April 17th, 2018 at 3:50 PM ^

If they don’t make it out of the group stage they’d have over a month in between last WC match and this game. But i agree, if he makes it to the knock out rounds and is still playing in Russia in early July, he might want to just rest after he’s done with the World Cup.

I actually think Egypt has a great chance of advancing.


April 17th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^

Went with my dad. One of the last things we did together before my parents sold my childhood home and moved out of Ann Arbor. It was a blast. Would definitely recommend!


April 17th, 2018 at 4:20 PM ^

Anyone have any opinions on whether or not it would be cheaper to buy tickets up front or would it be cheaper to wait and try to get some via the secondary market?  I'm just not sure what the demand is like for these soccer games.


April 17th, 2018 at 6:03 PM ^

The big stars may not play but you have two big fan bases of two top 10 clubs (in the 6 to 10 range) that are natural league rivals. So it will sell out unless the ticket prices change from the traditional $50 to $200 range.

Liverpool being in the Champions League semis and the World Cup certainly will also help spark interest for the more casual fan. Local cub soccer activity is very high so again there will be lots of parents taking kids... and Dad can buy beer!

I'd get tickets up front at whatever level you are comfortable paying. I've enjoyed lower priced, south endzone, up in the corner tickets for both games buying 8 tickets up front and if I couldn't use them was able to sell them easily.

Larry Sellers

April 17th, 2018 at 4:36 PM ^

The dude is so animated. It's a trip.

He might be a bit subdued because it is a friendly, but he seems like a guy who just can't turn it off. 

Edit: Crap triple post. I guess I'm a bit too animated myself.


April 17th, 2018 at 7:01 PM ^

To everyone saying the stars won't play because it's a World Cup year, that isn't necessarily true.

4 years ago Man U and Real Madrid played almost all of their stars during a World Cup year. Even a previously injured Ronaldo came off the bench for a cameo. The atmosphere was electric that day.

2 years ago, which was of course not a WC year, Real Madrid sat most of their stars, but Chelsea played pretty much their entire starting lineup of what ended up being a title winning season.

These are two huge rivals. I imagine we will see the big names for a half unless their teams go deep in the WC.

Just beware of the Scousers walking around town that weekend.