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There were 109,318 people at Man United v Real Madrid yesterday

A new US football record was set at Michigan Stadium.

Real Madrid Manchester United Soccer Source: AP/Press Association Images

THE PERFORMANCES OF the US men’s team at the recent World Cup in Brazil are sure to have spiked a new-found interest in ‘soccer’ in the States, as sports fans realise that their country can compete on the international stage.

In a mark of the growth of the sport in America, yesterday’s pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Real Madrid was played out in front of 109,318 people – the biggest-ever US crowd to watch a football match.

Real Madrid Manchester United Soccer Source: AP/Press Association Images

While the lure of two of the sport’s most famous brands obviously played the major role in attracting such an attendance, the figure offers fresh encouragement for football organisers in the States.

The game was played at Michigan Stadium – also known as ’The Big House’ - home of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

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