The Julen Lopetegui era at Real Madrid will start a long way from Madrid as Los Blancos will travel to the USA for three high profile matches.
The Madrid players will be based in Miami, Florida where they will play the first match of the International Champions Cup against Manchester United on July 31.
Then it’s on to Washington to face Juventus (August 5) and New Jersey for a clash against Barcelona’s Champions League conquerors, Roma, on August 8.
These are planned to be the only four rehearsals before the European Super Cup, on August 15, against Atlético Madrid in Tallin, Estonia.
The abrupt departure of Lopetegui from the Spanish national team at the World Cup has accelerated preparations for a pre-season in which the squad will have to take in a new system and working methodology.
To help this transition, the manager will have two of Zidane’s support staff: Antonio Pintus (physical trainer) and Lluis Llopis (goalkeeper coach). The two men are still under contract and the club has held onto them.
Real Madrid USA Tour Schedule
7/31: Man U v Real Madrid in Miami – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
August 4: Real Madrid v Juventus – FedEx Field – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets
August 7: Real Madrid v AS Roma in NYC – Buy ICC 2018 Tickets