International Champions Cup Schedule Revealed Featuring Chelsea, Everton & 6 Other Giants

UPDATED: This summer’s International Champions Cup will feature classic match-ups including Everton against Juventus in San Francisco, Chelsea against Inter Milan in Indianapolis, Real Madrid versus LA Galaxy in Phoenix and many more matches in six US cities and one game in Europe.

As part of the bracketed tournament, AC Milan and Valencia are also participating in addition to the teams mentioned above. Plus, all eight teams will play in Miami on August 6-7 in the consolation and championship games.

Here’s the preliminary schedule, which was leaked by Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated.

July 27, 2013:

Valencia vs AC Milan, Valencia

July 30, 2013:

Chelsea vs Inter Milan, Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)

July 31, 2013:

Juventus vs Everton, San Francisco (AT&T Park)

August 1, 2013:

Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy, Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium)

August 3, 2013:

Loser of Juventus vs Everton will play the loser of Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy, Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium), TBD ET; west semi-final
Winner of Juventus vs Everton will play the winner of Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy, Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium), 8pm ET; west-semi-final

August 4, 2013:

Loser of Valencia vs AC Milan will play loser of Chelsea vs Inter Milan, New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)
Winner of Valencia vs AC Milan will play winner of Chelsea vs Inter Milan, New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)

August 6, 2013:

TBD vs TBD (see schedule below), Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET
TBD vs TBD (see schedule below), Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 9pm ET

August 7, 2013:

TBD vs TBD (see schedule below), Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET
TBD vs TBD (see schedule below), Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 9pm ET

Pre-sale tickets for all matches, except the August 3 double-header in Los Angeles, are available today, May 29 and will be made available to the general public Friday, May 31 with the exception of Indianapolis where tickets will be available to the general public starting on Tuesday, June 4. Ticket information for the matches in Los Angeles will be released later today at a 1 p.m. PT press conference at Dodger Stadium. Fans can visit www.internationalchampionscup.com purchase tickets.

FOX Soccer will be televising 11 of the 12 games live with presumably the July 27 match in Spain the one game that FOX won’t televise. Sirius XM, meanwhile, will broadcast the games on radio in the United States.

Personally, I’m extremely excited at the rare chance of seeing all eight of these teams playing in my neighborhood (Miami). It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see many of the best teams in the world warming up for the new season. Plus, the fact that so many European teams are coming over to the United States is an excellent indication of the growth of the game in the States, the investment by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the potential economic windfall that clubs can receive by expanding their brand in the United States.

Which matches are you planning on going to? How excited are you about the tournament? Tell us in the comments section below.

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