Barcelona fc tour usa: FC Barcelona planning a tour to the United States

Barça will return to the United States in July for their pre-season tour


Published:8/04/2023 – 19:37h

Updated:8/04/2023 – 19:37h

FC Barcelona will repeat, for the second consecutive year, the American pre-season tour in July. It will be between the 19th and the 30th, with three or four friendlies to be confirmed. One of them aims to be, again, against Real Madrid in Las Vegas

Calendar of FC Barcelona

The directive of the FC Barcelona has defined the dates of turns it American of pre-season 2023. To the equal that the past year, the staff will travel to the United States to contest three or four friendly between the 19 and on 30 July, this time having to the coast North American west like headquarters of the camp blaugrana, with the aim to reduce the hours of trip in American floor.

With rivals for defining, the Barça expects to repeat the Classical in The Vegas in front of the Real Madrid, because of the big success that had the meeting contested on 23 July of the year happened home full in the Allegiant Stadium of Nevada, in front of more than 65. 000 fanatical. The idea of the managerial is to emulate the plan of the ‘White House’ the past summer, since the ones of Carlo Ancelotti installed in California to play three parties in San Francisco, Los Angeles and The Vegas.

The Barça will not travel so much this year

In 2022, the directive installed the basic camp culé in Miami, where the ones of Xavi Hernández confronted to the Inter of David Beckham. Afterwards it came the Classical in front of the Madrid and the party in front of the Juventus in Los Angeles, closing with another duel in front of a team of the MLS in New York (the NY Network Bull). In total, the Barça added three triumphs and a tie in American floor, leaving good feelings with the debut of the majority of reinforcements fichados in summer.

This year, the market aims to fewer signings, although Xavi prioritises the arrival of five reinforcements to go back to compete in Europe. The problems of the club with the Fair Play financial limit the margin salarial to close shopping and renewals, but it ingresado as a result of turns it North American well can help to the finances of a Barcelona that left to perceive several millions when remaining was tempranamente in the Champions and the Europe League.

The Gamper and LaLiga to begin August

With the start of LaLiga programmed for the weekend of the 12 and on 13 August, the Barça has to look for place in the calendar for the dispute of Joan Gamper once return of turns it American. In 2022 it finished contesting on 7 August in front of the Cougars of the UNAM of Mexico, after the slam of the Rome of José Mourinho. This year, the traditional friendly that gives official start to the season culé will have to contest in Montjuïc, headquarters of the club during the remodelings of the Spotify Camp Nou until finals of 2024.

  • Classified in:
  • Xavi Hernández

Barcelona’s 2022 US tour features stops in Florida and New Jersey


by Kyle Fansler

After being unable to travel to the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona’s US tour starts anew this summer.

In mid- to late-July, the 26-time LaLiga champion makes its fifth trip to the U.S. in the last eight years. The American market is one of Barcelona’s targets for its international brand growth. With trips in 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Catalans are committed to the United States.

In those trips, Barcelona played against a number of famous opponents in front of massive crowds. In 2017, Barcelona played Real Madrid in the first El Clásico not on Spanish soil. Other matches included Napoli, Manchester United and Juventus.

This summer, Barcelona travels to the United States to play a pair of MLS teams. However, it is not necessarily the first time. On July 19, DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale hosts Barcelona’s battle against Inter Miami. David Beckham and Phil Neville have a history of facing Barcelona. Neville and Beckham were both part of the squads that saw a combined 12 goals over two group stage games between United and Barcelona in the 1998/99 Champions League.

FC Barcelona heading to United States this summer
Barcelona’s U.S. Tour:

See Blaugrana in person

Tickets on sale

Inter Miami only formed in 2018, making this the first game between the two. Eleven days later, Barcelona’s 2022 US tour rolls into New York. For the third time, Barcelona takes on New York Red Bulls. It has been a while. The two clubs faced off during Barcelona’s US tours in 2006 and 2008 at Metlife Stadium. Current Barcelona manager Xavi featured in both of those games, which Barcelona won 4-1 and 6-2.

Potential third fixture

Something to note about Barcelona’s announcement is that the club mentioned its number of games. During each of the previous visits stateside, Barcelona played three games. The club only announced two games in this tour.

So, that leaves the potential for a third game. Early reports are another El Clásico against Real Madrid. This time, if reports are true, the two Spanish giants are set to meet at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. This stadium hosted a number of soccer games last summer, particularly regarding the success of the United States Men’s National Team. This would be the second El Clásico in the United States, and just the third outside of Spain. The two sides met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the Supercopa de España semifinals.

No date has been released yet. However, it would certainly be the biggest game for Barcelona’s 2022 US tour. Plus, it would likely be the biggest offseason game in the world of soccer throughout the summer.

Players to feature in Barcelona’s 2022 US tour

In the past, fans got to look forward to Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Granted, all those players are gone.

However, the club has a number of young and promising players that are on the track to being world-beaters.

Barcelona tour dates

Date Opponent City Tickets
July 19 Inter Miami Fort Lauderdale, FL Find tickets
July 30 New York Red Bulls Harrison, NJ Find tickets


Pedri, for example, is already an elite midfielder at the age of 19. His play in the midfield allowed Barcelona to battle back from early season struggles in the past campaign to finish second in the league.

Ansu Fati has the burden on his shoulders to be the next Lionel Messi. An injury-laden start to his young career caused Barcelona fans to wait a little longer for his breakthrough. However, when Fati does play, he shows how special his talent is.

Both of these players suffered injuries throughout 2021/22. Therefore Barcelona’s 2022 US tour is a good chance for game action ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League in the coming season.

These are the major names, but other talents could be poised for a strong 2022/23, which starts here in the United States with the preseason.

Special offer for World Soccer Talk visitors
Get $20 off your purchase

New customers, get $20 off your $200+ ticket order. Use promo code: SOCCERTALK20

Get discount

Gavi and Alejandro Balde are two more teenagers with first-team experience already.

Then, of course, there are the more established players that draw in the headlines. Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba are mainstays in the Barcelona starting XI, as they have for years. Then, there are the question marks. Frenkie De Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele all may not be at the Nou Camp next season. Neymar famously played his last game for Barcelona in the United States against Real Madrid. This is a real possibility for Barcelona’s potential departures.

PHOTO: Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, Women’s World Cup, Euro 2024 & Gold Cup

Try It Free

The New Home of MLS
  • Price: $14.99/mo. for MLS Season Pass
  • Watch every MLS game including playoffs & Leagues Cup

Browse Offers

Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $12. 99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & FA Cup

Browse Offers

2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & Brasileirāo

Try It Free

175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season

Browse Offers

  • Related Topics
  • Barcelona
  • Featured
  • Inter Miami
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • New York
  • New York Red Bulls
  • real madrid
  • tour
  • United States

Barcelona announce list of football-related events in the USA

From meeting official fan clubs to visiting museum and recording studio