Bartomeu confirms full team to be in United States
The FC Barcelona president said in an interview with Reuters and ESPN that all first team players will participate in the US tour which begins August 5
Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed to ESPN on Friday that the entire team will travel to the United States, including players who were not in Japan due to Copa América duty earlier this summer.
Thus, players like Leo Messi, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur Melo, Luis Suárez, and Arturo Vidal will be part of the expedition that will be heading to Miami on August 5, one day after the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Arsenal.
After stopping in Miami for a friendly with Napoli on August 7 at Hard Rock Stadium, this year's US tour will take the team to Michigan for another match with Napoli. That game is set for August 10th at Michigan Stadium — the biggest stadium in the United States — in Ann Arbor.