Barcelona Practice in LA
FC Barcelona will open their exhibition tour on Saturday, Aug. 1, with a match against the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. A crowd of over 80,000 is expected to watch the soccer game.
Game time starts at 8pm PST on Fox Soccer Channel. Will this be a walk in the park for Barcelona or will the Galaxy surprise them? What celebrities will show up for this game? Will we see Alyssa Milano again, this time in a Barcelona jersey?
FC Barcelona spent 10 day on US soil visiting three famous cities in the process: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. Barça faced LA Galaxy, Manchester United and Chelsea in the International Champions Cup with a record of one win, one draw and one defeat. However, the tour was not just about football – the players took the opportunity to get to know the cities they visited a little better and attend to the thousands of fans who wanted to meet them.
The squad also enjoyed visits themselves from distinguished guests such as NBA star Kobe Bryant, who met up with the squad in Los Angeles. In San Francisco it was the Golden State Warriors who gave the blaugranes a basketball lesson. Aside from sport, Gerard Piqué took the chance to visit the headquarters of Twitter and meet its founders. All this and more in a documentary on the tour prepared by Barça TV.