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Galaxy to join foreign powers in new summer tourney
by Paul Kennedy, April 17th, 2013 12:54AM
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[GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP] The LA Galaxy will be the lone MLS representative in the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup, an eight-team summer tournament that will serve as a preseason competition for European clubs. Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Juventus were the first three European clubs announced for the tournament that will begin with group play in East Coast and West Coast locations and conclude at Miami's Sun Life Stadium Aug. 6-7.

Relevent Sports, the soccer arm of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ RSE Ventures, will promote the tournament, which will begin with matches in Europe on July 27 and continue with games in Phoenix, San Francisco and Indianapolis before moving to Los Angeles and New York for the semifinals Aug. 3 and 4.

"The United States has never seen a club soccer tournament of this caliber," said Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano. "It will give fans the chance to see some of the greatest soccer players on earth."

The venture isn't the first time that these foreign teams will have toured the United States, and it isn't the first major summer tournament.

The ChampionsWorld Series drew huge crowds in 2003 and 2004 before the company organizing the tour, Stillitano's ChampionsWorld, went bankrupt.

Fox Soccer will televise 11 of the tournament games live.



4 comments
  1. ROBERT BOND
    commented on: April 17, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
    Please let die Roten be one! Love your show, Charlie, just can't stand to call in since Chelsea won, might have to talk to Neal.......
  1. Alexander Lozano
    commented on: April 17, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.
    Just hope that the European clubs bring their "A" teams to the USA...otherwise, sounds like a good deal & being a Galaxy fan, should be great opportunity to measure ourselves!
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: April 17, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.
    The Euro-teams will be in pre-season mode; don't expect them to perform at cup-final-mode. And still, they will put on a show of technical efficacy.
  1. Brandon Robinson
    commented on: April 17, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.
    Can not wait for this tournament to get to Miami! So glad Sun Life Stadium is providing South Florida with such an amazing event! I cant wait to go and Im so excited to watch these teams! Thanks Sun Life!

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