United States Geared For Influx Of Star Names This Summer As Europe’s Elite Prepare For Pre-Season.
Football, or should we say soccer in respect to our transatlantic friends over in the United States, who can look forward to a summer of household names jetting in from Europe for their pre-season tours in preparation for the 2011/12 season.
The US has proved to be a lucrative market in the last ten years with many of the continents top clubs participating in numerous pre-season friendlies and tours that have built bridges with the North-American football fans by giving them an opportunity to view the sport’s top names.
Last year Real Madrid toured the States along with Premier League duo Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City who took part in ‘The New York Football Challenge 2010’ along with Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon and the hosts New York Red Bulls.
It has already been confirmed that Barcelona will be jetting in from Catalonia to partake in a tournament involving fellow giants of European football Manchester United and AC Milan with Mexico’s Club America representing the hosting continent.
The competition will kick-off with a tantalising yet beautiful fixture between Barca and The Red Devils in the capital city of Washington DC at the end of July. Pep Guardiola’s side will then face Milan in Miami before bringing the tour to a conclusion against Club America in Dallas, Texas.
Barcelona fixtures and dates:
- July 30th – Manchester United vs FC Barcelona – Washington DC.
- August 3rd – AC Milan vs FC Barcelona – Miami, Florida.
- August 6th – Club America vs FC Barcelona – Dallas, Texas.
Other dates and fixtures involving Manchester United, AC Milan and Club America have yet to be confirmed.
It is rumoured that a number of various clubs are contemplating their tours in the US this summer and Soccerlens will continue to keep you updated in the coming weeks.