The 20 visits of Real Madrid to the United States

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NEWS | 07/04/2019 | Javier García

In 1927 he played his first match there and this summer will be the fourth time he plays in that country.

The Real Madrid returns to the United States for the fourth consecutive summer and for the 20th time in history. You have to go back to 1927 to find the first visit. That year, the Whites clashed in New York against Galicia SC (1-1). Since then, they have played 43 games in the US, which will soon be added three more against Bayern (Houston), Arsenal (Maryland) and Atlético (New Jersey).

The Madrid of Di Stéfano

After that first visit, they spent more than 30 years to get back on American soil. It was in 1959 with two games at the Ebbets Field baseball field in Brooklyn. So, Di Stéfano, Puskas Y Gento they led a team that made history by conquering European Cups. Two years later, in 1961, the first trip to Los Angeles arrived. The opponent was Los Angeles United and the Madrid scored (9-0) with actress Rita Hayworth making the kickoff.

The tours of Real Madrid by the US
Madrid yeyé

The fourth visit to the United States would arrive in 1965, the season in which the sixth European Cup. The yeyé of Grosso Y Souk, among others, were protagonists in a team that tied a goal against Independiente in New York. In 1967, Houston, the city that will host this year's debut against Bayern, hosted the Real Madrid-West Ham (3-2). A year later, the Whites visited Yankee Stadium in New York to win the New York General (4-1).

The tours of Real Madrid by the US
The Quinta del Buitre

After 22 years, the Real Madrid he returned to the United States in 1990 with The Quinta del Buitre, that he had achieved five Suspenders Consecutive The Whites played four games in California and won three.

XXI century

The first visit to the United States in the 21st century took place in 2002, the year of Centenary. The team traveled to New York to play against Roma. Three years later, with Ronaldo Y Beckham in the template, the Real Madrid He started a tour in Chicago that would also take him to the Asian scene. The whites beat Chivas de Guadalajara (1-3) and Los Angeles Galaxy (0-2).

The tours of Real Madrid by the US

In 2006 they played two games. The first in Seattle against DC United (1-1), and the second in Utah against Real Salt Lake City (0-2). Washington was the city chosen by the Real Madrid to visit USA ten years ago. The FedEx Field, stadium that will host this preseason the second match against Arsenal, served as a framework for a meeting in which the Whites won 0-3 at DC United.

Los Angeles, protagonist

The first time that the Real Madrid he made the stage of preparation in Los Angeles was in 2010. The team played two friendlies against LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl Stadium and against the America of Mexico in San Francisco. A year later, Los Angeles, San Diego and Philadelphia enjoyed three Madrid victories. In 2012 they visited Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Philadelphia, while in 2013 they visited Phoenix, Saint Louis and Miami, where they conquered International Champions Cup in the final against Chelsea. Los Angeles, Dallas and Michigan were the destinations of 2014.

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Last visits

After a year of absence, the Real Madrid He returned to the United States in 2016 to play in Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey. The stay of 2017 was marked by the Classic first outside our borders, which took place in Miami. That year, Madrid also visited Santa Clara, Los Angeles and Chicago. And last year, Miami, Washington and New Jersey were the destinations to face Manchester United, Juventus and Rome. This last duel was played at MetLife Stadium, where the derby will take place this year.

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