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After draining Open Cup loss, New York Red Bulls to blood youngsters in friendly vs. Chelsea

After draining loss, Red Bulls to blood youngsters in Chelsea friendly
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The pain of Tuesday’s quarterfinal ouster in the US Open Cup still stings for the New York Red Bulls. But a mere 24 hours later, there is yet another match to be played. Just don't expect many of the Red Bulls' regulars to play it. 

LA Galaxy youngsters step up in big test vs. FC Barcelona: “I think it's a fabulous experience for them”

LA youngsters step up vs. FCB: “It's a fabulous experience for them”
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PASADENA, Calif. – The LA Galaxy didn't give Barcelona much of a game through most of Tuesday night's International Champions Cup exhibition, not until Bruce Arena brought on a younger group at halftime and they, after a bit, found their footing.

Portland Timbers 2 4, Newcastle United 3: PTFC's USL side knocks off Magpies in Rose City thriller

Timbers 2 beat Newcastle United 4-3 in Rose City thriller
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Portland Timbers 2 treated their fans to one of the most memorable nights in their short history on Tuesday, defeating English Premier League side Newcastle United 4-3 in a wild international friendly at Providence Park.

San Jose Earthquakes 1, Manchester United 3: English giants sharp in friendly visit to Avaya Stadium

Manchester United drop Earthquakes 3-1 at Avaya Stadium
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Manchester United continued their successful American tour Tuesday night with a 3-1 defeat of the San Jose Earthquakes in an International Champions Club friendly. 

The sellout crowd at Avaya Stadium contained a mix of fans in Manchester United red and Earthquakes blue, and they enjoyed watching the 20-time English Champions dominate throughout the night.

LA Galaxy 1, FC Barcelona 2: Reigning European champions dazzle record crowd at Rose Bowl

Barça, Galaxy dazzle record crowd at Rose Bowl
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PASADENA, Calif. – The LA Galaxy kept FC Barcelona from finding the net until almost halftime, but that was the best they could do Tuesday night in an International Champions Cup friendly that shattered attendance records.

San Jose Earthquakes eager to experience "very difficult challenge" of friendly vs. Manchester United

Quakes eager for "very difficult challenge" of Man. Utd. friendly
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson has a target in mind for his club’s International Champions Cup match on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, when it comes to trading jerseys with their Manchester United counterparts, Thompson likely won’t be alone in his quest.

“Wayne Rooney,” Thompson told reporters last week when asked who was at the top of his list. “But I’m going to have to be pretty quick to grab his.”

LA Galaxy hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's lopsided friendly loss when facing Barcelona

Galaxy hoping to avoid repeat of last year's lopsided loss to Barcelona
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CARSON, Calif. -- The last time the LA Galaxy took the field at the Rose Bowl, they watched Manchester United pummel them in a 7-0 debacle that delighted the vast majority of the nearly 85,000 on hand.

Now they're taking on Barcelona, the consensus choice as the world's best club, in Tuesday night's International Champions Cup friendly at the 93-year-old shrine in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco. It's a challenge they're excited about, but also one they don't want ending like last year's match.

Orlando City's stars shine in 3-1 friendly win over West Bromwich Albion, Corey Ashe meets media

Orlando City's DPs shine in win over West Brom, Ashe meets media
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Corey Ashe is ready for a fresh start with Orlando City SC after being unveiled at Wednesday night’s friendly with West Bromwich Albion as the team’s new left back, just in time to boost the threadbare backline for Saturday’s home clash with New York Red Bulls.

San Jose Earthquakes mascot "Q" clotheslines pitch invader, gets shoved by Club America | SIDELINE

Quakes mascot clotheslines pitch invader, gets shoved | SIDELINE
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San Jose Earthquakes mascot "Q" is no stranger to getting physical with Quakes opponents, and proved yet again that it will not back down from anyone.

Dominic Kinnear happy with "spirit and the intensity" in San Jose Earthquakes' friendly vs. Club America

Kinnear happy with Quakes' "spirit and the intensity" in friendly
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Maybe, after suffering a painful letdown in their previous match, it should have been expected that the San Jose Earthquakes would come out with a bolt of adrenaline Tuesday night at Avaya Stadium.

Even if it was only supposed to be a friendly.

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