Aaron Rodgers watches USWNT soccer match vs. England with 'Ted Lasso' actor Jason Sudeikis ahead of Packers game in London

Christopher Kuhagen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Aaron Rodgers said earlier this week he wanted to see some soccer while in London before the Packers' game against the New York Giants. 

That's exactly what he did during the United States Women's National Team's friendly soccer match against England Friday at Wembley Stadium in London.

And he was joined by the real Ted Lasso!

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers holds a press conference at The Grove in Chandler's Cross, England, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, ahead of his team's game against New York Giants at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Rodgers was spotted in a box seat with Emmy-award winning actor Jason Sudeikis, who plays Lasso on the Apple TV+ sports comedy-drama series, "Ted Lasso." The show, created by Sudeikis, premiered in 2020.

Sudeikis' character is an American football coach who is sent to the United Kingdom to manage the struggling  AFC Richmond club. He recently won his second straight Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series.

The Packers will play in the home of the soccer club Tottenham Hotspur — Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — on Sunday, as they compete in the NFL's International Series for the first time. 

Rodgers has talked how he's a fan of "Ted Lasso" in the past, including last year during an appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show." 

Rodgers' favorite team is Man City

Rodgers has discussed in recent years in how he's a fan of European soccer. Another soccer match could be on Rodgers' to-do list for Saturday, though that would involve some extended travel. 

His favorite team, Man City, plays Southampton at 3 p.m. Saturday (9 a.m. local time) at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, which is about 200 miles from where the Packers are playing Sunday. 

Man City, of course, played at Lambeau Field this summer against Bayern Munich.

Aaron Rodgers and Allen Lazard took in a soccer match between the U.S. Women's National Team and England on Friday at Wembley Stadium in London.

Allen Lazard joins Rodgers at USWNT match vs. England

The Packers quarterback wasn't the only one watching the USWNT Friday afternoon. Allen Lazard joined him. It's no surprise that Lazard joined Rodgers at the match since a soccer ball is never far from the Packers wide receiver.

Before every game, he always juggles with a soccer ball, something he says helps with his concentration, he told reporter Kassidy Hill last month. 

For the record, England won the friendly, 2-1. 

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Contact Christopher Kuhagen at 262-446-6634 or at christopher.kuhagen@jrn.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ckuhagen and our newsroom Instagram accounts at MyCommunityNow and Lake Country Now.

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