Galaxy to play in summer tournament with European giants

Galaxy to join Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and others in this summer's International Champions Cup

The Galaxy will play in this summer’s International Champions Cup, joining a 10-team field that includes European giants Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Porto as well as Mexico’s Club America and the San Jose Earthquakes and New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

The tournament will be played from July 11 to Aug. 5 at sites across the U.S.

The 10 participating teams have won a total of 91 domestic league titles, 98 domestic cup titles, 10 UEFA Champions League titles and six CONCACAF Champions League titles. The tournament’s return for a third summer adds to an already crowded schedule that includes the women’s World Cup in Canada in June and July and July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

"The last two years have demonstrated the thirst for soccer in the United States,” David Tyler, chief executive of Relevent Sports, said in a statement. "The clubs participating in the International Champions Cup this year are some of the most storied and well-known in the entire world. Through our tournament and commitment to putting the best product and teams on the pitch, we will continue to grow soccer both domestically and abroad.”

Each participating MLS club will host at least one matchup. Rumors have already begun circulating that the Galaxy would be paired with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. Tournament organizers said additional information on specific matchups, venues and dates would be announced April 28.

Further details about the 2015 International Champions Cup North America, including presale information, can be found at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

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