The MLS team announced on Thursday that Barcelona will face Inter Miami in a friendly match at the DRV PNK Stadium on July 19, and a second match against the New York Red Bulls will take place on July 30 at the Red Bull Arena.
Sources told ESPN that there are still negotiations for Barcelona to play matches against Real Madrid and Juventus. Negotiations are underway with the hope that the three clubs that support the European Premier League can play with each other in the United States this summer.
Inter Miami’s second-ever international friendly match at the DRV PNK Stadium will bring the five-time UEFA Champions League winners and 26-time La Liga winners to South Florida for the first time since 2019.
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Their first international friendly was against Universitario de Deportes of Peru, which Miami won 4-0 in January.
“We look forward to welcoming Barcelona as they prepare for the 2022-2023 La Liga season,” said Inter Miami head of football and sporting director Chris Henderson. “The team is excited to take on the challenge of facing some of the world’s most talented players.”
The Barcelona squad includes US men’s national team defender Sergino Dest.
“We are proud to come back to the United States and play these two games in a country that is of strategic importance to us as it is an area where we have a large fan base and where football has seen significant growth in recent years, especially among the new generations,” said Barcelona Vice President of Marketing. Julio Joyo.
“This visit will allow us to get closer to our fans, share our values and the feeling of Barcelona with them and it will be an opportunity for them to enjoy our team on the pitch.”
Information from ESPN’s Moises Llorens was used in this report.