The 2017 International Champions Cup
The 2017 International Champions Cup is scheduled to kick off today. This will be the fifth edition of a number of friendly soccer matches.
The most awaited 2017 International Champions Cup is finally here. Over seven teams will be taking the ground to showcase their skills and strengths right here in the U.S. Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AS Roma, and Paris Saint-Germain will be playing.
Milan clubs, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Dortmund will be participating in the Chinese tournament. Chelsea, Inter, and Bayern Munich will be participating in the Singapore tournament.
2017 International Champions Cup Players to Watch
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Mention soccer; Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the first names that comes to mind. He is one the best players on the planet. Blessed with pace, skill, and an eye for the goal, he is always entertaining on the field.
Lionel Messi, Barcelona
The guy with a magical left foot. In addition, he is a wizard with the ball and can pull impossible moves with so much ease. Winning the Ballon d’Or five times tells it all about his ability on the pitch.
Paul Pogba, Manchester United
Signed for a world record fee last summer by Manchester United, Paul can comfortably play attack and defense. According to the club, he is the most powerful, creative and skillful player on the team. When he scores, he dabs.
He is one of the strongest players that Barcelona has. Therefore, he will be on the field when the International Champions Cup begins. He was named as the best player in South America in 2012.
Paulo Dybala, Juventus
The Juventus forward is known for his good dribbling skills. Furthermore, he is good at controlling spaces. Dybala also has a high level of balancing abilities. During counter attacks, he excels because of his pace and intelligent movement. Dybala has been called “The Next Messi.”
Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City
Jesus is a young, talented Brazilian forward with pace, skill and finesse. Ronaldo de Lima named him as “The Player to Watch” in the Brazilian national team.
Radja Naiggolan, As Roma
A complete midfielder who can help his team both defensively and offensively. In addition, he is quick and physically strong with vision and passing range. He is also known to score from the midfield area with powerful, accurate strikes.
Harry Kane, Tottenham
The man who has won The Golden Boot in the Premier League in the last two seasons. Tottenham refers to him as one of their own for a reason. In addition, he will potentially replace Wayne Rooney as the next English captain.
How to Watch
In the U.S., fans can purchase International Champions Cup tickets and attend the live matches in different stadiums. The matches will air live on different TV and radio stations across the country.