SOCCER

Real Madrid, Barcelona To Meet In Las Vegas During US Tour

Jun 10, 2022, 10:09 AM
Real-Madrid-Barcelona...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Barcelona battles for possession with Casemiro of Real Madrid during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 20, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in an exhibition July 23 in Las Vegas in just the second edition of the El Clásico rivalry on U.S. soil.

The Spanish superpowers will visit Allegiant Stadium, the 2-year-old home of the NFL’s Raiders just off the Las Vegas Strip, as part of a summer tour also featuring Juventus and Mexican powers Chivas and Club América across five U.S. cities.

Barcelona and Juventus will meet at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium on July 26, while UEFA Champions League winners Real will face Juventus at the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on July 30.

The three European giants are traveling to the U.S. as part of the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour formally launched Friday by sports entertainment conglomerate AEG.

Juventus also will play Chivas in Las Vegas on July 22, while Madrid will face América at Oracle Park in San Francisco on July 26.

Summer tours of the lucrative U.S. market for foreign teams are back in full force after a two-year slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the teams in the Soccer Champions Tour also have scheduled additional exhibitions, while Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Premier League champs Manchester City are among several other major European clubs playing in the U.S. next month.

Barcelona and Madrid met on U.S. soil for the first time in the summer of 2017, and over 66,000 fans paid hefty ticket prices to pack Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium for Barca’s 3-2 victory. The archrivals hadn’t met outside Spain in 35 years before that exhibition as part of the International Champions Cup.

Barcelona is also scheduled to face David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS club on July 19 before wrapping up its summer tour against MLS’ New York Red Bulls on July 30.

Soccer

United-States-World-Cup-Dream-Over...
Tom Hackett

United States World Cup Dream Ends Against The Dutch

The United States World Cup dream has concluded in the Round of 16 following a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands.
23 hours ago
Gregg-Berhalter-Walks-Sideline-2022-FIFA-World-Cup...
Ronald Blum, AP

Gregg Berhalter To Draw On Dutch Lessons At World Cup

Gregg Berhalter felt like a student when he signed with the Dutch club Zwolle 28 years ago, now he prepares to beat them at the World Cup.
2 days ago
World-Cup-FIFA-South-Korea-Beats-Portugal...
Steve Douglas, AP

South Korea Advances At World Cup After Stoppage-Time Winner

South Korea advances at the World Cup following an unlikely win against Portugal and as a result kicked Uruguay out of the knockout rounds.
2 days ago
USA-Fan-Wearing-Cheesehead-Celebrates-In-Qatar...
Associated Press, AP

USA World Cup Win Over Iran Draws 15.5M Via Broadcasts

The United States' 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup was seen by nearly 15.5 million people via USA broadcasts.
3 days ago
Japan-Celebrates-Another-Shocking-World-Cup-Victory-This-Time-Against-Spain...
Tales Azzoni, AP

Japan Beats Spain 2-1 As Both Teams Advance At World Cup

A week after beating Germany, Japan shocks the world again with a victory over Spain in the final group E game at the World Cup.
3 days ago
Germany-Applauds-Fans-World-Cup...
James Robson, AP

Germany Out Of World Cup Despite 4-2 Win Over Costa Rica

Germany was eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup for the second tournament in a row after defeats to Costa Rica and Japan.
3 days ago
Real Madrid, Barcelona To Meet In Las Vegas During US Tour