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FAQs Behind the Summer's Top US Soccer Event - Guinness International Champions

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be a major draw in Dallas
Cristiano Ronaldo will be a major draw in Dallas
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What is this sporting event?

The Guinness International Champions Cup is the biggest international club soccer tournament held in the United States. The tournament hosts eight elite club teams from Europe and is held annually during the summertime. This year’s International Champions Cup is the second edition in which Real Madrid from Spain is the defending champion.

Who is playing in this tournament?

Eight of the top European teams are playing in the Guinness International Champions Cup this summer in the US. The teams to play in this year’s edition include defending champions Real Madrid from Spain; Manchester United, Liverpool FC and Manchester City from England; AC Milan, AS Roma and Inter Milan from Italy; and Olympiacos from Greece. These teams will battle it out for pride in front of US soccer spectators.

Where are the venues for the tournament?

The venues include Citi Field in New York, NY, Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA, Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, FedExField in Washington D.C., Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX, Yankee Stadium in New York, NY, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, TCF Bank Field in Minneapolis, MN, Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, and Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. The last venue, Sun Life Stadium, will be holding the final of this international soccer club tournament.

How do I get tickets?

The best way to get tickets is to go the Guinness International Champions Cup page on Once there, click on the Select Tickets option along the right side.

Which are the best match-ups?

In this tournament, all of the match-ups are considered to be top of the line match-ups since all of the teams are top dogs from Europe. However, one of the most anticipated matches is the Real Madrid, the defending champion of this tournament and currently the UEFA Champions League champion, versus AS Roma, who is the elite Italian team in this tournament. Roma came in second place last year in Italy, but it is the strongest Italian team in this tournament and is predicted to give Real Madrid quite a game. Also, Manchester City versus Liverpool FC will be a good match since these two teams are rivals in the English Premier league.

Why should I attend?

One must attend because this is some of the most elite soccer in one tournament. What better way to spend a summer than to watch top soccer clubs battle it out for one title? Even if you don’t like soccer right now, the Guinness International Champions Cup will change that after seeing the best play against the best.

For more updates be sure to follow the International Champions Cup on Facebook and Twitter.

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