Benfica v Chivas

Raul de Tomas scored early in the 4th minute, while Rafa and Haris Seferovic added two more in the 70th and 73th minutes respectively as Benfica (Lisbon, Portugal) defeated Chivas de Guadalajara 3 to 0.

More photos can be found on the Facebook page.

Chivas now travel to Arlington, Texas as they face Atletico de Madrid on July 23.  Benfica head to the New York area to face Fiorentina on July 24. (Edit: Chivas opens Liga MX play against Santos Laguna on July 21 so their ICC roster was mostly from the reserves.)

International Champions Cup 2018

Tuesday the International Champions Cup game at Levi’s Stadium was announced.  On Saturday August 4 at 5pm AC Milan and Barcelona will meet at the home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara.

The teams are no strangers to the field, as the Italian club has played against English club Liverpool in 2016, while the Spanish/Catalonian team played in 2015 against Manchester United, who will return as well to play against the San Jose Earthquakes days earlier on July 22.

Right now fans can sign up at before the general public ticket sales begin on May 1.  This match is expected to attract a capacity crowd at the Bay Area’s premier venue.

Some highlights of AC Milan and Barcelona when they last played at Levi’s Stadium…


Levi’s Stadium 2016 ICC – this will be the 4th year the home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers have hosted a match.
AC Milan played against Liverpool in the 2016 ICC
Barcelona has visited the Bay Area twice – here at the 2015 ICC against Manchester United at Levi’s Stadium and in 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco against Chivas of Guadalajara, Mexico

Taken by Nap Badillo for FootySF.  3pointsport will provide coverage of that game, continuing the tradition of the local soccer scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.