ESPN Goes All In for ICC


By EoS Staff

ICC logoSoccer never sleeps.

If it’s the middle of the summer it’s time for a money-spinning visit to the United States (plus China and Singapore) for a collection of the some of the top soccer teams in the world — the International Champions Cup.

This year’s edition, the fifth since it began in 2013, offers 19 matches over two weeks beginning on Tuesday, July 18 and ends on July 30. The ESPN family of networks (ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, plus the ESPN smartphone app) will carry the games, beginning with the match between Milan and Borussia Dortmund from Guangzhou, China.

Along the way, there will be remote versions of the Manchester Derby (United vs. City, July 20, Houston), El Clásico (Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, July 29, Miami) and an Italian feature (Juventus vs. Roma, July 30, Foxborough, Mass.).

The event also features several matches between the international powers and Major League Soccer teams, including Real Madrid’s encounter with the MLS all-star team in Chicago on Aug. 2. It all starts when Manchester United visits the Los Angeles Galaxy tonight (Saturday, July 19), followed by United’s match at Real Salt Lake (Monday, July 17).

Below is the schedule of matches on across ESPN networks (all times Eastern):

July 18, 7:15 a.m. Milan vs. Borussia Dortmund

July 19, 7:15 a.m. Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal

July 19, 8 p.m. Roma vs. Paris St. Germain

July 20, 10 p.m. Manchester United vs. Manchester City

July 22, 5:30 a.m. Bayern Munich vs. Milan

July 22, 6 p.m. Barcelona vs. Juventus

July 22, 8 p.m. Paris St. Germain vs. Tottenham

July 23, 5 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Manchester United

July 24, 8 a.m. Inter vs. Lyon

July 25, 7:30 a.m. Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich

July 25, 8 p.m. Tottenham vs. Roma

July 26, 7:30 p.m. Barcelona vs. Manchester United

July 26, 9 p.m. Paris St. Germain vs. Juventus

July 26, 11:30 p.m. Manchester City vs. Real Madrid

July 27, 7:30 a.m. Bayern Munich vs. Inter

July 29, 7:30 a.m. Chelsea vs. Inter

July 29, 6 p.m. Tottenham vs. Manchester City

July 29, 7:30 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

July 30, 4 p.m. Roma vs. Juventus

The series of preseason matches concludes with Manchester United facing Italy’s Sampdoria in Dublin on Aug. 2 (2:30 p.m.) and Tottenham vs. Juventus at Wembley Stadium in London on Aug. 5 (12:25 p.m.).

*Note: Game times were provided by ESPN, and may not necessarily be the exact kickoff times. Tune in at your own risk.

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