Christian Pulisic and USA stars gearing up for this year's Champions League
The official dates for ther group stage of this season's UEFA Champions League have been announced, in which several USA international players will participate.
UEFA have announced the fixtures and dates for this season's Champions League group stage, with a number of North American players involved in this edition of the tournament - Group H being a particularly USA-related group.
In Group H are Chelsea, Ajax, Lille, and Valencia, with US internationals, Christian Pulisic, Sergiño Dest and Timothy Weah set to face each other between now and Christmas. Matchday 1 see Chelsea host Valencia while Ajax will be welcoming Lille to Amsterdam - both games on Tuesday 17 September.
That's a 🔴,⚪️&🔵 @ChampionsLeague group! @ChelseaFC (@cpulisic_10 ), @AFCAjax (Sergiño Dest) and @LOSC_EN (Tim Weah) have been drawn against each other in #UCL Group H. @valenciacf_en is also in there. pic.twitter.com/h5Kt2J97ov— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) August 29, 2019
Tyler Adams, another of the Americans in this seasons Champions League, will be involved with RB Leipzig who travel to Portuguese side, Benfica for their opening game on 17 September. While Borussia Dortmund, with young midfielder Giovanni Reyna listed in their squad, face Barcelona at home on the same day and Club Brugge with Ethan Horvath will be entertaining Galatasaray on the 18th.
UEFA Champions League
The Champions League group stage starts on 17 September and ends on 11 December. The round of 16 phase will run from 18 February to 18 March, with quarter finals set for 7-15 April and the semi-finals taking place between 28 April and 6 May.
This season, the Champions League Final will be held at the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium in Istanbul on 30 May 2020.
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