International Champions Cup preview: MLS, Premier League clubs face busy week


Just one Premier League club and a pair of Major League Soccer sides have begun their run through the International Champions Cup, but the schedule heats up this week in both the United States and Europe.

Club America was the opponent in both a 1-0 loss to Manchester United and a 2-1 loss to the L.A. Galaxy, while the Mexican side picked up a 2-1 victory over San Jose at Avaya Stadium last Tuesday.

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Fast forward a week, and three Premier League sides are in action, with the Galaxy and San Jose getting significant upgrades in opponents. L.A. will face Barcelona, while the Quakes entertain Manchester United.

Chelsea will have a look at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday before heading South to face PSG on Saturday, while Man City has a pair of matches Down Under.

Tuesday, July 21
Roma vs. Manchester City in Melbourne
PSG vs. Fiorentina at Red Bull Arena, NJ
Barcelona vs. L.A. Galaxy at Rose Bowl, Calif.
Manchester United at San Jose Earthquakes

Wednesday, July 22
Chelsea at New York Red Bulls

Friday, July 24
Benfica vs. Fiorentina in Connecticut
Barcelona vs. Manchester United in Santa Clara, Calif.
Manchester City vs. Real Madrid in Melbourne

Saturday, July 25
Chelsea vs. PSG in Charlotte
Milan vs. Inter Milan in Shenzen, China

Sunday, July 26
Benfica at New York Red Bulls