Okay, the first day of summer is a few weeks away, but soccer season has arrived and in the coming months, there’s going to be plenty for Bay Area fans to watch – In person or at their favorite pub.
Kicking off Friday at Levi’s Stadium, with the opening match of the 2016 Copa América Centenario, between the United States Men’s National Team and Colombia. Levi’s will host three more Copa matches, including Argentina v Chile (6/6), Uruguay v Jamaica (6/13), and tournament’s Quarterfinals (6/18).
The Santa Clara stadium will also play host to an International Champions Cup match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan on July 30th. This will be the fourth consecutive year the annual club football exhibition competition will have a game in the Bay Area.
Local Liverpool supporters group, LFCSF, is excited about having their beloved team right in their back yard and are planning events surrounding the match.
Liverpool isn’t the only English Premier League club coming to town. London based, Arsenal FC face the MLS All-Stars at Avaya Stadium on July 28th. The Bay Area Gooners, a San Francisco Arsenal supporters group are expecting Arsenal supporters from all over the U.S. for the match.
Avaya is a third of the size of Levis but is still considered by many to be the superior soccer venue. As the home of the San Jose Earthquakes, you can watch them play there weekly throughout October.
Meanwhile, local PDL teams, SF City FC and Burlingame Dragons FC have a string of home matches in the coming weeks. SF City plays their matches at Kezar Stadium and USF’s Negoesco Stadium, while the Dragons play at Dragons Stadium at Burlingame High School.
As we reported a few weeks back, on July 16-17, Street Soccer USA hosts the third and final leg of their USA 2016 Cup Series in San Francisco’s Union Square.The centerpiece of this exciting weekend of soccer is a celebrity match featuring San Jose Earthquakes and USMNT forward, Chris Wondolowski and friends.
Finally, Euro 2016 is coming to a television set near you. UEFA’s international men’s football championship of Europe takes place over a month long period, from June 10 – July 10, 2016.
Between Copa América and the Euros, local football pubs will no doubt be doing a brisk business. Find your local footy pub here.
So buckle up, Bay Area soccer fans, the next few months are going to be fun!