International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

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International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by steveogolf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:52 pm

July 25 = AC Milan vs. Manchester United at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
July 28 = FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

They have started advertising locally regarding these matches.
Are they "non-events" or are they matches that the teams really want to win?
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Re: International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by Lincoln » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:35 pm

No they are definitively worth going to watch...its pre season stuff aimed at brand building in shithole countries (America for example)

You'll see all the top stars...i wouldn'tbother with Barcelona or Tottenham but the Man Utd game is defo worth a watch.

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Re: International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by steveogolf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 pm

My bet is that most of the fans in the Rose Bowl for BOTH of those matches will be speaking Mexican or Latin American Spanish, and that very little English will be heard in the stands.
No, I won't be going.
By the way, the ticket prices I see on-line are very expensive.

My big spectator event for the summer will be spending 6 days at the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship being played this year at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links in Northern California (Mid-August). I've already booked accommodations.
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Post by jedgarandclyde » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:52 am

If you are a football [soccer] fan in that area and you are starved for top flight action, you will be going for sure!!!

Just like we would go along to Barca-Spurs game down here if we had the chance.

Just like the time when the Olympic stadium was filled when the the LA played here with Beckham, big name teams or big name players always going to attract big crowds to places that don't see them often.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Barcelona has one of the greatest players of all time- Lionel Messi.

Go see that match, just to say you saw it, Steve.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Even as a West Ham fan, I'd say go watch the Yids play Barcelona.

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Post by steveogolf » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:35 pm

I thought that for these summer (actually meaningless) matches the top players for the teams often do not come.
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Post by Lincoln » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm

They always go Steavo...its seen as pre-season preparation and they wont shift any shirts if the stars don't turn up.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:34 am

The may be resting a few this time, due to the World Cup.

But, Harry Claim should be fresh!

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Post by andybox » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:12 am

Oh yeah the World Cup May influence who plays. Guaranteed to be packed with both English expats and touring supporters. I think you underestimate the passion that the English have for the game, Steve.

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Re: International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by steveogolf » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:17 pm

Perhaps.
If it was a match that really meant something then I would assume that tens of thousands of Brits would come to watch, but it's not a match of any real significance.
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Re: International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by Lost Soul » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:20 pm

It's not the Brits you have to worry about. It's the Mexicans.
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Re: International Champions Cup Matches In Southern California

Post by steveogolf » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:17 pm

I will opt for the popular Sports Bar that is just 3 blocks from home!
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