By RYAN TOLMICH
Some of the world’s biggest teams are bound for America this summer, and now the specific dates and locations of their appearances have been revealed.
The organizers of the International Champions Cup announced the dates and cities of the tournament’s 18 games this summer, 14 of which will take place in the United States. Canada, England, Mexico and Italy will each also house one contest.
Teams set to participate include the LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, Chelsea, Manchester United, Paris-Saint Germain, Barcelona, Fiorentina, Porto and Club America.
The tournament is set to kickoff on July 11 with the LA Galaxy taking on Club America at StubHub Center and the U.S. schedule will conclude on July 29 with a matchup between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Other cities set to host contests are San Jose, Seattle, Harrison, Hartford, Charlotte, and Washington D.C., while Toronto, London, Florence and Mexico City will make up the tournament’s international cities.
A matchup between Manchester United and the San Jose Earthquakes will have its date and location determined later.
Here’s a closer look at the schedule for this summer’s International Champions Cup
July 11 – LA Galaxy vs. Club America – StubHub Center
July 14 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Club America – Avaya Stadium
July 17 – Club America vs. Manchester United – CenturyLink Field
July 18 – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Porto – BMO Field
July 21 – LA Galaxy vs. Barcelona – Rose Bowl
July 21 – Fiorentina vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Red Bull Arena
July 22 – Chelsea vs. New York Red Bulls – Red Bull Arena
July 24 – Fiorentina vs. Porto – Rentschler Field
July 25 – Manchester United vs. Barcelona – Levi’s Stadium
July 25 – Chelsea vs. Paris-Saint Germain – Bank of America Stadium
July 26 – FC Porto vs. New York Red Bulls – Red Bull Arena
July 28 – Barcelona vs. Chelsea – FedEx Field
July 28 – Club America vs. Porto – Azteca Stadium
July 29 – Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Soldier Field
August 2 – Fiorentina vs. Barcelona – Artemio Franchi
August 5 – Chelsea vs. Fiorentina – Stamford Bridge
TBD – Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes – TBD
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