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Manchester City romps before record Pittsburgh crowd
by Paul Kennedy, July 28th, 2014 12:29AM

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[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] English clubs made it three-for-three in the Guinness International Champions Cup as Manchester City beat AC Milan, 5-1, and Liverpool edged Olympiakos, 1-0. on Sunday. The Manchester City-Milan game drew an announced crowd of 34,347 at Heinz Field, the largest to watch a soccer game in Pittsburgh.

Montenegrin Stevan Jovetic led Manchester City with two goals. Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Ihenacho also scored for the English champions.

English World Cup player Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in Liverpool's win before 36,170 at Chicago's Soldier Field.



The start of the final sporting event at San Francisco's Candlestick Park was delayed an hour as Atletico Madrid's bus had a flat tire. Atletico beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-3, in a shootout after their game ended in a 0-0 tie. The game attracted a crowd of 15,556, a quarter of the crowd that turned out a day earlier across the bay in Berkeley for the Real Madrid-Inter Milan game.

International Friendlies, This Weekend:

July 26 in Berkeley, Calif.
*Real Madrid (Spain) 1 Inter Milan (Italy) 1.
(Inter Milan wins on penalty kicks.)
Att.: 63,583.
July 26 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire 0 Tottenham (England) 2.
Att.: 17,156.
July 26 in Denver
*Man. United (England) 3 Roma (Italy) 2.
Att.: 54,117.



July 26 in Harrison, N.J.
New York Red Bulls 1 Arsenal (England) 0.
Att.: 25,219.
July 26 in Houston
Houston Dynamo 0 Aston Villa (England) 1.
Att.: 20,514.
July 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
D.C. United 0 Fulham (England) 3.
Att.: 52,961.



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July 27 in Chicago
*Liverpool (England) 1 Olympiakos (Greece) 0.
Att.: 36,170.
July 27 in Pittsburgh
*Manchester City (England) 5 AC Milan (Italy) 1.
Att.: 34,347.
July 27 in San Francisco

**San Jose Earthquakes 0 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 0.
Att.: 15,556.
(Atletico Madrid wins penalty kicks.)



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.

International Friendlies, Recent 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.
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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
Att.: 37,000.
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
Att.: 18,484.
July 23 in Miami, Fla.
**Monaco (France) 4 Atletico Nacional (Colombia) 2
Att.: 15,102.
July 23 in Pasadena, Calif.
LA Galaxy 0 Man. United (England) 7
Att.: 86,432.
July 23 in Toronto
Toronto FC 2 Tottenham (England) 3.
Att.: 22,591.
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July 24 in Toronto
*Olympiakos (Greece) 3 AC Milan (Italy) 0
Att.: 10,603.
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July 25 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union 0 Crystal Palace (England) 1
Att.: 15,482.
July 25 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC 1 West Bromwich (England) 3
Att.: 8,000.


1 comment
  1. Todd Barkhymer
    commented on: July 28, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.
    This is NOT the largest soccer crowd in Pittsburgh history by a long shot. Soccer thrived in Pittsburgh in the 1920's-40's. Forbes field was regularly sold out for soccer---with Aldo "Buff" Donelli being one of the big stars and attractions. Please remember that soccer in the USA didn't start with the Seattle Sounders, much as their fans would like to believe it. ;-)


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