These eight European clubs will use the U.S. based summer tournament (July 26 - August 4) as part of their preseason preparations. Representatives from each club, including Real Madrid’s Emilio Butragueño, were on hand for Tuesday’s press conference.
Per Grant Wahl, the format is slightly changed from the previous edition. Teams will be split into two groups instead of being bracketed. The group winners will meet in the final at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. Other cities involved are Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. At least one more city will be announced at a later date. The MCFC website added Minneapolis as one of the participating cities. [unconfirmed schedule]
It’s important to note that teams and squads may change based on possible 14/15 UEFA qualifiers, as well as the involvement in advanced stages of the World Cup.
Presale tickets for the final are already available. Use code FINAL. General public tickets go on sale Thursday, February 6. Ticket price ranges from $50.70 - $282.15 (fees included). Ticket news for the rest of the competition will be known over the coming weeks.