Olympiacos to meet AC Milan at Citi Field as part of Guinness International Champions Cup

Daniele Bonera of AC Milan

Photo by Paul Greenwood/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

You can add another game to the long list of summer matches being played in the United States.

Relevent Sports announced on Tuesday that Greek club Olympiacos will take on AC Milan at Citi Field in New York on July 24. The game will be part of this year’s Guinness International Champions Cup.

“The large Greek and Italian populations in New York will make this game an international spectacle,” said Relevent Sports Chief Executive Officer Charlie Stillitano in a statement.  “Olympiacos has not played a game in the New York area in decades and we anticipate a sellout with these two Champions League heavyweights.”

The Guinness International Champions Cup is an eight-team tournament this year and it will also feature Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, AS Roma and Inter Milan.

Matches will be held all across the United States, including in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami.

What do you think of this Olympiacos-AC Milan showdown? Planning on attending? Expecting the game to be well-attended?

Share your thoughts below.

This entry was posted in European Soccer, International Soccer. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Olympiacos to meet AC Milan at Citi Field as part of Guinness International Champions Cup

  1. George says:

    I can’t wait! I live in Tampa and I’m planning on attending the final in Miami. What a great summer of soccer action we have to look forward to. Guinness ICC,MLS,World Cup,NASL,USL Pro.

  2. midwest ref says:

    I wish they would officially announce the time, and location of the Real Madrid v. Man Und game on Aug. 4. Speculation is in Ann Arbor, but there has been no official news.

  3. nato says:

    why are the tickets so expensive?

  4. AcidBurn says:

    “Olympiacos has not played a game in the New York area in decades and we anticipate a sellout with these two Champions League heavyweights.”

    Maybe if they do a Groupon special. But sure, if you want to spend an absurd amount to watch clubs shuffle through a pre-season with any big names jogging around, tired from the WC, go ahead.

    • go euro or go home says:

      it pains me to see how popular these scrimmages are. it might be good for soccer in the US in a way, but even if my favorite European team were playing within a couple of hours in one of these friendlies, I still would not want to go.

      • beto says:

        Your name and comment are conflicting…

        These games are popular among idiots. It certainly cool to see the big teams but i really think half of the ppl attending think they going to a uefa champions league game.