Ernesto Valverde will take 26 players Stateside for the second preseason tour of the summer
FC Barcelona's 2019 US Tour takes place this week, with the club visiting North America for a double-header against Italian side Napoli in Miami and Ann Arbor. Coach Ernesto Valverde has called up a total of 26 players for the trip: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, O. Dembélé, Rafinha, Neto, Lenglet, M. Wague, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña (25), C. Pérez (27), Riqui Puig (28) and Abel Ruiz (29).
The squad consists of 22 first team regulars and 4 players from Barça B, but the team will be without Leo Messi after he withdrew from training on Monday morning and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain. The Argentine will remain in Barcelona to recover.