The Catalan giants, fresh from their European and Spanish conquests will set foot on American shores later this July. Their US campaign will kick off on 21st July when they face LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. (Will we see Steven Gerrard play for his new American club?). They clash with Manchester United four days later on July 25th at Levi’s stadium, San Francisco in their Barcelona FC fixtures list. Levi’s stadium is home to American football club San Francisco 49ers.
The Blaugrana will then travel to Washington, D.C. where they will face English Premier League champions Chelsea on the 29th. The match will be played at FedEx Field, home to another famous name of American football, Washington Redskins.
The American tour will be part of their participation in the 3rd edition of the North American Inter-nation Champions Cup, a tournament organized by Relevant Sports, a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm.
Despite the American women’s team having won the World Cup on three occasion and numerous European players taking part in the domestic club circuit over the years, the universally beautifully game of soccer hasn’t exactly captured the male imagination of the United States. The assemblage of the world’s greatest talents in July in the form of Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea could change American perceptions about the game up to some extent. But one thing is certain. The matches featuring Messi & co will be absolutely sell-outs. Hope the Blaugrana make an impact on the men folk in the land of NBA, baseball and American football.
After their American sojourn, Barcelona FC will make an inter-continental journey back to Europe and will land in Florence, Italy, in early August where they play local club, ACF Fiorentina, on the 2nd of that month. After that they return to Spain where they play Athletic Bilbao on August 8 and face Europa Cup champions and staunch La Liga rivals, Sevilla, on the 11th.
FC Barcelona introduces second kit for 2015/16 season
Team members and fans of Barca have been presented with a second kit in the form of a gold coloured shirt that went on sale at the club’s flagship store FCBotiga last week. The Barcelona new shirt colour is inspired by the flag of Catalonia will be seen on the backs of Barcelona players next season.
The first kit that consisted of a jersey with horizontal blue and maroon stripes had gone on sale earlier this May.