Real Madrid to play in Las Vegas, San Francisco and L.A.

The International Champions Cup, a summer tournament created by Relevent Sports Group and international football manager Charlie Stillitano, regularly brought up to eight top European clubs to the United States for a series of exhibitions before the competition was suspended two years ago due to COVID. 19

As the pandemic subsides, Relevent will host a four-team women’s ICC in Portland, Oregon in August. However, the men’s competition has yet to return. On Friday, AEG, a major sports and entertainment producer and Galaxy’s parent company, announced that it would be kicking into the void with a nine-day, five-team summer tour led by newly crowned Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Real Madrid will play three games ending on July 30 with Italy’s Juventus in the Rose Bowl. Also taking part will be Spanish giants Barcelona and Mexico’s two most popular sides, Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara.

The tour kicks off on July 22 with Juventus and America at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Real Madrid plays Barcelona at the same stadium the next day. This is only the fourth meeting outside of Europe and the second in the United States in which Barcelona beat Real Madrid on penalties in an ICC game in South Florida in 2017.

Barcelona and Real Madrid were supposed to meet in one of the first sporting events at SoFi Stadium in August 2020, but that game was canceled by COVID-19.

Real Madrid then meet América at Oracle Park in San Francisco on July 26, and Barcelona play Juventus at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on the same day before the Real Madrid-Juventus tour ends in Pasadena. The July tour marks Real Madrid and Barcelona’s first appearances in the United States since 2019. Juventus last played here in 2018.

Barcelona will play two more friendlies with MLS teams during their visit to the United States, on July 19 against Inter Miami and on July 30 against the New York Red Bulls.

For the two Mexican teams, the shows will be a warm-up for the Leagues Cup shows at SoFi on August 3 when Galaxy plays Chivas and América takes on LAFC. Also, America plays Chelsea in Las Vegas on July 16.

“After not seeing some of these teams in the United States for several years, we are excited to offer soccer fans across the United States the opportunity to see their favorite European and Mexican clubs play in person again,” said Tom Braun, senior vice president of the Football and business operations for AEG said in a statement.

Tickets for all five AEG sponsored games go to the general public on June 17th. Fans can sign up for a presale on Wednesday at

Meanwhile, the Women’s ICC features the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup winners, the Portland Thorns; Liga MX Apertura champion Monterrey; Lyon, the reigning European champions; and Chelsea, winners of the Women’s Super League and FA Cup.

Portland defeated Lyon 1-0 in the WICC finals last summer.

The tournament will be held August 17-20 at Providence Park in Portland and will consist of four games played as two doubleheaders. On the first day of play, Lyon meets Chelsea and the Thorns meet Monterrey. The winners will meet in the final on August 20, while the losers of Matchday 1 will play in a third-place match on the same day.

Tickets will go on sale later this month on the ICC website. Real Madrid to play in Las Vegas, San Francisco and L.A.

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