Real Madrid will close their summer 2017 tour on 2 August in Chicago against the MLS All-Stars. The game is an addition to the matches already announced: against Manchester City (Los Angeles, 23 July), Manchester United (Santa Clara, 26 July) and the big game of the summer, El Clásico in Miami on 29 July against Barcelona.
The best of the MLS v Real Madrid
The best of the MLS will form an All-Star side with hopes of being able to take on Real Madrid's big names. The game will be held at the 61,500 capacity Soldier Field where the Chicago Bears have their home. Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic will take charge of the MLS All-Stars. Among the big names for the home side are the likes of Villa, Pirlo, Schweinsteiger and Giovinco.
“It is an honor to represent Major League Soccer and to work with our league’s great players in a match against one of the top clubs in the word,” Paunovic said in a statement released by the league. “I know how special it is to compete against Real Madrid and I think our players and fans will also enjoy the experience."
Real Madrid's second visit to Chicago
This will be Real Madrid's second appearance in the windy city. 12 years ago they played a friendly against Mexican side Chivas, which finished 3-1 in favour of Real Madrid, with Guti, Soldado and Mejía playing.