Despite is being a World Cup year, it looks like some of the biggest clubs in the world are heading to the United States to play exhibition matches this summer.
The Premier League’s “Big Six” of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea will all be making the trip. They’ll be joined by La Liga’s Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla; Bundesliga stalwarts Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; Serie A powers Juventus, Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan; Ligue 1 champion-to-be PSG and Portugal’s Benfica to make up the field that will play its matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore.
Milan and Spurs are rumored to be meeting U.S. Bank Stadium will host two top European soccer clubs this summer, a source told the Pioneer Press on Friday. Tottenham Hotspur, of the English Premier League, will face AC Milan in Minnesota.
There are rumors that will Manchester United will also be back at UCLA in Los Angeles this preseason. United are reported to be lining up matches against Real Madrid in Miami and Liverpool at the Big House in Michigan, which holds 107,000.
Manchester City are expected tp play one match at Met Life Stadium, but don’t expect to see any City player who will be participating is this summer’s World Cup.
Another German side coming to America this summer is Eintracht Frankfurt, who will play matches against MLS sides Real Salt Lake (10 July) and Philadelphia Union (14 July).
The summer friendlies will end on August 1 when Juventus FC, champions of Italy’s Serie A for the last six seasons and UEFA Champions League finalists in 2015 and 2017, will face the best in MLS in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game.
I will be updating the following schedule of soccer friendlies in US as soon as the details break, so go ahead and bookmark the page and keep on returning to find out all of the details you need.
2018 international Soccer Friendlies
- May 19: Detroit City FC vs. FC St Pauli
- May 22: Portland Timbers II vs. FC St Pauli
- July 10: Real Salt Lake v Eintracht Frankfurt
- July 10: Detroit City FC vs. Necaxa
- July 14: Philadelphia Union v Eintracht Frankfurt
- July 19: Manchester United v Club America in Phoenix – Tickets
- July 20: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund in Chicago
- July 22: San Jose Earthquakes v Manchester United – Tickets
- 7/22: Liverpool v Dortmund in Charlotte
- 7/25: AC Milan v Man U in Pasadena
- 7/25: Man City v Liverpool in E Rutherford, NJ
- 7/25: Roma v Spurs in San Diego
- 7/25: Dortmund v Benfica in Pittsburgh
- 7/25: Juventus v Bayern Munich in Philly
- 7/28: Man U v Liverpool in Ann Arbor
- 7/28: Bayern Munich v Man City in Miami
- 7/28: Barcelona v Spurs in Pasadena
- 7/28: Benfica v Juventus at Red Bull Arena
- 7/31: Man U v Real Madrid in Miami
- 7/31: Spurs v AC Milan in Minneapolis
- TBD: Los Angeles FC vs. Borussia Dortmund (friendly), date/time TBD, Los Angeles, CA
- August 1: Juventus v MLS All-Stars Atlanta GA – Tickets
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