European soccer clubs have put down deeper roots in the United States in the last few years, adding U.S.-based sponsors and local academies, recruiting American players and even buying into stateside clubs.
But rather than venturing out into the country on their own, they’re increasingly returning to the International Champions Cup, with the view that the property is their best entry point into the U.S. market. The event announced its schedule for this summer last week.
English squad Manchester United will take the pitch at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium to face off against Spain's Champions League titleholders Real Madrid in a special match taking place this summer.
The event is part of a 12-game International Champions Cup tournament, featuring eight teams from around the world, including Italy's Juventus, England's Manchester City, and FC Barcelona, among others. Each team will play three games, and the team with the most points at the end of the tournament wins.
The fifth installment of the International Champions Cup will feature eight European clubs playing 12 games in July. The marquee match: the first El Clasico in the United States between Real Madrid and Barcelona July 29 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
English Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United will meet July 20 at the venue to be announced at a later date.
Manchester City and Manchester United will face-off at the International Champions Cup (ICC) with the fixture joining the Clasico clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in an exciting line-up.
The Premier League rivals are set to meet on July 20 at a venue that has yet to be confirmed and will mark the first time the teams have met outside of the United Kingdom.
The 2017 International Champions Cup will once again feature a lineup full of Europe's top clubs coming to the United States.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Roma are the eight teams who will participate in the annual summer friendly showcase, which European clubs have used as part of their respective preseasons, organizers announced Tuesday. As part of the competition, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be playing against each other outside of Spain for just the second time ever, and the first time in the USA, when they meet on July 29 in Miami.
Manchester United will face Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Roma and Tottenham will also take part in the tournament, which will air on ESPN networks in the U.S. The ICC previously unveiled a Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Miami.
More big-time soccer is headed for Nashville.
English Premier League powers Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and Manchester City F.C. will play a match at Nissan Stadium on July 29.
The match, scheduled to start at 5 p.m., will be broadcast on ESPN2. Tickets will go on sale April 4.
Premier League powerhouse Manchester United at the StubHub Center in July.
The Galaxy announced Tuesday that Manchester United will face the Galaxy in an exhibition game on July 15.
Manchester City will play Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in the United States on 20 July.
A venue is still to be decided for the game, which will form part of the annual International Champions Cup.
It will be the first Manchester derby to be played outside the United Kingdom.
Audi, the presenting sponsor for the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2015, has renewed its deal as the presenting sponsor of soccer's International Champions Cup in Australia.
Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur will both participate in the Australian leg of the International Champions Cup, organisers confirmed on Sunday.
In July 2015, a total of 221,000 fans at the flocked to three games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma.
Virtual reality outfit NextVR has signed an exclusive partnership to show live coverage of the annual International Champions Cup in the emerging format. The deal represents the first full planned broadcasts of live virtual reality programming of an entire multi-event tournament.
The national teams of Brazil and Costa Rica will meet at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
International Champions Cup organizers have added several big-name partners leading in to this year’s North American leg of the competition, with brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Red Bull and Gatorade joining the tournament’s list of sponsors.
Cornerback Josh Norman, kicker Graham Gano and safety Tre Bostonare three of the biggest soccer fans on the Panthers roster, and they are among the many excited about Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain facing off in the International Champions Cup on July 25 at Bank of America Stadium.
Over the past decade, Seattle has developed into one of the best soccer cities in the United States. Representatives from one of the best clubs in the world have taken notice.
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), Relevent Sports and the Montreal Impact announced Tuesday that French Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will face Olympique Lyonnais for the Trophée des Champions 2015 (French Supercup) in Montreal at Stade Saputo on August 1, at 3pm EDT.
In a surprise announcement, International Champions Cup event organizers have announced that SL Benfica will replace Porto in this summer’s tournament, which will be played in stadiums across North America.
The International Champions Cup has continued to grow in popularity since its inception in 2013. Over its first two years of play, it has hosted matches in the U.S. and Canada and will expand to Australia and China beginning in 2015.
The U.S. is a long way from being a soccer nation, but it's already a soccer destination.
Last year, 11 international soccer exhibitions in the U.S. drew crowds of more than 60,000, and the average attendance of the top 16 games nearly matched that of the NFL.
RSE Ventures, Relevent Sports and LETV Sports have confirmed that the third and final match of the International Champions Cup China 2015 will take place on Thursday 30th July. As previously announced, this match will feature European giants Real Madrid CF and AC Milan in Shanghai.
The 2014 World Cup is starting to heat up and South Florida will get a taste of the international soccer flavor as the Brazilian National Soccer team will face Columbia in an international friendly on September 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.
Key Matchups Include Current English Premier League Leader Chelsea vs. Current Spanish League Leader Barcelona, Manchester United vs. Barcelona and Champions League Round of 16 Rematch Between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
It was already known that Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris St.-Germain would all play games in North America this summer as part of the 2015 International Champions Cup. Now it's known exactly where and when that will take place.
European giants Real Madrid CF, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano face off in the inaugural Chinese edition of the International Champions Cup and will compete in a round-robin competition.
Ten clubs from across the globe are participating in the highly anticipated summer tournament, including teams from Spain, England, Portugal, Mexico and Italy, as well as three Major League Soccer franchises.
Three-time Serie A champions AS Roma have been confirmed as the final team to compete in the inaugural International Champions Cup Australia, presented by Audi, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in July next year.
Guinness "has signed a five-year deal to be the presenting and lead sponsor in North America" of the Int'l Champions Cup, a deal valued at more than eight figures over its term, according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL.
Lockhart Stadium will be a focal point of international soccer with several upcoming events.
The home of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers will play host to the national teams of Ecuador and Bolivia in a friendly on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., it was announced Wednesday by Relevent Sports.
U.S.-based promoter Relevent Sports made it official on Thursday, announcing that England would play Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4.
When Argentina and Ecuador played at MetLife Stadium this past Friday, the game wasn't just another meaningless friendly. Despite the chilly 49-degree temperatures and having players spread out across club teams in Europe and South America, the two World Cup-bound teams agreed to make the trek to New York.