Quakes v Manchester United

In a friendly played at Levi’s Stadium, the Quakes and Manchester United were held to a scoreless draw.    In their second meeting since their game at Avaya Stadium on July 2015, this match was merely a tuneup for the upcoming Premiership season for United while the Quakes were playing in between breaks in their league calendar.  Many of the United stars except for Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial made the trip and played at least one half, while the Quakes were rotating between their starters and reserves as well.

Facebook series – Quakes v Man United. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

2017 series – taken for FootySF

The Quakes return to league play on July 25 hosting Seattle at Avaya Stadium followed by another home match against Real Salt Lake on July 28.  Manchester United are in the middle of their USA tour–having traveled in 2015, 2017, and this year.  Having played in Phoenix against Club America and in the Bay Area against the Quakes, the fabled Red Devils travel to LA to play AC Milan at the Stubhub Center in Carson on July 25, to Ann Arbor to play Liverpool on July 28, and to Miami against Real Madrid on July 31.

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 http://www.internationalchampionscup.com/ 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.

This week 4-2-18

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today they will host Manchester United Sunday July 22 at Levi’s Stadium up the road in Santa Clara.  Kickoff is scheduled for 2pm that afternoon.  Once again the English club will tour North America as part of their warmup to the 2018-2019 Premiership team.

This will be the second time that the Quakes will play the Red Devils–the last meeting was at Avaya Stadium on July 21, 2015 with the visitors defeating the locals 3-1 before a sellout crowd.  The perennial English contenders are no stranger to Santa Clara having played last year on July 23 against Real Madrid of Spain before a packed house and winning on penalty kicks 2-1.  They also clashed against Spanish/Catalan power Barcelona three years ago on July 25 and winning 3-1.

Quakes Season Pass holders will get this match as Bonus Game B.

Photos by Nap Badillo for FootySF unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.

FootySF album – vs Real Madrid

FootySF album – vs Barcelona


We were unable to cover this match but the team has a short summary on their 5-1 win over Norte Dame du Namur.  This match kicked off their 2018 year and their pre-season warmup to their opening match on May 5 on the road at Fresno FC and their U-23 PDL club.