Roma announce North American tour

ASRoma.com: AS Roma is delighted to confirm the team will participate in the 2017 International Champions Cup in the United States this summer.

For the second year in succession, the club is heading to North America in July for its pre-season tour – where it will take on teams from France, England and Italy.

“It’s an honour for Roma to be back competing in the International Champions Cup, alongside the best teams in world football,” said Jim Pallotta, president of AS Roma. “This prestigious competition now has a fixed spot in the calendar and some great matches against top opposition in extraordinary arenas await us.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase Roma on the international stage and I’m especially happy we’re playing in the United States again, so we can deepen the bond between the club and our American supporters.”

The dates, cities and venues for the matches will be announced shortly.

“The International Champions Cup has become the driving force for soccer in the United States,” added David Tyler, chief executive of Relevent Sports. “Our commitment to world-class competition and achieving the ultimate fan experience is only matched by the energy that these clubs will bring to ICC host venues around the world.”

Further details about this year’s ICC tournament will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.