GLENDALE, Ariz. -- They even cheered him coming off the bus.
Such is life for Ronaldo Cristiano, better known as, well, Ronaldo, one of the soccer world's one-name wonders and biggest stars.
On Thursday night at University of Phoenix Stadium, Ronaldo didn't disappoint. Even when he made a mistake, he looked good in doing it, sending a header just wide about six minutes into Real Madrid's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of 38,922 giddy soccer fans.
The match was part of the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup, with this match being the one and only stop in the Phoenix area.
"The atmosphere was really fantastic," said Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid's coach. "The stadium is really one of the best in the world. We enjoyed to stay here, to play here. Also, the pitch was fantastic and the experience with the stadium ... we will have a good memory in the future."
Victories tend to do that.
It also was a victory for the Phoenix area, where big-time soccer returned for...