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Manchester United vs. Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium sets U.S. soccer attendance record

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109,318 fans watched Manchester United beat Real Madrid, 3-1, in the Big House.

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A United States record of 109,318 soccer fans in Michigan Stadium on Saturday broke a 30-year-old record while watching Manchester United defeat Real Madrid.

The Rose Bowl previously held the three most well-attended games in the U.S. All three were a part of the 1984 Olympics, and Saturday's game in Ann Arbor, Mich., easily broke the previous record of 101,799 that was set in a game between France and Brazil.

What did the record number of fans witness? In the first-half, Real Madrid scored its only goal when Gareth Bale scored on a penalty in between a brace by Manchester United's Ashley Young. Manchester United substitute Javier Hernandez added another goal in the second half, and a surprising entrance from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 74th minute couldn't push Real Madrid to threaten.

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was also a part of the record-setting crowd.