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.
Atletico are a great team and it will give the New York fans the opportunity to experience what a Madrid derby means.”
Miguel Angel Gil echoed the excitement, saying it would allow American fans to understand the rivalry.
“The idea is to take the rivalry to the US,” he stated. “They are two different ways of seeing and playing football and two club models.”
With no World Cup or European Championship scheduled this summer, it’s likely that Real Madrid will feature a close to full-strength squad of world-class players.
That could mean that stars such as Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior and Luka Modrić will play plus will we see also the debut of superstars like Eden Hazard on the tour?
Real Madrid USA Tour Schedule
Wednesday, July 17: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich — Los Angeles, Dignity Health Sports Park – Buy Arsenal v Bayern Munich Tickets
Saturday, July 20: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid — Houston, NRG Stadium – Buy Bayern Munich v Real Madrid Tickets
Friday, July 26: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid — East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium – Buy Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Tickets