ICC Returns: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at MetLife Stadium

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by DAVE MARTINEZ

If big names and world renown clubs are your thing, look no further then MetLife Stadium this summer.

Bayern Munich has announced a mini-tour of America and their participation in the International Champions Cup this summer. Part of that schedule? An enticing encounter in New Jersey, facing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid at MetLife.

“FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are two of the most well known teams in the world and having them square off is a treat for soccer fans in New York and New Jersey,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. “New York and New Jersey are incredible soccer communities with passionate fan bases. We are excited to pit these elite clubs against each other in one of the marquee matches of the 2016 International Champions Cup.”

“Since we opened our New York office, we have seen first-hand how much passion there is for soccer in America and how quickly the sport is growing,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern Munich CEO. “That is why I am extremely excited to come back with the team in July.”

The first of the three matches for Bayern will take place on July 27 at Soldier Field in Chicago against famed Italian side AC Milan as part of the Audi Football Summit Chicago. The second game sees Bayern visit the stadium of NFL Super Bowl finalists Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 30 to play their 2010 Champions League final opponents Inter Milan. The tour culminates in New York on August 3 at MetLife stadium in the Audi Football Summit New York in the high-profile matchup against historic European rivals Real Madrid.

The International Champions Cup will run from July 23August 13 and play matches across the United States — throughout the world, with to-be-announced European locations in play.

Here is the full slate of matches:

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Tickets for Bayern, Madrid will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, April 5 at 10am ET and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. If tickets remain, fans can purchase at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Wednesday, April 6 at 11am ET.

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  • EPL fan

    Finally some real teams not like the Red Bulls or NYCFC although the COSMOS are quite good the last couple of years.

    • slowleftarm

      Oh good, EPL fan back to tell us how everything sucks and is much better in the country he left behind. Fascinating….

      • EPL fan

        any of the team above would destroy the teams in the MLS – MAJOR LEAGUE DISAPPOINTMENT !!!! 20 years of building that crap soccer. hahahahahaaha Loser !

        • slowleftarm

          Yeah EPL looked great in the champions league. That league has been around since 1888 so what’s their excuse?

          • EPL fan

            Please you are embarrassing yourself

            • slowleftarm

              Arsenal v. Barcelona and Chelsea v. PSG looked even more lopsided than the MLS/LigaMX CCL games. Now that’s embarrassing.

              • EPL fan

                no lets talk about the Red Bulls vs any of those teams ACE

                • slowleftarm

                  You’ll have to show me where someone said RBNY could beat these teams – otherwise you are arguing against a straw man. No one has made these arguments that you are trying to rebut. Please pay attention. Thank you.

                  • EPL fan

                    you have been saying this for years. Why do you continually lie ? why ? please explain.

                    • Smith

                      Hi hater, not sure if you remeber, but last summer the mighty blues of Chelsea came to Harrison and got beat by those terrible Red Bulls… And it wasn’t a B team either. Fabregas, Costa, Oscar, Willian, Zouma, Ivanovic all played.

                    • Smith

                      Please do yourself and everyone else a favor and go cry in your pillow, not your keyboard.

                    • The Don

                      You are disappointing me with your attitude.

                    • slowleftarm

                      This schtick is tired.

                    • The Don

                      You are talking to THE DON in this way ? I am not happy with you.

                    • slowleftarm

                      It was ok a few times but at least say something original. It just isn’t funny.

                    • The DON

                      You will not be made captain as a result of this.

                    • slowleftarm

                      Trust me dude – this is old. Try something new.

                    • Sammy the Bull

                      Slow chill.

  • Garber

    This is not approved by me.
    I am resoonsible for everything soccer in america. I attend all the FIFA meetings I dont need to be in.

    • Don

      We must add team Garber aka NYCFC to the tournament. What’s wrong with you people?

  • Sammy the Red Bull

    I am just glad the NYRB won’t be interupting their season again with this useless tournament. Though, I am sure the boys over at Once a Metro will be disappointed, the ICC Tournament was like their wet dream.

    No MLS teams should be playing exhibition games in the middle of the season, in what is already a congested fixture list.

  • Dax

    We must defeat these foreign visitors.
    I am so jealous they fill Metlife Stadium. We have the supporters shield!!!
    Hear me roar!!!!

  • C Burnette

    I would rather watch the golden girls repeats than MLS.

  • Dale Jr.

    20 Years of MLS this is what NY area has to show for it.
    Part 1
    -A team with two names, two stadiums and a revolving door for coaches ( Bruce Arena, Bora Milutinovic, Carlos Queiroz, Bob Bradley, Hans Backe, Juan Osorio, Eddie Firmani, Calros Alberto Parreira, Alfonso Mondelo, Mo Johnston, Mike Petke, the current dude)
    Goose Eggs for MLS Cups

    Part 2

    MLS takes THAT successful formula and poof…TEAM GARBER. Horrible stadium. 2nd coach in as mean years of existence.
    Ugly Red Headed Stepchild to both parent companies.

    It’s a broken record with the MLS…keeps playing the same tune over and over and over and over……

    KEEP THE INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS COMING PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

  • Blythe

    Does anyone know if Cristiano will be joining his team for this? My little boy is dreaming of seeing him play in person and would be disappointed if he did not show up. I realize it’s not a “big” game, but I think he should come.

  • Sandro

    Does Ronaldo will play!?
    Any one knows!?

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