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Champions Shield goes to Manchester City
July 24th, 2014 12:21AM

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[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Sporting Kansas City lost for the first time in four games against English Premier League clubs when the MLS champion dropped a 4-1 decision to English champion Manchester City. In other EPL-MLS matchups, Tottenham held off Toronto FC, 3-2, and Aston Villa beat FC Dallas, 2-0, while the Columbus Crew tied Crystal Palace, 2-2.

C.J. Sapong canceled out Argentine Bruno Zuculini's early goal for Manchester City, but Dedryck Boyata scored right before the end of the half to give City the lead it never relinquished.  Late goals by Aleksandar Kolarov and Nigerian teenager Kelechi Ihenacho sealed the win.

Tottenham beat Toronto FC, 3-2, on Andros Townsend's goal in the 85th minute. Toronto had come back from 2-0 down to tie the score on goals by Andrew Wiedeman and Homegrown signing Jordan Hamilton, recalled from the Wilmington Hammerheads, where he has been playing on loan since May.

Daniel Paladini's tying goal in the 80th held up to earn the Crew a draw with Aston Villa.

Marco Borriello's goal in the 90th minute gave Roma 1-0 win over Liverpool in front of a sellout crowd at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, the Reds' sister club.



-- Bayern Munich confirmed that its German World Cup champions, along with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands and Dante of Brazil will join the squad in Portland for the AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 6 but will not be with the team for the match against Guadalajara six days earlier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

-- Teenager Gideon Zelalem, who was raised in Maryland, was included in the Arsenal squad for the Gunners' match at New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.

International Friendlies, This Week:
July 21 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC 0 West Bromwich (England) 1.
Att.: 7,461.
July 21 in Victoria, B.C.
Victoria Highlanders 1 Rangers (Scotland) 2
Att.: 5,735.
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July 23 in Boston
Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 0
July 23 in Ottawa, Ont.
Ottawa Fury 0 Rangers (Scotland) 1.
Att.: 8,643.
July 23 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Crew 2 Crystal Palace (England) 2
Att.: 10,011.
July 23 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas 0 Aston Villa (England) 2
July 23 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC 1 Man. City (England) 4.
July 23 in Miami, Fla.
**Monaco (France) 4 Atletico Nacional (Colombia) 2
Att.: 15,102.
July 23 in Pasadena, Calif.
LA Galaxy vs. Man. United (England)
July 23 in Toronto
Toronto FC 2 Tottenham (England) 3.
Att.: 22,591.
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July 24 in Flushing, N.Y.
*Olympiacos (Greece) vs. AC Milan (Italy)
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July 25 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union vs. Crystal Palace (England)
July 25 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC vs. West Bromwich (England)
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July 26 in Harrison, N.J.
New York Red Bulls vs. Arsenal (England)
July 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
D.C. United vs. Fulham (England)
July 26 in Houston
Houston Dynamo vs. Aston Villa (England)
July 26 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire vs. Tottenham (England)
July 26 in Denver
*Man. United (England) vs. Roma (Italy)
July 26 in Berkeley, Calif.
*Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Inter Milan (Italy)
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July 27 in Chicago
*Liverpool (England) vs. Olympiacos (Greece)
July 27 in Pittsburgh
*Manchester City (England) vs. AC Milan (Italy)
July 27 in San Francisco

**San Jose Earthquakes vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain)

International Friendlies, Results:
July 15 in Oxnard, Calif.
Ventura County Fusion 3 Rangers (Scotland) 1
Att.: 1,500.
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July 16 in Milwaukee
Guadalajara (Mexico) 1 Swansea City (Wales) 1
Att.: 31,237.
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July 19 in Blaine, Minn.
Minnesota United 2 Swansea City (Wales) 0
Att.: 9,064.
July 19 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC 1 Rangers (Scotland) 2.
Att.: 8,000.
July 19 in Seattle
Seattle Sounders 3 Tottenham (England) 3
Att.: 55,349.


International Friendlies, On Deck:
July 28 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers vs. Crystal Palace (England)
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July 29 in Landover, Md.
*Man. United (England) vs. Inter Milan (Italy)
July 29 in Dallas
*Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Roma (Italy)
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July 30 in Bronx, N.Y.
*Liverpool (England) vs. Man. City (England)
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July 31 in Harrison, N.J.
Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Guadalajara (Mexico)
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August 2 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
*Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Man. United (England)
August 2 in Philadelphia
*Inter Milan (Italy) vs.  Roma (Italy)
August 2 in Minneapolis, Minn.
*Olympiacos (Greece) vs. M­an. City (England)
August 2 in Charlotte, N.C.
*Liverpool (England) vs. AC Milan (Italy)
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Aug. 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
*Guinness International Champions Cup Final
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Aug. 6 in Portland, Ore.
MLS All-Stars vs. Bayern Munich (Germany)
Aug. 6 in Houston
Guadalajara (Mexico) vs. AC Milan (Italy)
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Aug. 12 in Sandy, Utah
Real Salt Lake vs. Tijuana (Mexico)
*Guinness International Champions Cup.
**Copa EuroAmericana.


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