Real Madrid, Barcelona set to play in United States for first time since 2019 as part of newly announced event

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Even though there's no World Cup this summer, with the tournament taking place in November and December for the first time ever, fans in the United States will still get to enjoy big-name men's international soccer.

AEG announced a new event on Friday, Soccer Champions Tour, set to take place between July 22-30 in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dallas and Los Angeles. Reigning Champions League and La Liga winners Real Madrid headline the list of teams that will compete in the games, along with Barcelona, Italian giants Juventus and Liga MX’s Club America and Chivas Guadalajara round out the squads.

“Following several years without seeing some of these teams in the United States, we are thrilled to provide the opportunity for soccer fans in the U.S. to once again watch their favorite European and Mexican clubs play in person,” said Tom Braun, AEG Senior Vice President of Soccer & Business Operations and Business Development.

The competition marks the first time Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in the states since 2019. They are set to face off in a preseason El Clásico on July 23 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Here's the full Soccer Champions Tour schedule:

Friday, July 22

Juventus vs. Chivas Guadalajara at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

Saturday, July 23

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

Tuesday, July 26

Real Madrid vs. Club América at Oracle Park, San Francisco

Barcelona vs. Juventus at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas

Saturday, July 30

Real Madrid vs. Juventus at Rose Bowl Stadium, Los Angeles

Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in the United States for the first time since 2019 this summer. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in the United States for the first time since 2019 this summer. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)