Starts Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET
27 International Club Matches Live from Three Continents, July 20 – August 11
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ESPN Caribbean will air the 2018 International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken, July 20-August 11. The series of 27 international club soccer matches between 18 championship teams will be played in eight countries across North America, Europe and Asia over a three-week period. Coverage begins on Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET when Manchester City faces off against Borussia Dortmund live from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The tournament will also be streamed live via ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand platform.
Play-by-play announcers Ian Darke and Jon Champion will lead the ESPN commentator team calling the fifth annual ICC. Other play-by-lay commentators include: Mark Donaldson, Jonathan Yardley, Sebastian Salazar, Steve Cangialosi and Ross Dyer. Color commentators include: Alejandro Moreno, Stewart Robson, Craig Burley, Kate Markgraf, Kasey Keller, Matt Lawrence, Paul Mariner, Janusz Michallik, Herculez Gomez, Julie Foudy, Shaka Hislop and Gary O’Reilly
The soccer showcase will feature all eight teams – AS Roma, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Sevilla – in 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
The competition concludes on Saturday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Atletico Madrid hosting Inter Milan at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
The ICC features highly anticipated matchups. Highlights:
- Wednesday, July 25 – Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC: A preseason rematch of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal round matchup.
- Saturday, July 28 – Manchester United vs. Liverpool FC (North West Derby): Two of English football’s most successful teams renew their rivalry at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Wednesday, August 1 – Arsenal vs. Chelsea: London’s two most-successful teams will kickoff the 2018-2019 football season with a pre-season matchup at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Saturday, August 4 – a faceoff between Real Madrid and Juventus, in a rematch of their 2017-2018 Champions League quarterfinal round match, in Washington, D.C.
ESPN Caribbean Presents the 2018 International Champions Cup Schedule (subject to change):
|Fri, July 20||9:00 p.m.||Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund||ESPN|
|Sat, July 21||7:00 p.m.||Bayern Munich vs. Paris St Germain||ESPN2*|
|Sun, July 22||4:00 p.m.||Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund||ESPN|
|Wed, July 25||7:00 p.m.||Juventus vs. Bayern Munich||ESPN|
|8:00 p.m.||Manchester City vs. Liverpool||ESPN|
|10:00 p.m.||Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur||ESPN|
|11:00 p.m.||AC Milan vs. Manchester United||ESPN2|
|Thu, July 26||7:30 a.m.||Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal||ESPN|
|12:00 p.m.||Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica||ESPN*|
|Sat, July 28||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal vs. Paris St Germain||ESPN|
|1:00 p.m.||Benfica vs. Juventus||ESPN2|
|2:00 p.m.||Chelsea vs. Inter Milan||ESPN|
|5:00 p.m.||Manchester United vs. Liverpool||ESPN|
|7:00 p.m.||Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City||ESPN|
|11:00 p.m.||Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur||ESPN|
|Mon, July 30||7:30 a.m.||Paris St. Germain vs. Atletico Madrid||ESPN|
|Tue, July 31||8:00 p.m.||Manchester United vs. Real Madrid||ESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Tottenham Hotspur vs. AC Milan||ESPN|
|10:00 p.m.||Barcelona vs. Roma||ESPN|
|Wed, August 1||3:00 p.m.||Arsenal vs. Chelsea||ESPN|
|4:00 p.m.||Benfica vs. Lyon||ESPN2|
|Sat, August 4||2:00 p.m.||Inter Milan vs. Lyon||ESPN|
|6:00 p.m.||Real Madrid vs. Juventus||ESPN|
|8:00 p.m.||AC Milan vs. Barcelona||ESPN|
|Tue, August 7||3:00 p.m.||Chelsea vs. Lyon||ESPN2|
|8:00 p.m.||Real Madrid vs. Roma||ESPN|
|Sat, August 11||3:30 p.m.||Atlético Madrid vs. Inter Milan||ESPN|