Barça Women to play in Women's International Champions Cup in the US
The current European champions will compete against Olympique Lyonnais, Portland Thorns and Houston Dash from August 18-21 at Providence Park in Portland
Barça Women, recent winners of the Champions League, will travel to the United States this summer to play in the prestigious Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC). Between August 18 and 21, Lluís Cortés' side will take part in the competition together with another of the most powerful teams in Europe, Olympique Lyonnais, as well as North American teams competing in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in Portland Thorns and Houston Dash.
The Women’s International Champions Cup will be held at Providence Park Stadium, home of the Portland Thorns. The tournament will consist of four matches played across two legs. In the first, Olympique Lyonnais, the reigningt WICC champions, will play against Barça Women. Meanwhile, Portland Thorns, winners of the 2020 NWSL Fall Series and the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, will play in the first round against Houston Dash, the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup champions. Both games will take place on August 18.
The two winning sides will advance to the final, which will be played on August 21. The other two teams will compete for third and fourth place in the competition on the same day.
The Barça players, who have also been crowned league champions this year and want to challenge for the Copa de la Reina, will travel to Portland as part of their preseason preparations. It will be the first time that the team participate in the WICC and the second time that they have visited the United States since 2018, when they took part in the club's first mixed tour and beat SoCal FC at Drake Stadium. Los Angeles.
Powered by Relevent Sports Group, WICC matches are scheduled to be available to watch on ESPN. Ticket sales will begin in June via ICC website.