Posts Tagged ‘toyota park’

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-20-2010

May 20, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-20-2010

Portland add Boca Juniors, Red Bull adds Cruzeiro.  TV for Red Bell v Juventus and Galaxy v Boca.

MATCHES IN BOLD ARE UPDATES

MAY

May 19-22 – CHICAGO SISTER CITIES CUP – Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Chicago Fire, Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw, Red Star Belgrade

May 19 – New England Revolution v Benfica, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA

May 23 – Montreal Impact v Fiorentina, Saputo Stadium, Montreal QB

May 23 – New York Red Bull v Juventus, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

May 23 – Los Angeles Galaxy v Boca Juniors, Home Depot Center, Carson CA (FOX SPORTS WEST / GALAVISION)

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-19-2010

May 19, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-19-2010

MATCHES IN BOLD ARE UPDATES

MAY

May 19-22 – CHICAGO SISTER CITIES CUP – Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Chicago Fire, Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw, Red Star Belgrade

May 19 – New England Revolution v Benfica, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA

May 23 – Montreal Impact v Fiorentina, Saputo Stadium, Montreal QB

May 23 – New York Red Bull v Juventus, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

May 23 – Los Angeles Galaxy v Boca Juniors, Home Depot Center, Carson CA (FOX SPORTS WEST / GALAVISION)

May 23 – Benfica v Panathinaikos, BMO Field, Toronto ON

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Complete Rosters for Chicago Sister Cities Cup

May 18, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Final Rosters set for PSG, Legia and Red Star

Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw and Red Star Belgrade have released rosters for the Chicago Sister Cities Cup which begins on Wednesday Night at Toyota Park, outside Chicago.

Red Star omitted star forward Dejan Lekić who is with the Serbian National team in their preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but for the most part are bringing the core of the lineup that helped the team finish 2nd in the Serbian Jelen SuperLiga in 2009-10.

PSG’s roster boasts some huge names in Grégory Coupet, Mateja Kežman and Claude Makélélé, to name but a few.

Makélélé, in addition to having more accent marks in his name than many of the Red star players have vowels, is one of the most decorated players in the tournament, having won a World Cup and European Championship with France and a Champions (more…)

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-18-2010

May 18, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-18-2010

MAY

May 19-22 – CHICAGO SISTER CITIES CUP – Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Chicago Fire, Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw, Red Star Belgrade

May 19 – New England Revolution v Benfica, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: PSG and Red Star Rosters for Chicago Tournament

May 17, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: PSG and Red Star Rosters for Chicago Tournament

Paris-Saint Germain and Red Star Belgrade have released rosters for the Chicago Sister Cities Cup which begins on Wednesday Night at Toyota Park, outside Chicago.

Red Star omitted star forward Dejan Lekić who is with the Serbian National team in their preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but for the most part are bringing the core of the lineup that helped the team finish 2nd in the Serbian Jelen SuperLiga in 2009-10.

PSG’s roster boasts some huge names in Grégory Coupet, Mateja Kežman and Claude Makélélé, to name but a few.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Chicago Tournament Training Schedules – Legia Warsaw to train in Grant Park.

May 17, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Chicago Tournament Training Schedules – Legia Warsaw to train in Grant Park.

The Summer Friendly season kicks into high gear this week as the Chicago Fire gear up to host the first ever Chicago Sister Cities International Cup, featuring Paris-Saint Germain from Paris, France, Legia Warsaw from Warsaw, Poland and Red Star Belgrade from Belgrade, Serbia.

The Chicago Fire have released a training schedule for the four teams, designed to bring about attention from the local European fans and generate media interest in the tournament. The highlight of the schedule is including a fascinating and unprecedented Grant Park training session with Polish giants Legia Warsaw.

Grant Park, situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago will provide an intriguing venue for a training session with Chicago’s lakefront and skyline looming over the training. Expect Polish fans to be in large numbers to see the team practice, a truly wonderful PR move by the Chicago Fire and the City of Chicago who have worked together to establish this tournament.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: AC MILAN NAMES SQUAD FOR NORTH AMERICAN TRIP

May 13, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: AC MILAN NAMES SQUAD FOR NORTH AMERICAN TRIP

North American soccer fans and organizers alike, are silently thanking Dunga, Head Coach of the Brazil National Team for not including the incomprable Ronaldinho on the roster for the 5-time World Champions.

The decision to leave Ronaldinho off of roster allows him to partake in AC Milan’s North American tour. Any fan that had a reservation about shelling out big money to see an AC Milan side weaked by World Cup duty will be able to rest easy.

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UPDATED SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR

May 12, 2010

2010 SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR

Updated: May 12 2010

European club soccer makes a return to Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium as Manchester City will face Serie A titans Internazionale Milan on July 31.

This is the first North American match announced regarding this summer for Inter Milan, a team which is one of the most popular, successful, lucrative in the world. Managed by Jose Mourinho, one of the most unique personalities in the game, Inter will looking to win their first European Champions League Final on May 22 and are poised become Serie A Champions for as a 5th consecutive year.

The Baltimore match is the fourth scheduled match of Manchester City’s North American summer tour. City, who finished 5th in the Premier League, will play two matches at the New York Football Challenge at Red Bull Arena in Harrison NJ from July 22-25, then take on Mexican power Club America July 28 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, before heading to Baltimore to take on Inter.

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SUPERLIGA: DATES AND VENUES

April 30, 2010

SUPERLIGA: DATES AND VENUES ANNOUNCED

Major League Soccer and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) unveiled the dates and venues for the 2010 edition of SuperLiga on Thursday.  SuperLiga features MLS and Mexican soccer clubs and awards the winner with a big cash prize.

The four Major League Soccer teams in the 2010 Superliga qualified based on their 2009 regular season record and excluding teams already competing in the CONCACAF Champions Cup.  2009 Finalists Chicago Fire will lead the MLS sides, with Chivas USA, Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution rounding out the field.

The four invited Mexican clubs have yet to be named but an announcement is expected following the conclusion of current season.

The 2010 Superliga will be the fourth consecutive year of the tournament and will be played over eight days beginning on Wednesday, July 14 at Chicago’s Toyota Park and at New England, though Gillette Stadium has yet to be confirmed as the venue. Attention then shifts west where on Thursday July 15 Houston’s Robertson Stadium and Home Depot Center, home of Chivas USA, will host matches.

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UPDATE-SUMMER FRIENDLIES: SPURS AND CITY IN NEW YORK, OLD FIRM AT FENWAY?

April 22, 2010

UPDATE-SUMMER FRIENDLIES

This summer is shaping up to be one of the most incredible in memory for fans of the World’s Game. More and more teams are announcing North American tours either just after the end of the European Season in late May or as part of a tune-up for the 2010-11 European Season in July.  The Big Apple has already seen legendary Brazilian side Santos FC this year and just days after announcing a match with Juventus comes news of three more European teams playing at Red Bull Arena.

NEW YORK FOOTBALL CHALLENGE

Red Bull Arena will host a four-day tournament called the ‘New York Football Challenge’ from July 21-25 which will feature New York Red Bull taking on Sporting Lisbon from Portugal and Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.  Spurs and City are battling for fourth place in the Premier League, the prize being the final spot in the prestigious and lucrative Champions League. City had already announced their plans to tour North America and have already penciled in a match in Atlanta against Mexico’s Club America.

“We have big ambitions for the Premier League next season, and this tournament will give us the perfect opportunity to prepare for our season with some highly competitive games, enthusiastic supporters and world class facilities,” Mancini said on the Manchester City website.

MILAN RETURN TO CHICAGO

The Chicago Fire have confirmed that AC Milan’s May tour of North America will have a stop in Chicago as The Italian Giants will take on the Fire at Toyota Park on May 30. This will be the second meeting between the two teams after a 2005 encounter at Chicago’s Soldier Field with Milan winning 3-1.

Milan have already scheduled matches against DC United at RFK Stadium on May 26 and Montreal Impact at Olympic Stadium on June 2.

OLD FIRM AT FENWAY?

Many sources are reporting that Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers will contest the first ever Old Firm Derby to ever take place outside of Scotland this summer in Boston. The rumors of a potential July match between the two massive rivals had been focused around Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, but Steve Goff of the Washington Post reports that the site may actually be Fenway Park; ancient and revered home of the Boston Red Sox.

Both Celtic and Rangers have been busy penciling in July dates around North America in the past few days. Rangers is scheduled to play DC United at RFK and Club America in the massive Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Celtic is lining up a match with Toronto FC and a match in Philadelphia. None of this is confirmed, but watch this space.

MORE RUMORS

Manchester United may a date in Philadelphia in addition to their match to open the new Chivas de Guadalajara Stadium in Mexico and, of course, the MLS All-Star Game in Houston. another Portuguese powerhouse, Benfica may be playing the New England Revolution and possibly Toronto FC, again stay with me for details when I hear them.