Real Madrid to play in first-ever soccer event at Dodger Stadium

Gonzalo Higuain and Real Madrid will face Juventus during the first-ever soccer event held at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 3.
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Dodger Stadium will stage a soccer doubleheader on Aug. 3 that will include European giants Real Madrid and Juventus, according to a person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly.

The games will be the first soccer matches played at Dodger Stadium.

Everton of the English Premier League and the Galaxy of Major League Soccer will be the two other teams taking part in the event.

An official announcement is expected Wednesday.

On the day of the games, the Dodgers will be playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Based in Spain’s capital, Real Madrid has won a record nine European championships. But the 32-time Spanish league champion is a team in transition, as it failed to win any major competitions this season and parted ways with tactically brilliant but abrasive manager Jose Mourinho. The turmoil has led to speculation that star striker Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way out, but club President Florentino Perez insisted this week that wasn’t the case.


Juventus won a record 29th Italian league title this season. The Turin-based club has won two European titles.