By RYAN TOLMICH
Some of the world’s biggest teams are set to visit the U.S. to take on MLS opposition in this summer’s International Champions Cup.
The tournament’s field was announced Monday, with European powers Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Porto and Fiorentina set to participate. In addition, the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes will join Mexico’s Club America to round out the 10-team field.
The International Champions Cup has taken place in the U.S. during the past two summers, with Real Madrid and Manchester United claiming championships.
“The last two years have demonstrated the thirst for soccer in the United States,” said David Tyler, CEO of Relevent Sports, who promote the tournament. “The clubs participating in the International Champions Cup this year are some of the most storied and well-known in the entire world. Through our tournament and commitment to putting the best product and teams on the pitch, we will continue to grow soccer both domestically and abroad.”
Each participating MLS club will host at least one matchup, although full details regarding matchups and cities will be revealed April 28.
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