Embracing International Tradition at the Guinness International Champions Cup
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The recent World Cup brought out an unprecedented enthusiasm amongst Americans. With soccer’s popularity rapidly growing in the United States, the call for world-class competition and international play is front and center. That call is being answered with the Guinness International Champions Cup.
A round robin tournament taking place all around the country with the championship being held at the wide-open, multi-purpose Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. This final match will be a rare occurrence where two of Europe’s greatest club soccer teams will square off in front of a Yankee crowd in the United States.
This promises to be an energetic and unique spectacle because of the caliber of clubs competing. The eight team tournament includes classic and modern greats such as: Olympiacos F.C, AS Roma, Inter, AC Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid. For those who aren’t touch with European soccer, this is the crème de la crème.
Being just the second time this tournament is held, the exciting match ups and vast range of games signals the potential for the birth of a great tradition. The tournament will also be taking place in great cities, such as: Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, DC and more. However at the end of it all, the final winner will be decided in Miami, Florida. The expansive nature of this specific tournament speaks to the breadth of American’s interest in the game of soccer and international competition. We can use this tournament to build that enthusiasm so that the United States continues to become a more avid and present figure in the most beloved international sport.
If anybody has the opportunity to witness the culmination of this year’s efforts at the International Champions Cup Championship at Sunlife Stadium on August 4th 8pm, they ought to check it out. There promises to be some rare energy that is the next big thing in the United States.