The New York Red Bulls and Relevent Sports announced today the club's opponents for this summer's International Champions Cup presented by Guinness. The Red Bulls will take on English Premier League side Chelsea FC and Portuguese outfit FC Porto at Red Bull Arena this July.New York will face Chelsea on Wednesday, July 22, and Porto on Sunday, July 26. RBA will also host a third ICC match, with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain taking on ACF Fiorentina from Serie A, Italy's top league on Tuesday, July 21.
2015 Red Bulls Season Ticket Holders will enjoy the Red Bulls vs. Porto game as part of their Season Ticket Package. As an added bonus, Red Bulls Season Ticket Holders will also receive tickets to the PSG-Fiorentina matchup, as well as an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale window to purchase tickets for the Red Bulls vs. Chelsea FC match. More details on the pre-sale, as well as other offers for partial season ticket holders, training partners, and group buyers will be announced at a later date.
The matches bring three 2015 UEFA Champions League opponents to Red Bull Arena in Chelsea, Porto and PSG. In all, ten clubs from across the globe will participate in the highly anticipated summer tournament, including teams from Spain, England, Portugal, Mexico and Italy. The Red Bulls are one of three Major League Soccer teams invited to compete. In addition to those listed above, the tournament also includes storied European clubs FC Barcelona and Manchester United. The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes will represent MLS alongside New York.
Fans can still purchase Red Bulls season ticket packages now to participate in these benefits by visiting www.newyorkredbulls.com/tickets or calling 877.RB.SOCCER
ICC at Red Bull Arena schedule
- Tuesday, July 21: ACF Fiorentina v Paris Saint-Germain FC
- Wednesday, July 22: New York Red Bulls v Chelsea FC
- Sunday, July 26: New York Red Bulls v FC Porto
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 20 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named.
About the International Champions Cup North America
The International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup brings the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Australia, Europe and China.
Last year, the International Champions Cup featured premier European clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City, AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan and Olympiacos. The tournament, played across 13 North American cities, saw Manchester United go undefeated en route to the championship. The International Champions Cup also featured the largest attended soccer match in United States history, when 109,318 fans packed the "Big House" at the University of Michigan to witness Manchester United defeat Real Madrid. The inaugural tournament in 2013 featured eight clubs - Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Valencia, Everton and the L.A. Galaxy. It concluded with Real Madrid's victory over Chelsea in front of nearly 70,000 fans.
Since its inception in 2013, more than one million fans have packed stadiums to watch clubs compete in the International Champions Cup, along with more than 700 million households watching worldwide. In 2015, the tournament will expand to Asia and Australia, as it continues to grow rapidly and attract fans from all over the world.