Everton’s pre-season campaign is beginning to take shape following the confirmation of the “Bracket” for the 2013 International Champions Cup, which will take place in the USA.
Everton’s first opponents will be the current Serie A Champions, Juventus, with a game scheduled to take place on 31st July 2013 in the AT&T Park, the home of Major League Baseball team San Francisco Giants.
The winners of that tie will then take on the winners of Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles on August 3rd, with the two losers also meeting in the same stadium on the same date.
Finally, the Championship, 3rd, 5th and 7th place fixtures will all take place in the Sun Life Stadium, Miami on either 6th or 7th August. Everton’s opponents on that day could be either AC Milan, Inter Milan, Valencia or Premier League rivals Chelsea.
It promises to be Everton most exciting pre-season in memory and will represent a significant challenge for whoever the new manager maybe. As always, the Blues will be well supported in the States, with a number of Evertonians making the trip of a lifetime to watch Everton take on the genuine giants of the world game.