Soccer Tickets Information
Soccer has long been known as the "world's sport," with popularity living outside the United States in leagues like the English Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga and Spain's La Liga. While these countries remain among the top talents in soccer, MLS has worked its way into the conversation by attracting international talent such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on top of the already top-notch American players. The competition level has even convinced international teams to travel to the U.S. and compete with MLS teams in friendly matches. One of the most popular friendlies has been the MLS All-Star Game. In 2005, it was reformatted to feature one MLS All-Star team against an international guest, rather than the previous format of MLS East vs. MLS West. With world-class teams lining up in stadiums on American soil, the MLS has been able to capitalize on this increasing popularity.
One of the biggest stories of the 2018 soccer season is the International Champions Cup, beginning July 19. ICC will bring a number of the world's top soccer teams to the United States for the tournament, including Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Juventus, who will face the MLS All-Stars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, California, each landed a pair of ICC matches. As the popularity of the sport continues to grow in the U.S., so too will the ticket demand. With a 2018 lineup of the world's best teams on the schedule for this summer, the soccer boom in America is just getting started.