Manchester United – Real Madrid
Big quality difference between Trinidad & Tobago side and MLS club. Seattle playing home, in good form, thinks seriously in this competition while Caledonia loose important players after last season, manny changes in squad and their match fitness is questionable (season not playing)
Real Madrid kicks off its part in the World Football Challenge with a preseason friendly against the LA Galaxy, who feature former Madrid midfielder David Beckham.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Junior Lopes, Gaul; Jimenez, Juninho, Beckham, Magee; Keane, Donovan.
OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); DF Todd Dunivant (R calf hematoma); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
|Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema.
GOALKEEPERS: Iker Casillas, Antonio Adán, Jesus Fernandez Collado
DEFENDERS: Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeola, Fabio Coentrão, Jose Nacho Fernández, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane
MIDFIELDERS: Xabi Alonso, Jose Maria Callejon, Angel Di Maria, Lass Diarra, Alex Fernandez, Esteban Granero, Kaka, Sami Khedira, Mesut Özil, Jese Rodriguez, Nuri Sahin
FORWARDS: Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo
Colombian league (and clubs) are much stronger than Veneyuelans (Atletico Nacional, Once Caladas, Junior are last years in final stages of Copa Libertadores, Santa Fe, Tolima in sudamericana;in Venezuela only Caracas come before tree years in finale stages). La Equidad will have here altitude help (they are from high Bogota) and Mineros didnt play serious game from may (13.5 last league game). In league Mineros had 13 points less than Deportivo Lara in apertura, in clasura they had 9 points less. 3 important players left Mineros: Flores (mf 22/0), Machis (att 28/8) and J. M. Velázquez (df 26/2). They also bring some new players.
But problem is La Equidad loose some players..
New York Red Bulls are in third Position in the Major League Soccer with 38 points in the table while Tottenham completed its last season 2011-2012 with securing fourth place in the league table although Hotspurs failed to secure the spot for Champions League next Season. English Premier League will start on August 18 and Tottenham will play against Newcastle United in their first league match.
Tottenham Played against 3 clubs in International Club friendlies In which they won 1 match against Stevenage FC and 2 match were ended with draw against English Club Liverpool and another MLS playing Club LA Galaxy. North London side were poor with its last performance in the club friendly matches.
NY Red Bulls:Bill Gaudette, Wilman Conde, Marcus Holgersson, Roy Miller, Connor Lade, Jan Gunnar Solli, Sebastien Le Toux, Dax McCarty, Joel Lindpere, Thierry Henry, Kenny Cooper
Tottenham:Friedel, Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen, S. Bassong, Jake Livermore, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend, Rafael van der Vaart, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe