Gonna Miss World Cup 2018? Get Your Fix With These Matches

July 15, 2018

World Cup 2018 entertained us so much, but sadly it has come to an end.

Still, The Wonderful Game is a 12-month sport. This summer and fall there are international friendlies galore. Some of the game’s great names may take to the pitch in our area soon as well.

Here are some of the best:
Tuesday, July 17 at 8pm: Atletico Nacional Colombia vs. America de Cali at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. | Buy Tickets

Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm: Juventus vs. Bayern Munich at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA | Buy Tickets

All fans want to know if Juventus’ newly acquired papi chulos James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo will suit up for this International Champions Cup match. There is a good chance they will be there… but not sure they will play. Regardless, this is an intriguing exhibition of two or the most talented sides in the sport.

Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm: Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. | Buy Tickets

Saturday, July 28 at 1pm: Benfica vs. Juventus at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. | Buy Tickets

Tuesday, August 7 at 8pm: Real Madrid vs. AC Roma at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. | Buy Tickets

Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm: New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. | Buy Tickets

The New York metropolitan area’s version of The Derby, these clubs separated by the Hudson River both have league title aspirations. This weeknight game in the Bronx is worth a look.

Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm: USMNT vs. Brazil, Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. | Buy Tickets

For American fans, indeed it was super disappointing to see the U.S. National Team fail to qualify for the World Cup. for fútbol fans, it was sort of a letdown to see Neymar and his Brazilian side not advance further in Russia. One consolation prize – this friendly pitting Christian Pulisic (assuming he plays) and his squad against the undoubtedly talented Canarinha.

Tuesday, September 11 at 8pm: Colombia vs. Argentina at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. | Free Price Quote

Here is another friendly providing local fans a chance to see their national team favorites. That England match was such a bummer but Los Cafeteros gave their fans some World Cup excitement. Their visit to New Jersey against (hopefully) Messi and the Argentines should be a great party.

Sunday, September 30 at 1pm: Atlanta FC at New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. | Buy Tickets

The Red Bulls are one of the best teams in Major League Soccer, so this match against the upstart Atlanta FC will be a crucial battle for the top of the table.

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