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AS Roma USA Tour

Champions League semi-finalists AS Roma will participate in the 2018 International Champions Cup this summer in America.

Also taking part are Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica and Atletico Madrid.

Roma fans will have three blockbuster games to look forward to as Eusebio Di Francesco’s side face Tottenham in San Diego on July 25, Barcelona in Arlington Texas on July 31 and finish with a game against Real Madrid in New Jersey on August 7.

“To be considered among the biggest sides in the world is something to be proud of,” Roma Chief Executive Umberto Gandini told the club’s official website.

“We have once again been invited to take part and it is, without doubt, a great acknowledgement of the work this club is doing both on and off the pitch.

“I have learned, from my experiences, that going up against sides of the same level and preparation allows you to work better: battling teams in a professional setting at the highest level is an advantage.

“If pre-season is done exclusively against sides of a slightly lower level can be problematic, because sometimes you lack the habits gained by stiff competition. Playing top-quality exhibition games against elite sides gives you the chance to get used to the level that always presents itself once the campaign gets underway, in Europe and at home.

“As we know, our bond with the United States is very strong, because of both our owner Jim Pallotta and many of our board members. We have another chance, therefore, to meet with many of our stakeholders and work on a number of important steps for the club as a business, to build and sustain it.

“Just as Roma represents the city of Rome in the US and around the world, a great number of tourists who visit the capital over the course of any given year come from the United States. So this is another opportunity to strengthen and broaden the bonds that exist between all these parties.

“We are extremely pleased to bring our club and our players closer to fans who support us so passionately from afar for much of the year. Our support continues to grow, thanks in large part to great performances on the pitch like those against Barcelona, which has generated more passion and attention both in Italy and around the world. Being able to see, first-hand, how Roma’s reputation is growing around the world is always a beautiful thing.”

Roma USA Tour Schedule