By RYAN TOLMICH
When the schedule for this summer’s International Champions Cup was released, there was one game that was left to be determined. Plans for that game have now been finalized.
The San Jose Earthquakes will host Manchester United on July 21 at the California Memorial Stadium. The matchup will be the second to be hosted at the stadium in as many years following last season’s clash between Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
“The Earthquakes have competed in nearly every major venue in the Bay Area and now we are excited to play at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “To be able to play a well-known and respected team such as Manchester United at this great venue is a tremendous opportunity for our club and our fans.”
In addition to the Manchester United match, the Earthquakes will also host Club America, who will travel to Avaya Stadium on July 14. The tournament will also feature the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Chelsea, Paris-Saint Germain, Barcelona, Fiorentina and Porto.
Take a look at the updated International Champions Cup schedule below:
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 – Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes – California Memorial Stadium
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
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