

UPDATES ARE IN BOLD

ALL TIMES EASTERN

JUNE

June 27 – FC Edmonton v Vitoria, Foote Field, Edmonton AB

JULY

July 1 – Ventura County Fusion v Cruz Azul, Ventura College, Ventura CA 10pm

July 10 – Club America v Cruz Azul, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 10pm

July 11 – Portland Timbers v Atlas, PGE Park, Portland OR 9pm

July 14 – Philadelphia Union v Celtic, PPL Park, Philadelphia PA

July 14 – Charlotte Eagles v Bolton Wanderers, Restart Field, Charlotte NC

July 14 – Club America v Portsmouth, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego CA

July 16 – Manchester United v Celtic, Rodgers Centre, Toronto ON

July 17 – Ventura County Fusion v Portsmouth, Oxnard College, Oxnard CA 6:00pm

July 17 – San Jose Earthquakes v Tottenham Hotspur, Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose CA

July 17 – Portland Timbers v Manchester City, Merlo Field, Portland OR

July 18 – Club America v Juventus, Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Arlington TX

July 18 – Seattle Sounders v Celtic, Qwest Field, Seattle WA – 3pm (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

July 21 – Manchester United v Philadelphia Union, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA

July 21 – Toronto FC v Bolton Wanderers. BMO Field, Toronto ON

July 21 – FC Edmonton v Portsmouth, TBD, Edmonton AB

July 22-25 – NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

New York Red Bull, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting Lisbon

July 24 – DC United v Portsmouth, RFK Stadium, Washington DC

July 25 – Manchester United v Kansas City Wizards, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO – 6:00 pm (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

July 28 – MLS All-Star’s v Manchester United, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX – ESPN2

July 28 – Manchester City v Club America – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

July 30 – Guadalajara v Manchester United – Estadio Chivas, Guadalajara Mexico

July 31 – Inter Milan v Manchester City – M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MA

AUGUST

August 5 – FC Dallas v Inter Milan – Pizza Hut Park, Frisco TX – 9pm

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4 Responses to “SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 7-5-2010”

  1. MLS NEWS NOTES AND RUMORS and WEEK 13 PREVIEW « GOODMAN BROWNE ON THE PITCH Says:

    […] Click here for a complete list of International Friendlies in North America this Summer […]

  2. Bean Counter Says:

    The Inter game with LA has been changed to Real Madrid.

  3. Jamie Says:

    Inter Milan is also taking on Greek League champs Panathinaikos FC on August 3 in Toronto. http://www.clashofthechampions.ca/

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