FC Barcelona now knows that the full schedule of matches listed in July Barcelona in the USA: Summer Tour 2022. In addition to Friendlies have already been announced against Inter Miami on July 19 and New York Red Bulls on July 30Xavi Hernandez will also prepare for next season with matches against Real Madrid on July 23 in Las Vegas and Juventus on July 26 in Dallas.
The second Clasico in the United States
Football fans in the United States will be treated to another Clasico on July 23 at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, which houses 65,000 spectators and is the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
Barcelona and Real Madrid meet on American soil for the second time, having previously met on July 30, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami before selling 64,000 people in a match that the Catalan team won in the end, 3-2 with a goal from Leo Messi, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique. There were two other occasions when the two teams met outside Spain. The most recent was the Spanish Super Cup semi-final match earlier this year in Riyadh, which also ended with a score of 3-2 but this time against Real, while the closest was in Barquisimeto, Venezuela on May 30, 1982, and also ended in a victory for Madrid, in that Time 1-0.
FC Barcelona have visited the US at least 12 times in the past, but this will be their first ever trip to Vegas.
Barcelona vs Juventus at Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Three days later, on July 26, the Blaugrana will face Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
This will be the fifth time that Barcelona meet the Serie A team in the United States. The first two were in 1969, one on May 30 at Yankee Stadium, New York, a 3-2 victory for the Catalans, and another five days later in Chicago, which also ended with Barcelona winning, 1-0. Teams tied 2-2 in 2003 in Boston, and Barcelona won again in 2017, this time 2-1 in MetLife, New Jersey.
Juventus have also been a guest on two occasions in the Joan Gamper Cup, the traditional pre-season event in Barcelona. In 2005 they drew 2-2, with Juventus winning the title on penalties, and in 2021, at the Johan Cruyff Stadium, Barcelona won the match 3-0.
This year’s stadium, the Cotton Bowl, seats 92,100 and has been used by many American and professional football teams over the years, as well as by Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas at the MLS. It also hosted six matches in the 1994 World Cup, including the thrilling quarter-final match in which Brazil defeated the Netherlands 3-2.
These matches against Real Madrid and Juventus are part of the Football Champions Tour, organized by sports and entertainment company AEG, in which Mexican teams Club América and Club Deportivo Guadalajara also participate.
Inter Miami and New York Red Bulls from MLS
Barcelona in the USA: Summer Tour 2022 Previously confirmed matches are completed with MLS Inter Miami FC and New York Red Bulls. The first will be the contender for the first game of the round on July 19 at 7.30pm (local time) at DRV PNK Stadium in Miami. The confrontation with the New York Red Bulls will conclude the tour on July 30 (7.00 local time) in the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey.