Crowd Count: ICC match shatters LA Coliseum record

The International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester City drew 93,098 fans at the LA Coliseum, setting a record for the largest soccer crowd in the stadium’s long history.

The top five soccer crowds on U.S. soil so far this year are all ICC matches.

Top 10 U.S. soccer crowds (2017):
ATT. MATCH, VENUE (COMPETITION)
93,098
(1) Real Madrid-Manchester City, Los Angeles (ICC)
82,104 (2) Barcelona-Juventus East Rutherford, NJ (ICC)
80,162 (3) Barcelona-Manchester United, Landover, MD (ICC)
67,401 (4) Man. United-Man. City, Houston (ICC)
65,109 (5) Real Madrid vs. Man. United, Santa Clara, CA (ICC)
63,302 (6) USA-Jamaica, Santa Clara, CA (Gold Cup)
62,317 (7) Mexico-Croatia, Los Angeles (friendly)
55,297 (8) Atlanta United-NY Red Bulls (MLS)
53,133 (9) Mexico-El Salvador, San Diego, CA (Gold Cup)
50,617 (10) San Jose Earthquakes-LA Galaxy, Stanford, CA (MLS)
6 comments about "Crowd Count: ICC match shatters LA Coliseum record".
  1. Andy Dalal, July 28, 2017 at 10:52 a.m.

    #6 should be the Gold Cup at Santa Clara and not Miami Gardens - ICC.

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now, July 28, 2017 at 4:14 p.m.

    Still don't get why so many people want to watch these friendlies (especially at the prices they charge for them) but easy to understand why big European clubs want to come over here. They must make some serious $$ from these games!

  3. Footballer Forever, July 30, 2017 at 9:07 p.m.

    First of all, I concur with your SA handle name, Fire Paul Garder Now, for many reasons which it is not worth going into it.

    To the main topic, are you complaining about people spending their money to watch a football friendly/exhibition/preseason game?

    If so, take a deep breath and realize what you are complaining about and how does it personally hurt you?

    Now, think of the decades that football, or that other alternative name used in this magazine's name. had to endured in darkness oppressed and purposely maligned and stigmatized by the hate propaganda applied to it.
    Can you reflect and wonder now how those chest pumping, venenous spitting, , red eyed and neck vein bulging soccer haters loaded with fears must be feeling nowadays?

    Once you evaluate that, you will realize that even though not all is going to be perfect, but in the end the Football growth in the USA is a good thing for the sport in our country and around the world.

    Now, when will that dinosaur Paul Gardner actually be fired and fully retired?

  4. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, August 1, 2017 at 12:34 p.m.

    I'm not complaining at all and I realize that the growth of the game is wonderful and it doesn't matter so much how that growth manifests itself. I just find it odd that people want to spend the amount of money these tickets cost to watch pre-season friendlies. But if 90k+ want to do so, that's just fine with me!

  5. Footballer Forever replied, August 1, 2017 at 10:40 p.m.

    @F.P.G.N- Why do you find it odd? The best football is undoubtedly found in mostly European leagues. Besides that, they have their own history and mystic they have developed. People are attracted to that and want to experience high level football,more like fans of other countries go gaga for NBA teams when they play in other countries. The way things are going it will be a matter of time when the Champions League will be played in the States or regular season football games are played here and UEFA will have to flex their rules against that.

    FIFA WC already is coming to USA in 2026 as it is guaranteed success, Copa America tried it already, Gold Cup which is a lesser football level makes good money out of it, then it would be stubbornly myopic for Europe's best leagues, including Champions league, not to come to this side of the pond.

    By the way, I am a big time MLS Fan which I watch many of their games on tv and had MLS live package for the pasg 4 years.

  6. Nick Daverese, August 1, 2017 at 3:25 a.m.

    People perceive they will be watching the best football they can watch here in the USA. Friendly games does not mean a fooling around game. It just means it does not mean as much. Some teams like to win them all and some teams don't. If you get two teams that want to win them all then you really have a good game to watch. Worth the price of admission.

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