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Report: Bayern Munich to play Arsenal in Carson, California as part of International Champions Cup tour

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Bayern Munich’s destinations for the International Champions Cup tour appear to be set.

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Per a report from the Los Angeles Times, Bayern Munich will square off against Arsenal in Carson, California on July 17th. The game is expected to be played at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly the Home Depot Center), which is the home field Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and the temporary home field of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke also owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and is currently building the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District” where his Rams and the Chargers are expected to begin play in 2020. The connection to the Los Angeles area seems a natural fit.

European soccer giants Arsenal and Bayern Munich will meet July 17 in a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.

For Arsenal, fourth in the English Premier League standings and a quarterfinalist in the Europa League tournament, the Southern California visit is its first since 2016, when it beat Chivas of Guadalajara in a friendly in Carson. That was the same year club owner Stan Kroenke, who also owns the NFL’s Rams, moved his football team from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

As we already know Bayern will be playing in Kansas City as part of the International Champions Cup tour. Rumors are also swirling that the third location on the tour could be Houston, Texas per a source with information on the tour. This has not yet been confirmed by the tour organizers, nor the club as of yet. The official announcement for the tour’s dates and locations is expected to take place on March 27th.