Soccer Champions Tour 2022 is a new global football event taking place between Friday 22 July and Saturday 30 July. World’s most iconic football clubs competing in top–class club friendly matches in this new event.
Hopefully, Soccer Champions 2022 will become an unforgettable movement for the five best football clubs to showcase legends and champions, new signings, the brightest stars of the game, and rivalries both new and classic Soccer Champions Tour, a new marquee, global pre-season event, will feature the likes of three European powerhouses, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
From Friday, July 22 to Saturday, July 30, fans in Las Vegas, Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles will join in the passion of soccer at the highest level. Try to be among them as European soccer returns emphatically to the States.
These world’s most well-known soccer clubs competing in top-tier matches in the Soccer Champions Tour 2022 are La Liga and UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid CF, La Liga powerhouse FC Barcelona, Serie A’s Juventus, and Liga MX’s Club América and Club Deportivo Guadalajara.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus are the main clubs to feature in the Inaugural Season.
“AEG is excited to launch this unparalleled soccer tour as five of the most exceptional soccer clubs in the world return to the United States this summer,” said Tom Braun, AEG Senior Vice President of Soccer & Business Operations and Business Development.
Actually, it’s been several years without seeing these teams in the United States. We are very interested and thrilled to provide the opportunity for soccer fans in the United States to watch and enjoy their favourite European and Mexican clubs playing live in person.
This year’s American El Clásico is part of a five-game, five-team slate called the “Soccer Champions Tour.” It’s being organized by LA Galaxy owner AEG and will also feature Juventus, Club América, and Chivas de Guadalajara playing games in Vegas, Dallas, and California.
Barcelona and Madrid last toured the U.S. in 2019, although they didn’t face each other. Madrid took part in the final ICC while Barça played Napoli in a couple of friendly matches. Their respective fortunes have diverged since then. Madrid won La Liga in 2020 and just completed the La Liga and UEFA Champions League double this season.
Both Barcelona and Juventus have Americans on the books, although neither is guaranteed to be with the club come the summer. Defender Dest, 21, made 31 appearances for Barça but suffered multiple injuries and then missed the final month of the season and the current U.S. national team club with a hamstring issue. Midfielder Weston McKennie, 23, made 29 appearances for Juve in his second season in Turin, scoring four goals, before breaking his foot in February. He’s now back on the field and in camp with the U.S.
The Venues For Soccer Champions Tour
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and home to the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium is an award-winning global events destination. The fully enclosed stadium, which won “Best Venue” honours at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is also home to the UNLV Rebels football team and has hosted premier concerts and sporting events including the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final, Pac-12 Championship Game, Las Vegas Bowl, and WWE Summer Slam.
The venue also hosted the NFL Pro Bowl in 2022 and has been selected to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.
San Francisco’s Oracle Park is a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 65 million spectators have attended San Francisco Giants games, including a franchise-record 107-win season in 2021 and three World Series Championships (2010, 2012 & 2014). The ballpark has also played host to some of music’s biggest acts and was the site of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The Cotton Bowl Stadium has been an iconic part of Dallas since it opened in 1930. Located at Fair Park, the site of the State Fair of Texas, the outdoor stadium is best known for its football and has been home to the SMU Mustangs, the Dallas Cowboys, the annual Red River Rivalry game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners, the State Fair Classic game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Prairie View A&M University Panthers and, from 1937-2009, the Cotton Bowl Classic. It has hosted 1994 FIFA World Cup games, Concacaf Gold Cup games, Major League Soccer matches & a number of concerts including Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones.
The Soccer Champions Tour will be part of what is becoming a busy summer for U.S. friendlies the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also coming over. With the World Cup pushed back to November-December, there’s no major men’s event to compress the schedule, and well-known clubs appear eager to tap back into the American market after two pandemic summers. So this is the first Soccer Champions Tour 2022
Game Schedules For Soccer Champions Tour
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, July 22 – 8:00 PM PT
Juventus and Chivas de Guadalajara kick off the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour in Vegas – their first matchup stateside in over a decade, and only the second ever meeting between the two iconic clubs.
Juventus won 2-0 against Chivas in Preseason Friendly Match yesterday 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 23 – 8:00 PM PT
Three words – Real. Barca. Vegas. The 2022 La Liga and UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid CF welcome FC Barcelona in the Mojave Desert for the premier exhibition of the summer soccer calendar.
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, July 26 – 7:30 PM PT
Real Madrid CF and Club América will square off in San Francisco’s Oracle Park. These unfamiliar foes will look to create a new headline in only their second-ever matchup after the 2016 Club World Cup Final.
COTTON BOWL STADIUM
Tuesday, July 26 – 7:30 PM CT
Cotton Bowl Stadium plays host to titans of the Spanish and Italian leagues in FC Barcelona and Juventus, each ahead of exciting campaigns to return to their rightful places of glory in the global game.
ROSE BOWL STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 30 – 7:00 PM PT
The 2022 edition of the Soccer Champions Tour concludes in the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, as Real Madrid CF welcomes Juventus to one of North America’s most storied sports venues.