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So do you want to see Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, or other World Football Challenge matches TV and Ticket info (Updated)

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Soccer fans in America can go nuts this summer, the US Women's National team is providing great drama in Germany as part of the Women's World Cup, Major League Soccer action is heating up as teams start to position themselves for the playoffs this fall, the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is in full swing, oh and it is time for what has become an annual event the World Football Challenge as clubs from around the world come to various venues around the US to take part in friendly matches.

Those matches kick off this week as Manchester United will make their first appearance on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution.  Now I have become a fan of the #TrophiesNotFriendlies movement that says MLS should focus their attentions on matches with meaning instead of friendlies, but I do understand that for some teams this is a huge chance to make some money and provide their fans a chance to see top international teams.

So do you want to see that match on Wednesday night?  After the jump find out what channel the match is on and if you are in the area how to get tickets to see the match live:

Here is a listing of all the World Football Challenge matches and other friendlies:

Date

Game

Venue

Time (ET)

TV/Radio

Tickets

7/13

NE Revolution vs. Manchester United

Gillette Stadium

8:00 PM

ESPN2/ ESPN3?TSN

Tickets

7/16

Manchester City vs. Club America

AT&T Park

8:00 PM

TeleFutura/Gol TV Canada

7/16

LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid

LA Coliseum

10:00 p.m.

ESPN2/ ESPN3?TSN2

Tickets

7/18

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Manchester City

Empire Field

10:00 p.m.

ESPN2 /ESPN3?TSN

7/20

Real Madrid vs. CD Guadalajara

Qualcomm Stadium

11:00 p.m.

ESPN2/ ESPN3D?GOL TV Canada

7/20

Seattle Sounders vs. Manchester United

CenturyLink Field

10:00 PM

Fox Soccer

Tickets

7/20

Sporting KC vs. Newcastle

LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

8:30 PM

 

Tickets

7/20

Philadelphia Union vs. Everton

PPL Park

7:30 PM

Fox Soccer

Tickets

7/20

Portland Timbers vs. West Browmwich

JELD-WEN Field

10:00 PM

Tickets

7/23

Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United

Soldier Field

5:00 p.m.           

ESPN2/ ESPN3?GOL TV Canada

Tickets

7/23

D.C. United vs. Everton

RFK Stadium

7:30 PM

Fox Soccer

Tickets

7/23

Juventus FC vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal

BMO Field

7:00 p.m.

ESPN Deportes/

7/23

Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid

Lincoln Financial Field

9:00 p.m.

ESPN Deportes/ ESPN3

Tickets

7/24

LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City

Home Depot Center

4:00 p.m.

ESPN/ ESPN3/TSN2

Tickets

7/26

Columbus Crew vs. Newcastle

Columbus Crew Stadium

7:30 PM

Tickets

7/26

Portland Timbers vs. Club Independiente

JELD-WEN Field

10:00 PM

Tickets

7/26

Club America vs. Juventus FC

Citi Field

7:30 p.m.

ESPN2/ ESPN3?GOL TV Canada

Tickets

7/27

MLS All Stars vs Manchester United

Red Bull Arena

8:30 PM

Tickets

7/28

CD Guadalajara vs. Juventus FC

Carter-Finley Stadium

8:00 p.m.

ESPN2/ESPN3?GOL TV Canada

7/30

Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona

FedExField

7:00 p.m. 

ESPN2/ ESPN3/GOL TV Canada

Tickets

8/3

FC Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara

Sun Life Stadium

8:00 p.m.

ESPN2/ ESPN3/GOL TV Canada

Tickets

8/6

FC Barcelona vs. Club América

Cowboys Stadium

4:00 p.m.

ESPN/ ESPN3/GOL TV Canada

Tickets

If you know of other TV Coverage options in the US or Canada, please let me know and I will update them.

Folks that is 22 incredible matches being offered up, along with the regular season MLS matches.  That is a whole lot of soccer options for people.  The ticket links I have included are for TiqIQ, a service that searches the top ticket resale sites (Stub Hub, eBay, TicketsNow, and more).  Now I will tell you that prices on the secondary market are always changing, and when using TiqIQ you want to check the Market tab as well as the Auction tab to find the best deal.

Here is what the event ticket pages look like:

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Folks if you live in a market that is hosting one of these matches, or even close to one, you owe it to yourself to check it out and be a part of this years "Summer of Soccer" because this is huge. The names are huge: Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Wayne Rooney, Gareth Barry, David Silva, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Xavi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Luca Toni, and more.

This the is most recent information I have so if you have updates please just let me know and I will update the list.

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