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Madrid derby in USA highlights pre-season Champions Cup

New York (AFP) – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will play the first Madrid derby outside Europe in suburban New York next July as part of the pre-season International Champions Cup, organizers announced.

The annual matches, mainly in US venues, are staged ahead of the start of European campaigns and give fans worldwide a rare live chance to see big-name European sides, including the Madrid showdown July 26 at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

AS Roma and Mexico’s Chivas will kick off the event on July 16 in suburban Chicago.

Manchester United will face Inter Milan on July 20 in Singapore, which on the next night hosts Juventus against reigning International Champions Cup holders Tottenham Hotspur.

Juvenus will face Inter in a yet to be announced Chinese venue on July 24 while English Premier League rivals Tottenham and Manchester United meet July 25 at Shanghai.

The final three matches will be staged in Europe with AC Milan playing Manchester United on August 3 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Tottenham Hotspur hosting Inter Milan on August 4 and Atletico Madrid meeting Juvenus in Stockholm on August 10.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet on July 17 at Carson, California, with the English side moving on to Charlotte, North Carolina, three days later to face AS Roma and Bayern Munich meeting Real Madrid on July 20 at Houston.

Benfica and Chivas play the same night in Santa Clara, California.

US action continues July 23 when Real Madrid meets Arsenal in Washington, Bayern Munich and MC Milan play in Kansas City and Chivas takes on Atletico Madrid in Arlington, Texas.

Benfica plays two final US matches, against AS Roma in Harrison, New Jersey on July 24 and AC Milan on July 28 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Here’s the schedule of International Champions Cup games in US this summer:

All times Eastern United States


Tuesday, July 16

AS Roma vs. Chivas (International Champions Cup), 9pm, SeatGeek Stadium, Chicago [TICKETS]


Wednesday, July 17

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich (International Champions Cup), 10pm, Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles [TICKETS]


Saturday, July 20

Arsenal vs. AS Roma (International Champions Cup), 4pm, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte [TICKETS]

Benfica vs. Chivas (International Champions Cup), 6pm, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara [TICKETS]

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid (International Champions Cup), 8pm, NRG Stadium, Houston [TICKETS]


Tuesday, July 23

Arsenal vs. Real Madrid (International Champions Cup), 7pm, Fedex Field, Maryland [TICKETS]

Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan (International Champions Cup), 9pm, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City [TICKETS]

Chivas vs. Atletico Madrid (International Champions Cup), 9pm, Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX [TICKETS]


Wednesday, July 24

AS Roma vs. Benfica (International Champions Cup), 7pm, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ [TICKETS]


Friday, July 26

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid (International Champions Cup), 7:30pm, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford [TICKETS]


Sunday, July 28

AC Milan vs. Benfica (International Champions Cup), 3pm, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA [TICKETS]


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  1. F⚽⚽tball rules the W⚽rld

    March 27, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Yikes! How come Miami, home of RSE, got overlooked to host any ICC games? ?

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