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It will be another big summer for American soccer fans as some of Europe’s biggest clubs will once again tour the US this summer as part of the 2019 International Champions Cup. Add in the Gold Cup, some high-profile friendlies and the Concacaf Nations League this fall and 2019 promises to have a little bit of everything for fans.

Bayern Munich’s date with Real Madrid headlines the International Champions Cup’s U.S. schedule, but there are a number on interesting matches set to take place stateside this summer.

Bayern Munich’s date with Real Madrid headlines the International Champions Cup’s U.S. schedule, but there are a number on interesting matches set to take place stateside this summer.

The European giants will meet at NRG Stadium in Houston as they gear up for another lengthy season in multiple competitions. Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, and Thomas Muller are the marquee names pending they remain with their clubs.

In addition to that match, Real Madrid’s clash with Atletico Madrid on July 26 in MetLife Stadium will be the first Madrid derby outside of Europe. Other highlights include Real Madrid vs. Arsenal and Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan.

Atletico Madrid To Take On MLS All-Stars

Atlético Madrid will be the opponent for the best-of-MLS team at this year’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando.

The Spanish club, coached by Diego Simeone, features several big names including Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata, Thomas Lemar, Koke and Saúl Ñíguez. Atletico Madrid continues the trend of a major European club coming to the USA to take on MLS’s top talent, something that has happened for the last 14 years.

Recent MLS All-Star opponents have included Juventus, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, with MLS falling to Juventus and Real in penalties in each of the last two seasons.

Zinedine Zidane has hinted that Thibaut Courtois could be sold this summer after admitting there will be ‘no debate’ about Real Madrid’s goalkeeper next season.

Courtois was dropped by Zidane for his first game back in charge against Celta Vigo, while the Belgian also missed Sunday’s win over Huesca due to injury.

Zidane played his son, Luca, in goal for last weekend’s 3-2 victory, but remains an admirer of Keylor Navas after using him as his No 1 during his first spell at the Bernabeu.

That has led to speculation that Courtois, who has experienced a nightmare first season at Real, could be moved on when the transfer window reopens.

Roma Heading Back To The US This Summer

Roma will be the only Italian team in the US this summer, as the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) schedule was released.

With Juventus, Inter and Milan heading to Asia, Roma will have the US to themselves, and they have scheduled three high profile friendlies.

Roma will kick off their preseason against Mexican side Guadalajara on July 17 at the Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Giallorossi then face Arsenal at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, prior to ending their participation on July 25 against Benfica at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

Barcelona are ready to reignite their interest in forward Antoine Girezmann this summer.

The international rejected the Catalan giants last summer having agreed a £260,000-a-week contract to play at the Nou Camp.

Griezmann’s £200million release clause is set to drop to £129m on July 1 and Ernesto Valverde’s side are looking to take advantage.

The World Cup winner has made it clear to close friends that he would be willing to accept the salary he agreed with Barcelona – £7m lower than what he is on now – .

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool got lucky as their title challenge gathered fresh momentum on a dramatic day at Anfield.

Liverpool moved back to the top of the table with a 2-1 win over a Tottenham team that has now failed to win in the Premier League since February 10 but those simple facts do not begin to tell the story of remarkable encounter.

Tottenham were the better team for long periods of the second half and had opportunities to inflict Liverpool’s first home defeat since April 2017 but they ended up conceding a last minute own goal when Hugo Lloris inexplicably fumbled Mohamed Salah’s tame header.

Bayern Munich USA Tour Details

Bayern Munich has confirmed its summer 2019 USA tour and as part of the International Champions Cup, they will face Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan in friendly matches.

The Bundesliga side will start their tour against Arsenal in Los Angels on July 17 before facing Real Madrid in Houston three days later. In their stateside trip, Munich will take on Milan in Kansas City on July 23.

The European giants will meet at NRG Stadium in Houston as they gear up for another lengthy season in multiple competitions. Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, and Thomas Muller are the marquee names pending they remain with their clubs.

Real Madrid USA Tour Details

Zinedine Zidane is bringing Real Madrid back to the United States for a summer preseason tour for the fourth year in a row.

The highlight of the tour will be the Madrid derby as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid set to meet at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium in the International Champions Cup.The game will take place on July 26 and will be the first time the pair have clashed outside of Europe, following in the footsteps of the Clasico in Miami by taking Spanish derbies overseas.

“There’s no doubt that it’ll be an attractive match,” said Emilio Butragueno.

Inter Milan Striker Returns To Training

Inter director Giuseppe Marotta says he used “diplomacy” to resolve the Mauro Icardi saga, but won’t reveal why the captaincy was removed.

“There are some dynamics that cannot be made public.”

The striker returned to training this week, not having played since he was stripped of the captaincy on February 13 and immediately afterwards felt pain in his knee.

After intensive negotiations with agent Wanda Nara and a lawyer, Icardi finally agreed to resume training with the rest of the squad.

“I was nicknamed Kissinger by my first President Colantuoni. I am known for my diplomacy, resolving issues with leadership,” Marotta told reporters at the Il Foglio a San Siro event.