North American 2012 Summer Soccer Friendlies Schedule

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, summer friendlies are a way of life for the North American soccer fan.  Every year teams from across the world descend on U.S. and Canadian soccer stadiums looking to boost their revenues while entertaining die-hards from both sides who want nothing more than to see their favorite team play live, albeit in a meaningless friendly.  Very rarely of any immediate consequence, these games give younger players a chance to make a name for themselves while making money for the European club to purchase shiney new players.  If the MLS or local team wins, it enters their lore as that time they beat Chelsea or AC Milan.

It can be hard to track the number of teams and places where friendlies occur over the summer, so we here at Major League Soccer Talk want to provide you with a one-stop source for these summer tours.  We have listed all of the announced games in Canada and the United States by city and, once tickets are available, we will be linking to the page where you can purchase tickets to the game.  Games in italics are reported but not finalized, with a link to the report included.

Let us know if you hear of any friendlies not listed on this page, and enjoy your international soccer this summer!

Baltimore, MD

July 28 – Liverpool v. Tottenham Hotspur, 1 PM ET, M&T Bank Stadium


Boston, MA

July 25 – AS Roma v. Liverpool, TBD, Fenway Park


Chicago, IL

July 21 – Chicago Fire v. Aston Villa, 7:30 PM CT, Toyota Park


Houston, TX

May 31 – Houston Dynamo v. Valencia C.F., 7:30 PM, BBVA Compass Stadium


Las Vegas, NV

August 5 – Real Madrid v. Juventus, TBD, Sam Boyd Stadium

Los Angeles, CA

July 24 – Los Angeles Galaxy v. Tottenham Hotspur, 7:30 PM PT, The Home Depot Center

August 2 – Los Angeles Galaxy v. Real Madrid, TBD, Home Depot Center


July 28 – Chelsea v. AC Milan, TBD, Sun Life Stadium

New York, NY

July 22 – Chelsea v. Paris Saint-Germain, TBD, Yankee Stadium

July 31 – New York Red Bulls v. Tottenham Hotspur, TBD, Red Bull Arena

Philadelphia, PA Area

May 9 – Philadelphia Union v. F.C. Schalke ’04, 7:30 PM ET, PPL Park

July 18 – Philadelphia Union v. Aston Villa, 7:30 PM ET, PPL Park


July 25 – Chelsea v. MLS All Stars, TBD, PPL Park

Portland, OR

July 24 – Portland Timbers v. Aston Villa, 7:30 PM PT, JELD-WEN Field

Seattle, WA

July 18 – Chelsea v. Seattle Sounders, 12 PM PT, Qwest Field


Toronto, Ontario

July 21 – Toronto FC v. Liverpool, 4 PM ET, Rogers Center


Washington, DC Area

July 28 – DC United v. Juventus, TBD, Fedex Field (Landover, MD) [Washington Post]