The final numbers are in…93,137 people packed the Rose Bowl and witnessed an impressive effort by the Galaxy against global powerhouse FC Barcelona making this “the largest soccer crowd in the United States since the 1994 World Cup Final (94,194)” according to mlsnet.com.
The highlight of the game came just before the half when, in true David Beckham fashion, he bent one over the Barcelona line on a free kick to tie the game 1-1.
Watch the video of David Beckham’s free kick goal!
A sold out crowd of 85,000 people are expected to pack the Rose Bowl tonight to watch global stars Thierry Henry, Xavi, Lionel Messi and their club FC Barcelona kick off their U.S. tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Judging from the recent Chelsea FC v Inter-Milan match at the Rose Bowl tonight’s game should be a star studded event.
There are still a limited amount of tickets available – if your heading to the game check out this page for tips, but if you can’t make it out to the Rose Bowl you can watch the game on Fox Soccer Network and Fox Sports en Espanol.
Will the Riot Squard heckle David Beckham? Can Landon Donavan perform against the Barça stars? Will smokin’ hot Charlize Theron be in attendance? All questions will be answered tonight.
California has played a vital role in the FIFA World Cup. After accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 the “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger said it best.
“Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and California has been home to some of its most exciting games” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Let’s take a look at California’s ties to soccer and the World Cup after the jump! Continue reading
Celebrities were out in full force last night to check out the friendly between Chelsea FC v Inter-Milan at the Rose Bowl.
Check out the ridiculous seats Ashton Kutcher scored – lucky guy.
After the jump you’ll see photos of Charlize Theron, Brandon Routh, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell and others enjoying the game. Continue reading