The United States is trying to capture the soccer high from the appeal of the World Cup. they have starter The International Champions Cup that will be played in various venues throughout the United States. The concept is to take the best 18 teams from each of the European soccer leagues and bring them to cities in the United States for matches that lead up to a winner. Each team will play three matches with the winner getting three points, a draw is worth two points, one for a shootout defeat and none for a loss. At the end of the series, the team with the most points is declared the winner.
Many soccer stars will be playing in this event that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Franck Ribéry. This year, it includes 18 of the world’s most iconic and influential clubs, 90 out of 100 of the world’s top-ranked players and all eight of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists.
Who is in It?
Simply the best in Europe. Real Madrid comes in as the Champions League winner, Manchester City enters as leader of the EPL. and Bayern Munich is defending champions of the Bundesliga. Add Barcelona of La Liga, Juventus for the Italian League, and Athletic Madrid for the Europa League. Paris St. Germain from the French Ligue 1 is also entered. Other world-class teams round out the tourney.
When Is It?
Friday, July 20 – Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund at 9 p.m. ET at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
Edit Final: Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 on a penalty kick.
Sunday, July 22- Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund at 4 p.m. ET at Bank of Marica Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
Wednesday, July 25- Juventus vs. Bayern Munich at 7 p.m. ET in Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, July 25- Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica at 9 p.m. ET in Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, July 25- Manchester City vs Liverpool at 8 p.m. ET in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Wednesday, July 25- Roma vs Tottenham at 10 p.m. ET in SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, CA
Wednesday, July 25- AC Milan vs Manchester United at 1 p.m. ET in the StubHub Center in Carson, CA
Saturday, July 28- Benfica vs Juventus at 1 p.m. ET at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Saturday, July 28- Manchester United vs Liverpool at 5 p.m. ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Saturday, July 28- Bayern Munich vs Manchester City at 7 p.m. ET in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, July 28- Barcelona vs Tottenham at 11 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Tuesday, July 31- Manchester United vs Real Madrid at 8 p.m. ET in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Tuesday, July 31- Tottenham vs AC Milan at 8:30 pm. ET in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, July 31- Barcelona vs Roma at 10 p.m. ET in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Saturday, August 4- Real Madrid vs Juventus at 6 p.m. ET at FedEx Field in Landover, MD
Saturday, August 4- AC Milan vs Barcelona at 8 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, August 4- Real Madrid vs Roma at 8 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
This should be a fun tournament to watch and even better to bet. Keep checking at the KnupSports soccer page as we will keep you abreast of it all.