MLS vs the World: International matches against world's top clubs in July

On top of all the MLS action, Leagues Cup and domestic cup matches during this busy summer, several MLS sides also added international exhibitions to their schedule during the month of July.

Catch up on the six results below and catch D.C. United taking on Ligue 1 giants Marseille on Wednesday, July 24 at Audi Field (8 pm ET). Marseille finished fifth in Ligue 1 last season, boasting the likes of Mario Balotelli, Dimitri Payet and others.   


Seattle Sounders 1, Borussia Dortmund 3 | Wed., July 17

Raul Ruidiaz twice came close to opening the scoring for the Seattle Sounders in the first half -- he struck the crossbar on one occasion and was ruled offside on the other -- and then German powers Borussia Dortmund jumped ahead and never looked back in a 3-1 win in front of 37,722 at CenturyLink Field. 

Marius Wolf found the back of the net in the 37th minute and Paco Alcácer doubled the visitors' lead after the halftime break. Sounders center back Jonathan Campbell headed home a corner kick to pull one back in the 55th minute, but Dortmund's Jadon Sancho added another goal in the 77th minute for the final 3-1 scoreline.

Seattle Sounders FC lineup: Bryan Meredith -- Kelvin Leerdam (46' Saad Abdul-Salaam), Kim Kee-hee (46' Jonathan Campbell), Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou -- Jordy Delem, Danny Leyva -- Harry Shipp (46' Alex Roldan), Cristian Roldan (46' Justin Dhillon), Joevin Jones (68' Handwalla Bwana) -- Raúl Ruidíaz (46' Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez)


Minnesota United 0, Aston Villa 3 | Wed., July 17

Minnesota United FC conceded a pair of goals in the final eight minutes in falling to Aston Villa, 3-0, at Allianz Field.

Jack Grealish put the Villans in front in the 32nd minute and Aston Villa capitalized on a pair of Loons defensive miscues as Henri Lansbury doubled the lead in the 82nd minute before Bikir Bjarnason closed the scoring four minutes from full time.

Minnesota United FC lineup: Bobby Shuttleworth — Carter Manley, Brent Kallman, Wyatt Omsberg, Eric Miller — Miguel Ibarra (72’ Ally Hamis Ng’anzi), Lawrence Olum, Collin Martin (72’ Kevin Molino), Rasmus Schuller (72’ Jan Gregus)— Abu Danladi, Mason Toye (68’ Ethan Finlay)


FC Dallas 1, Sevilla FC 3 | Wed., July 17

FC Dallas conceded a pair of goals after halftime in a 3-1 loss to Sevilla FC at Toyota Stadium.

After Luuk De Jong put Sevilla FC ahead in the 22nd minute, Santiago Mosquera leveled for FC Dallas in the 42nd minute with a stunner, creating space following several step-overs before slipping a shot inside the far post.

Joan Jordan fired in a free kick in the 52nd minute and Nolito capped the scoring in the 83rd minute for Sevilla.

FC Dallas lineup: Jimmy Maurer — Bressan, Reto Ziegler (46’ Callum Montgomery), Bryan Reynolds, Reggie Cannon (46’ Jacori Hayes) — Brandon Servania (46’ Edwin Gyasi), Bryan Acosta — Paxton Pomykal (35’ Jesus Ferreira)  — Santiago Mosquera (46’ Ema Twumasi), Michael Barrios (46’ Francis Atuahene) — Dominique Badji (46’ Cristian Colman)


San Jose Earthquakes 1, Real Valladolid 1 | Tues., July 16

Chris Wondolowski saw his late penalty kick hit the crossbar as the San Jose Earthquakes settled for a 1-1 tie against La Liga side Real Valladolid at Avaya Stadium.

MLS's all-time leading scorer came on in the second half and scored the equalizer on the hour mark on a cross from Paul Marie. Real Valladolid took the lead in the first half on a 34th-minute set piece from Sandro Castillo.

SJ Earthquakes lineup: Andrew Tarbell -- Nick Lima (57' Vako), Francois Affolter, Harold Cummings (46' Guram Kashia), Marcos Lopez -- Luis Felipe (68' Judson), Kevin Partida (57' Jackson Yueill), Eric Calvillo (57' Magnus Eriksson), Paul Marie, Shea Salinas (81' Siad Haji) -- Danny Hoesen (57' Chris Wondolowski)


Colorado Rapids 0, Arsenal FC 3 | Mon., July 15

Only 48 hours after tying 2-2 on the road against the Portland Timbers in MLS Week 19, the Rapids returned home to face Arsenal, a club which was playing its first match of the 2019-'20 preseason and its first-ever match in the state of Colorado. Both clubs are owned by Stan Kroenke.

The Gunners prevailed with a 3-0 win thanks to goals by teenagers Bukayo Saka (12th min), James Olayinka (29th min) and Gabriel Martinelli (60th min).

The Rapids' ranks were boosted by several players on loan from USL side Colorado Springs Switchbacks (indicated with asterisk * below):

Colorado Rapids lineup: Clint Irwn -- Sam Raben (79' Ismaila Jome*), Kofi Opare (79' Kris Reaves*), Axel Sjoberg (79' Lalas Abubakar), Sebastian Anderson -- Dillon Serna, Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett (46' Jordan Schweitzer*), Johan Blomberg (79' Cesar Romero*) -- Nicolas Mezquida (46' Kwasi Donsu*), Niki Jackson (56' Matt Hundley)


FC Dallas 0, Club Tijuana 0 | Sunday, July 7

Against former manager Oscar Pareja, Dallas played Liga MX opponent Club Tijuana to a 0-0 draw earlier in July. The home side rolled out a mixed starting XI at Toyota Stadium, with the clubs combining for five yellow cards:

FC Dallas lineup: Kyle Zobeck (46' Jimmy Maurer) -- Bressan (46' Alfusainey Jatta), Bryan Reynolds, Jonathan Gomez (69' Ema Twumasi), Callum Montgomery -- Edwin Cerrillo (69' Bryan Acosta), Thomas Roberts (69' Santiago Mosquera), Jacori Hayes (Brandon Servania) -- Ricardo Pepi (69' Dominique Badji), Pablo Aránguiz, Francis Atuahene (69' Jesus Ferreira)


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