Man City join Celtic, Barca and Chelsea for pre-season series in US

March 20 – World champions Manchester City will play in the growing FC Series of pre-season matches in the US this summer.

Man City will face Celtic, AC Milan, Barcelona and Chelsea during the four-match tour, playing in North Carolina, New York, Orlando and Chapel Hill.

The news breaks after the Premier League elected to cancel their PL Summer Series US tour due to several complications around organising the event. They are, however, looking at holding the series again in 2025, though that could clash with the Club World Cup that will be played.

This Premier League cancellation has opened an opportunity for FC Series to increase its teams

Last summer’s Florida-based FC Series is clear to see, which only officially featured Chelsea, who will return this summer, and Wrexham, who reside in the English fourth-tier.

Under its Florida Cup brand, the event also hosted Real Madrid vs. Juventus in Orlando, part of the Soccer Champions Tour.

Ricardo Villar, FC Series CEO, said: “We are proud and excited to present the US tour for the World Champions as part of the FC Series this summer.

“We cannot wait to bring this incredible lineup of matches to fans across the nation and viewers all over the globe.”

Last summer Manchester City toured Asia for their pre-season, off the back of their treble-winning success.

Peter Laundy, Senior Vice President Partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We are pleased to announce the details of our 2024/25 preseason tour today as we prepare to return to America with an exciting four-match series delivered in collaboration with FC Series this summer.

“Our 2022 pre-season visit to the United States was hugely successful, including our sell-out fixture at Lambeau Field, Green Bay and the Club’s presence, fan base and status continues to grow significantly within the region.”

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