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Bayern Munich join European elite in International Champions Cup

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Watch out, America.

Sandro Wagner of FC Bayern Munich celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Round 16 return match between Besiktas and FC Bayern Munich at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on March 14, 2018.
Sandro Wagner of FC Bayern Munich celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Round 16 return match between Besiktas and FC Bayern Munich at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on March 14, 2018.
Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

We’ve known that Bayern Munich would be heading to the United States since the fall for a couple of friendlies, and now we have some more information. The Bavarians will be competing in the International Champions Cup for the third consecutive year.

The worldwide friendly competition will feature the top clubs from Europe’s best leagues. Every “big” club from Europe has committed to the ICC at this time except for Barcelona. However, there will be one more club announced on April 17 to bring the total to 18.

There have been rumors that Bayern could feature in matches in Chicago and Dallas, but they haven’t confirmed the location of any of these matches yet.

In 2016, Bayern played both Milan clubs and Real Madrid in the USA. The following year, Bayern went to China and Singapore where they faced Arsenal, Chelsea, and both Milan clubs.

Clubs

Spain: Real Madrid, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid

England: Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal

Italy: Juventus, AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan

Germany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund

France: Paris Saint-Germain

Portugal: Benfica

Locations

USA: Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor), Soldier Field (Chicago), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami), Red Bull Arena (New York), SDCCU Stadium (San Diego), FedEx Field (Washington DC), Levi’s Stadium (Bay Area), AT&T Stadium (Dallas), US Bank Stadium (Minnesota), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia), Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte), Rose Bowl (Los Angeles), MetLife Stadium (New York), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh)

Europe: Wörthersee Stadium (Klagenfurt, Austria), Stadio Via del Mare (Lecce, Italy), Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland), Ullevi Stadium (Gothenburg, Sweden), Friends Arena (Stockholm, Sweden)

Asia: National Stadium (Singapore)