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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Barcelona announce list of football-related events in the USA
From meeting official fan clubs to visiting museum and recording studio
16 July 2022, 21:35
Source: FC Barcelona
With the top management of Barcelona, including President Laporta, going on a tour of the USA, the Club has planned a whole social and commercial program, within which many different events will be held. All for the sake of increasing the popularity of the blaugrana in the country and establishing closer contact with those who support the Club in such a key region from a strategic point of view. And these are not just words – this is the 13th time that Barcelona has visited the United States, and the fifth in the last 10 years. The first visit took place in the distant 1937 year. By the way, former players Giuliano Belletti and Thierry Henry will accompany the Blue Garnets on the US tour.
Briefly consider the cultural program of the Catalans on American soil.
Sunday 17 July
1) Lunch at a restaurant with Penya Barcelonista Miami-Dade
2) Spotify Meet & Greet with Barça players.
3) Visit to the Pérez Art Museum Miami by players and Club management.
Founded in 1984, this museum exhibits works by both contemporary artists and sculptors, as well as those who worked in the 20th century. Mostly, these are works of American and Latin American masters.
© Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba | © Pérez Art Museum Miami
[Left] Belkis Hayon, Untitled, 1993 (collagraph)
Her work is dedicated to the secret Afro-Cuban society Abaqua. This painting depicts Princess Sikan, the only woman who has ever been a member of this brotherhood.
[Right] George Segal, Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987
The sculpture tells the classic biblical story of how Abraham, at the request of his wife, drove his mistress Hagar and their illegitimate son Ishmael into the desert to become the sole heir his other son is the legitimate-born Isaac. It is believed that Ishmael became the progenitor of all Muslims, and Isaac – the Jews.
© José Bedia | © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
[Left] José Bedia, Mother Wants Blood, the Blood of Her Bull, 1988 (acrylic)
Self-portrait of the artist with an empty nganga ritual cup ready to be filled.
[Right] Fernand Léger, Women and Parrot, 1951/52 (ceramic panel)
This French painter and sculptor was a forerunner of pop art.
Monday 18 July
Clinic at Barça Academy Pro Miami with Juliano Belletti and Thierry Henry.
Wednesday, July 20
Spotify Event at Four Seasons Hotel
Friday, July 22
Thursday 28 July
1) Visit to the iconic Spotify Electric Lady Studios (Manhattan). Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder and other legends recorded their hits here, as well as contemporary artists like Adele, Kanye West and Lady Gaga.
2) Visit Nike House of Innovation (NYC 000). Here you can get acquainted with the latest developments of the company, evaluate the world’s largest collection of Nike sports shoes, as well as customize the product to suit your needs.
Eddie Lee (Hypebeast)
3) VIP gala dinner. Club Foundation event at Rockefeller Center celebrating the agreement with ACNUR (UNHCR), a UN refugee organization. 9Friday 29 July
1) Clinic at Barça Academy Pro New York with Juliano Belletti and Thierry Henry.
2) Meeting with New York and New Jersey singers at Smithfield Hall (New York).
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