Soccer tournament confirmed that includes Galaxy, Real Madrid

The Galaxy and Real Madrid will be among eight teams participating in a new international soccer tournament this summer that mostly will take place in six U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, it was announced Wednesday.

Confirming earlier media reports, Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, said the Guinness International Champions Cup also would include Juventus and Inter Milan of Italy. The other four teams will be announced May 7.

Most of the games will be televised on Fox Soccer and seen in 151 countries, officials said.

The tournament will open with one match July 27 in a European city yet to be determined, then move to the United States for additional first-round games in Phoenix, San Francisco and Indianapolis.

The semifinals then will take place in Los Angeles and New York on Aug. 3-4, and the event will culminate with all eight teams playing Aug. 6-7 for the championship and consolation awards at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

"This tournament will set the gold standard for club soccer in the United States," RSE Ventures Chief Executive Matt Higgins said in a statement. RSE is a sports and entertainment company co-founded by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.


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