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Manchester United-Real Madrid draws 109,318 fans
by Paul Kennedy, August 2nd, 2014 6:13PM

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[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United and Real Madrid drew 109,318 fans, a new U.S. attendance record for Saturday's Guinness International Champions Cup match at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Manchester United won, 3-1, to move into Monday's final against Liverpool at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.



United got two first-half goals from Ashley Young and a late goal from Javier Hernandez in the win over Real Madrid, which finished without a win at the tournament.

The win gave United three wins and a shootout win on its tour, and its play even won praise from its new manager, the normally stern Dutchman Louis van Gaal.

“Broadcasters all over the world should show the first goal," he said of Young's first goal. "It was a fantastic goal by Manchester United. I think all the team touched the ball [in the build-up]. People could have come to the stadium just for that goal, I think.”

The crowd broke the previous record of 101,799 fans for the 1984 Olympic gold-medal match between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl.

Barcelona and Real Madrid players regularly play in front of large crowds, but it was still nothing like the crowd at the Big House.

"Obviously, it is the biggest crowd I've ever played in front of, and it is for a friendly in the States," said young United defender Michael Keane. "I've always heard they don't care for our football, but there were 109,000 people out there. That's pretty crazy anywhere in the world."

Largest U.S. Crowds:
109,318 (1) Man. United-Real Madrid (2014 in Ann Arbor, Mich.)
101,799 (2) France-Brazil (1984 in Pasadena, Calif.)
100,374 (3) Yugoslavia-Italy (1984 in Pasadena, Calif.)
97,451 (4) France-Yugoslavia (1984 in Pasadena, Calif.)
94,194 (5) Brazil-Italy (1994 in Pasadena, Calif.)
93,869 (6) USA-Romania (1994 in Pasadena, Calif.)
93,420 (7) USA-Mexico (2011 in Pasadena, Calif.)
93,194 (8) Cameroon-Sweden (1994 in Pasadena, Calif.)
93,137 (9) LA Galaxy-Barcelona (2009 in Pasadena, Calif.)
92,216 (10) USA-Mexico (1996 in Pasadena, Calif.)

Liverpool had already clinched a berth in Monday's final when it played AC Milan Saturday night, but the Reds remained unbeaten in the International Champions Cup with a 2-0 win before 66,000 fans at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Milan lost all three games by a margin of 10-1.



Guinness International Champions Cup:
Group A
8 Man. United 6-3
6 Inter Milan 3-1
4 Roma 3-5
1 Real Madrid 2-5
Group B
8 Liverpool 5-2
5 Man. City 9-5
5 Olympiakos 5-3
0 AC Milan 1-10
Note: 2 points for shootout win; 1 point for shootout loss.

International Friendlies, This Week:
July 28 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers 0 Crystal Palace (England) 3
Att.: 7,851.
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July 29 in Landover, Md.
*Man. United (England) 0 Inter Milan (Italy) 0.
(Man. United wins on penalty kicks.)
Att.: 61,238.
July 29 in Dallas
*Roma (Italy) 1 Real Madrid (Spain) 0.
Att.: 57,512.
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July 30 in Bronx, N.Y.
*Liverpool (England) 2 Man. City (England) 2
(Liverpool wins on penalty kicks.)
Att.: 49,653.
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July 31 in Harrison, N.J.
Bayern Munich (Germany) 1 Guadalajara (Mexico) 0.
Att.: 25,023.
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August 2 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
*Man. United (England) 3 Real Madrid (Spain) 1
Att.: 109,318.
August 2 in Philadelphia
*Inter Milan (Italy) 2 Roma (Italy) 0
Att.: 12,169.
August 2 in Minneapolis, Minn.
*Olympiacos (Greece) 2 M­an. City (England) 2
(Olympiacos wins 5-4 on penalty kicks.)
Att.: 34,047.
August 2 in Charlotte, N.C.
*Liverpool (England) vs. AC Milan (Italy)
Att.: 66,000.

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.
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July 26 in Berkeley, Calif.
*Real Madrid (Spain) 1 Inter Milan (Italy) 1.
(Inter Milan wins on penalty kicks.)
Att.: 62,583.
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:
Aug. 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Guinness International Champions Cup Final
Manchester United vs. Liverpool
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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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