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- 25 International Club Matches, Including the Annual ICC Tournament Starting Tuesday, July 16
- Women’s ICC Tournament available on ESPN2 Caribbean
ESPN Caribbean will air the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) and Women’s ICC, July 16 – August 18. The annual ICC tournament features 12 championship teams – including Real Madrid C.F., Arsenal F.C., Manchester United F.C., Atlético de Madrid, Chivas de Guadalajara, and more. The tournament will be played in nine countries across North America, Europe and Asia.
The ICC begins Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET when ACF Fiorentina returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015 and faces Chivas de Guadalajara, which will be making their ICC debut, live from SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. The tournament also will be available via ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand platform.
The ICC will feature key matchups, including the first Madrid derby to take place outside of Europe between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (Fri., July 26), reigning Bundesliga champions, FC Bayern, taking on Real Madrid at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Sat., July 20), and 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League runner up, Tottenham Hotspur, facing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus (Sun., July 21) from National Stadium in Singapore.
ESPN Caribbean also will broadcast coverage of other preseason matches including three matches featuring reigning La Liga champion, Barcelona, facing Chelsea (Tue., July 23) from Saitama stadium in Japan, Vissel Kobe (Sat., July 27) from Noevir Stadium in Japan and Napoli (Wed., August 7 and Sat., August 10).
In addition, ESPN2 Caribbean will present coverage of the second edition of the Women’s International Champions Cup, starting August 15 at 4:55 p.m. ET, from Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, NC. The Women’s ICC Final will culminate a four-match series (semifinals, third-place and final) among four teams. Teams include reigning UEFA Women’s Champions League winners, Olympique Lyonnais, and the 2018 NWSL Champion North Carolina Courage.
Play-by-play announcer Ian Darke will lead the ESPN commentator team calling the sixth annual ICC. Other play-by-play commentators include Adrian Healey, Sebastian Salazar, Mark Donaldson, Ross Dyer, and Mike Watts, along with match analysts Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley, Kate Markgraf, Matteo Bonetti, Herculez Gómez, Matt Lawrence, Paul Mariner, Janusz Michallik, and Stewart Robson.
2019 International Champions Cup & Women’s International Champions Cup Schedule (subject to change):
|Tue, Jul 16||9:00 p.m.||ACF Fiorentina vs. Chivas||ESPN Caribbean|
|Wed, Jul 17||11:00 p.m.||Arsenal F.C. vs. FC Bayern Munich||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Jul 20||7:30 a.m.||Manchester United F.C. vs. Inter Milan||ESPN2 Caribbean|
|4:00 p.m.||S.L. Benfica vs. Chivas||ESPN Caribbean|
|6:00 p.m.||Arsenal F.C. vs. ACF Fiorentina||ESPN Caribbean|
|8:00 p.m.||FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid C.F.||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sun, Jul 21||7:30 a.m.||Juventus F.C. vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C.||ESPN Caribbean*|
|Tue, Jul 23||7:00 p.m.||Real Madrid C.F. vs. Arsenal F.C.||ESPN Caribbean|
|9:00 p.m.||Chivas vs. Atlético Madrid||ESPN Caribbean|
|9:00 p.m.||FC Bayern Munich vs. A.C. Milan||ESPN2 Caribbean|
|Wed, Jul 24||7:30 a.m.||Juventus F.C. vs. Inter Milan||ESPN Caribbean|
|8:00 p.m.||ACF Fiorentina vs. S.L. Benfica||ESPN Caribbean*|
|Thu, Jul 25||7:30 a.m.||Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs. Manchester United F.C.||ESPN Caribbean|
|Fri, Jul 26||8:00 p.m.||Real Madrid C.F. vs. Atlético Madrid||ESPN2 Caribbean|
|Sun, Jul 28||3:00 p.m.||A.C. Milan vs. S.L. Benfica||ESPN Caribbean*|
|Sat, Aug 3||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United F.C. vs. A.C. Milan||ESPN2 Caribbean*|
|Sun, Aug 4||10:00 a.m.||Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs. Inter Milan||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Aug 10||12:00 p.m.||Atlético Madrid vs. Juventus F.C.||ESPN2 Caribbean|
|Thu, Aug 15||4:55 p.m.||Women’s ICC:
Olympique Lyonnais vs. Atlético Madrid
|7:25 p.m.||Women’s ICC:
North Carolina Courage vs. Manchester City F.C.
|Sun, Aug 18||4:50 p.m.||Women’s ICC: 3rd-Place Game||ESPN2 Caribbean|
|7:25 p.m.||Women’s ICC: Final||ESPN2 Caribbean|
2019 International Preseason Schedule (subject to change):
|Tue, Jul 23||6:36 a.m.||FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea F.C.||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Jul 27||5:06 a.m.||FC Barcelona vs. Vissel Kobe||ESPN Caribbean|
|Wed, Jul 31||2:06 p.m.||FC Red Bull Salzburg vs. Chelsea F.C.||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Aug 3||11:06 a.m.||Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Chelsea F.C.||ESPN Caribbean|
|Wed, Aug 7||7:36 p.m.||S.S.C. Napoli vs. FC Barcelona||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Aug 10||5:06 p.m.||FC Barcelona vs. S.S.C Napoli||ESPN Caribbean|
|Sat, Aug 17||2:30 p.m.||Inter Milan vs. Panathinaikos||ESPN Caribbean|