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ANN ARBOR, Mich. [url=http://www.authenticthunderauthority.com/ersan-ilyasova-thunder-jersey-c-20/]Ersan Ilyasova Jersey[/url] . -- Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal -- and even Cristiano Ronaldos unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States, breaking the mark of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final. Ronaldo has been recovering from the left leg injury that limited him in the World Cup, but the world player of the year came on surprisingly as a 74th-minute substitute, although he didnt have much impact. "His condition is improving," manager Carlo Ancelotti said. "I think that he needs another week to train with the teammates, and then I think he will be ready for the first game of the season." United remained unbeaten this year in the International Champions Cup, advancing to the final of the preseason tournament under new manager Louis van Gaal. Javier Hernandez added a goal in the second half for the English power. Gareth Bale scored for Real Madrid, but the European champions finished winless in three matches in the event. Although United will play Liverpool in Monday nights final in Miami, this was probably the tournaments marquee match, with two of the games most storied clubs playing at one of the largest and most iconic venues in the U.S. "That was incredible," Uniteds Michael Keane said. "Obviously, it is the biggest crowd Ive ever played in front of, and it is for a friendly in the States. Ive always heard they dont care for our football, but there were 109,000 people out there. Thats pretty crazy anywhere in the world." Youngs first goal was the highlight. Wayne Rooney flicked a clever back-heel to Darren Fletcher, who found Danny Welbeck in the middle, near the edge of the penalty area. Welbeck played Young in on the left, and his low shot beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas. "It was a fantastic goal," van Gaal said. "All the team has touched the ball, I think. Only for that goal, you come to the stadium." Bale equalized in the 27th minute, converting a penalty kick after being pulled down by Keane. Young put United back ahead in the 37th minute, playing a long cross in from the left. Casillas had to maintain his position near the middle of the net because Rooney was a threat to head the ball -- but instead it sailed past the star striker and bounced in at the far post. Hernandez made it 3-1 in the 80th minute, heading past Casillas from close range off a fine cross from Shinji Kagawa. United is hoping to bounce back from a seventh-place finish in England last season -- the team did not even qualify for the second-tier Europa League. Van Gaal is taking over after leading the Netherlands to the semifinals of the World Cup. "Its a new system, and were getting used to it, but were happy with what weve done so far," Young said. "Obviously, it is a great feeling to score two goals, but those were both set up by my teammates. The first one was a beautiful team move." Madrid, meanwhile, won a record 10th European title earlier this year, but Ronaldo and his teammates should be plenty motivated after crosstown rival Atletico Madrid won the league title in Spain. Although Ronaldo played a bit Saturday, several of Ancelottis other stars didnt, including Karim Benzema and newly acquired James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos. "We cant be ready, obviously, the way we are. We have players that just joined up a week ago," Ancelotti said through a translator. "Obviously, the team isnt necessarily accustomed to playing without Cristiano or some other players, but its normal that were going through this." 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A year ago, Lowrys post-game antics may not have been so well received but what was snide and snarky is now endearing quick wit.SAGINAW, Mich. - The Ontario Hockey League postponed three Saginaw Spirit games on Wednesday so that the team may mourn the death of centre Terry Trafford. Traffords body was found dead in his car on Tuesday. The 19-year-old from Toronto was last seen on March 3rd. The OHL postponed Wednesdays game between the Spirit and Ste. Sault Marie Greyhounds in Saginaw. The league offered to reconvene the teams regular season when the Spirits players felt ready. After consulting with the team, Saginaws players asked to resume their season on Friday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The Spirit will then play in Saginaw against the London Knights on March 15 and host the Greyhounds on March 17. 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