MIAMI - Sun Life Stadium will host the final four games of the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup.
Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy were announced Wednesday as half of the eight-team field.
"The United States has never seen a club soccer tournament of this scope and caliber," said Charlie Stillitano, Relevent Sports CEO. "The Guinness International Champions Cup will bring a new level of excitement and enthusiasm to the burgeoning sport of soccer across America. The teams are world-class, the fans are passionate and we could not be happier to facilitate such a landmark event. I want to personally thank Stephen Ross for the vision and support in turning this tournament into reality."
Organizers plan for the tournament to become an annual event, although sites may change. Multiyear deals have been signed with some teams and a title sponsor. Network TV coverage is planned this year in 151 countries.
The tournament will begin open in Europe on July 27. Opening-round games are planned in Phoenix, San Francisco and Indianapolis, with the semifinals in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 3-4.
The field will feature club teams from four countries, including the United States. All eight teams will gather in Miami for the final four games, including the championship and games to determine third, fifth and seventh place, Aug. 6-7.
Sites for games in 2014 are uncertain. The Dolphins' stadium may be unavailable because the team has proposed nearly $400 million in upgrades and hopes to have work underway next year.
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