International Champions Cup 2018: Clubs, schedule, dates with Real Madrid, Liverpool and more
The cup is coming back to the states in the summer with some big matches
The International Champions Cup, the premier summer preseason competition, is returning to the United States this summer with a bunch of quality matches. The teams, schedule and more were announced in Miami on Tuesday morning, and it will feature two league winners in Manchester City and Bayern Munich and the four teams remaining in the Champions League semifinals -- Bayern, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Roma.
Here's the U.S. summer schedule:
Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund in Chicago
Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte
Manchester City vs. Liverpool in East Rutherford, N.J.
AC Milan vs. Manchester United in Pasadena, Calif.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica in Pittsburgh
Juventus vs. Bayern Munich in Philadelphia
Manchester United vs. Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City in Miami
Barcelona vs. Tottenham in Pasadena, Calif.
Benfica vs. Juventus in Harrison, N.J.
Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in Miami
AC Milan vs. Tottenham in Minneapolis
Barcelona vs. Roma in Arlington, Tex.
Real Madrid vs. Juventus in Landover, Md.
AC Milan vs. Barcelona in Santa Clara, Calif.
Real Madrid vs. Roma in East Rutherford, N.J.
Now, it's important to note that the rosters of these teams will likely be significantly impacted by the World Cup this summer. For the majority of the competition, it's likely stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and others won't be available as they are likely to take some time off after the World Cup. But, there's always a chance for them to join up late in the competition. Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic will be with Dortmund this summer with the United States missing out on qualifying for the World Cup, and he'll be one of the most talked about players during the competition.
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