Bayern Munich will be back in the United States next summer, as the club announced a pair of friendlies, which will take place after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said at the club’s annual general meeting on Friday that the World Cup would limit the amount of time the club can spend in the U.S. but that “there can be no alternative” in order to reach a growing segment of Bayern’s fans.
“We’ll spend 50 weeks of 2018 in Germany and two weeks abroad,” Rummenigge said. “We’re a Bavarian club and remain a club from Munich, but we’re also cosmopolitan with a growing international fan base.”
Bayern participated in the International Champions Cup in 2016, playing matches against AC Milan in Chicago, Inter Milan in Charlotte and Real Madrid in East Rutherford, New Jersey.