Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Record soccer crowd in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal - and even Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid.

Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States, breaking the mark of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final.


"That was incredible," United's Michael Keane said. "Obviously, it is the biggest crowd I've ever played in front of, and it is for a friendly in the States. I've always heard they don't care for our football, but there were 109,000 people out there. That's pretty crazy anywhere in the world."
Yeah, no joke.  That's a lot of people at any sporting event.


OldAFSarge said...

The Big House is an awesome stadium, would love to see a soccer match there!

Anonymous said...

Impressive crowd. Last night there was a Manchester v Liverpool game here in Miami and they got 51,000 people.

Anonymous said...

That's only the equivalent to about three times the population of the town I went to college in.

Coffeypot said...

I can see that many people going to a Boxcar Willie concert, but not a soccer game.