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2015 International Champions Cup reveal cities and schedule

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The organizers of the 2015 International Champions Cup North America have announced the cities and schedule for this summer’s matches that will feature many of the most famous soccer teams in the world including Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Club America and Paris Saint-Germain as well as Porto, Fiorentina, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes.

The cities that will stage the tournament are Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), Hartford (CT), Harrison (NJ), San Jose (CA), Seattle (WA), Toronto (Canada), Los Angeles (CA), Mexico City (Mexico), Washington DC, Santa Clara (CA) and Carson (CA).

The schedule is as follows:

· Saturday, July 11

o Club América vs. Los Angeles Galaxy – StubHub Center; Carson, California. 11:30 p.m. EST

· Tuesday, July 14

o Club América vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Avaya Stadium; San Jose, California. 10:30 p.m. EST

· Friday, July 17

o Club América vs. Manchester United F.C. – CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Washington. 11 p.m. EST

· Saturday, July 18

o FC Porto vs. Paris Saint-Germain F.C. – BMO Field; Toronto, Canada. 8:30 p.m. EST

· Tuesday, July 21

o Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Barcelona – Rose Bowl; Los Angeles, California. 11 p.m. EST

o Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs. ACF Fiorentina – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, New Jersey. 8:30 p.m. EST

o Manchester United F.C. vs. San Jose Earthquakes – To Be Announced.

· Wednesday, July 22

o Chelsea F.C. vs. New York Red Bulls – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, New Jersey. 8 p.m. EST

· Friday, July 24

o ACF Fiorentina vs. FC Porto – Rentschler Field; Hartford, Connecticut. 8 p.m. EST

· Saturday July 25

o Manchester United F.C. vs. F.C. Barcelona – Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, California. 4 p.m. EST

o Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs. Chelsea F.C. – Bank of America Stadium; Charlotte, North Carolina. 6 p.m. EST

· Sunday, July 26

o FC Porto vs. New York Red Bulls – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, New Jersey. 7:30 p.m. EST

· Tuesday, July 28

o FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea F.C. – FedEx Field; Washington D.C. 8 p.m. EST

o Club América vs. FC Porto – Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico. 10 p.m. EST

· Wednesday, July 29

o Manchester United F.C. vs. Paris Saint-Germain F.C. – Solider Field; Chicago, Illinois. 9 p.m. EST

· Sunday, August 2

o ACF Fiorentina vs. FC Barcelona – Stadio Artemio Franchi; Florence, Italy. TBD

· Wednesday, August 5

o Chelsea F.C. vs. ACF Fiorentina – Stamford Bridge; London, England. 3 p.m. EST

Ticket details can be found on the International Champions Cup website. Exclusive presale tickets for most matchups will be available beginning Monday, May 4 at 10AM ET while general public will have access to tickets Thursday, May 7 at 10AM ET.

Each team will play four contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion. Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one. The results from in-season Major League Soccer contests involving tournament participants will be used as part of official tournament scoring.

The ICC will be played across two continents, as games will be held at Stamford Bridge in London, Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence and multiple iconic venues throughout North America.

“These matchups speak to the immense success and quality of the International Champions Cup,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. “Not only are three of the quarter-finalists for the Champions League participating, but the Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain finish in the round of 16 was spectacular. Showcasing this rematch, along with the multitude of other high quality and competitive contests, is truly exciting and shows these games are more than just friendlies.”

This year’s tournament will be broadcast live on FOX, FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 and run from July 11 – August 5.

 

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The 2014 International Champions Cup was a huge success in the United States with the average attendance up by 20% and more than 640,000 people attending including a record US soccer crowd of 109,318 for Manchester United against Real Madrid in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The event organizers will also feature a International Champions Cup Australia tournament this summer that will feature Real Madrid, AS Roma and Manchester City, among other teams. An International Champions Cup in China is also scheduled for later this summer with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Real Madrid.

World Soccer Talk readers, which games are you planning on attending? Let us know in the comments section.

SEE MORE — International Champions Cup creates dilemmas for MLS clubs

 

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Jose Carlos

    July 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

    So times are all in EST. So 8 pm EST …

  2. E Star

    May 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Please share pre sale code for Barca vs LA Galaxy game 7/21/15 in Rosebowl. Wanna make sure I get tickets for mom as she is a fan and has not seen her team play live. ICC 1st said tickets for above game would go on sale 5/4/15 at 7 am (right NOW). But now ICC website directs you to TicketMaster and it states pre sale will be 5/11. Any one out there have a pre sale code for above game for 5/4/15?

    • Christopher Harris

      May 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Try ICC15.

  3. Eldar

    April 29, 2015 at 5:03 am

    What are the prizes for tickets? Could you answer please

    • Christopher Harris

      April 29, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Ticket prices haven’t been announced yet.

  4. bill

    April 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Why not minnesota. Calafornia has way to many, Give Manchester United vs FC barcelona to a texas city and give FC barcelona vs LA Galaxy to minnesota. Weather is great in a Minesota summer

  5. Marc

    April 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    WTH!!! No matches in Texas? What we don’t have enough soccer/football fans here? My goodness, 2nd largest Hispanic population in the US, Houston has one of the largest international populations in the US…I mean come on. How many matches do you need in CA? Move the July 25th ManU v FC Barcelona match to Houston or Dallas…geez guys give us something, this is awful!!!

  6. nfitz

    April 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

    So times are all in EST. So 8 pm EST … in New Jersey they are currently on EDT, so kickoff in New Jersey is 7 PM local time? (EDT)?

    • CTBlues

      April 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      What? EST is eastern standard time. The game starts at 8pm eastern, 7pm central, 6pm mountain, 5pm pacific.

      • San Fransiscan

        April 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

        Yes, but during the summer we are on EDT CDT and PDT because of daylight savings time. EST CST and PST won’t kick in until October.

  7. San Fransiscan

    April 28, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hopefully United vs. San Jose Earthquakes will be in San Jose. That will make 2 United games in a space of 5 days in the area.

    Also, just to note, The LA galaxy vs. Barcelona game which is at the Rose Bowl, is actually in Pasadena, not Los Angeles.

    • Rick

      April 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      United vs San Jose Earthquakes should be played at either Levi’s Stadium or Stanford Stadium due to larger crowd capacity. Earthquakes stadium has a small crowd capacity.

  8. Z

    April 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

    And no game in Ann Arbor?

    • Andy

      April 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      1 game in the entire midwest. Sad that AA or Columbus, or even Cleveland couldn’t host one of these.

      • StellaWasAlwaysDown

        April 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

        I saw Chelsea/Inter at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy and they did a really good job. Sad indeed.

      • bill

        April 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        give Minnesota FC barcelona vs LA Galaxy

  9. CTBlues

    April 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Why does Connecticut get stuck with Porto vs Fiorentina. Going to Harrison, New Jersey on a Wednesday to see Chelsea is going to be hell. Damn you RedBulls why couldn’t Chelsea play Porto in Hartford!?

  10. Richard Patience

    April 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

    America’s 4th biggest city, Houston, and one of the largest states in the USA (Texas)doesn’t get a single game? I know it’s in July & hot but we have covered stadiums and a lot of soccer fans here.

    • WorldcupTexan

      April 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Totally agree – MLS All-Stars were a huge hit at Reliant. With Super Bowls under their belt, H-town would have no problem hosting a world-class game.

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