Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Real Madrid, Juventus set for Vegas
By Scott French
The second match of Real Madrid's L.A. preseason camp has been announced, and it's a big one.
The Merengues, who convincingly conquered Barcelona to claim Spain's La Liga title, their 32nd national championship, will face off against the Italian champion in Las Vegas.
Juventus, which last weekend clinched its record 28th Serie A title -- and first in nine seasons -- will take on Real on Aug. 5 at 36,800-seat Sam Boyd Stadium as part of the World Football Challenge of summer friendlies, local organizers announced. Juve, from Turin, is unbeaten in Italian league play (22-0-15) with one game remaining.
Real Madrid and the Galaxy face off Aug. 2 at Home Depot Center. Real has not yet announced either game nor its preseason plans. The club last year played two games in Southern California -- against the Galaxy at the Coliseum and Guadalajara at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego -- and a third game on the East Coast.