Summer of Soccer

Big-name European clubs dot the U.S. summer landscape

July 5, 2009
By Doug McIntyre
With the CONCACAF Gold Cup under way, SuperLiga semifinals set for next week and barnstorming European and Mexican clubs about to arrive on these shores for cash-grabbing friendlies, what Major League Soccer's marketing folks have creatively dubbed the "Summer of Soccer" is now officially in full swing. MLS says it is the most prolific summer of soccer ever in North America -- 101 league, international and exhibition matches in 26 cities over 51 days. And their figures don't even include events ...

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