This summer will be Barça’s third consecutive visit to the USA as European Champions, following their trips in the summer of 2006 and 2009.
It seems as if whenever the team organise a trip to the States, they end up winning
the European Cup beforehand. Following their wins in Paris and Rome in 2006 and 2009, this year
sees the team again cross the Atlantic with the Champions League title under their belt after the
win in Wembley in May.
2006: Los Angeles, Houston and New York
In 2006, the team were back in the States for the first time since 2003 and they
played matches against Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester United in Boston, Washington and
Philadelphia, running up a win, a draw and a defeat.
2009: Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco
After visiting Chicago and New York in 2008, Pep Guardiola made his debut as first
team coach with a tour that saw Barça play in Los Angeles against The Galaxy, in Seattle against
The Sounders and in San Francisco against Chivas de Guadalajara – ending with one win and two
2011: Washington, Miami and Dallas
The team will be back in the States
–visiting Washington, Miami and Dallas, where they will face Manchester United (30
July), Chivas de Guadalajara (3 August) and Club Amèrica (6 August).