Barça visit USA as European Champions yet again

This summer will be FC Barcelona’s third consecutive visit to the USA as European Champions, following their trips in the summer of 2006 and 2009.

Roger Bogunyà

June 8, 2011 12:11 AM

Barcelona (FCB).- It seems as if whenever Barça organise a trip to the United States, they end up winning the European Cup beforehand. Following their wins in Paris and Rome in 2006 and 2009 respectively, this year sees FC Barcelona again cross the Atlantic with soccer’s Champions League title under their belt after the win in Wembley in May.

2006: Los Angeles, Houston and New York

In 2006, Barça were back in the States for the first time since 2003 and they played matches against Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester United in Boston, Washington and Philadelphia, running up a win, a draw and a defeat.

2009: Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco

After visiting Chicago and New York in 2008, Pep Guardiola made his debut as first team coach with a tour that saw Barça play in Los Angeles against The Galaxy, in Seattle against The Sounders and in San Francisco against Chivas de Guadalajara – ending with one win and two draws.

2011: Washington, Miami and Dallas

FC Barcelona will be back in the States this summer –visiting Washington, Miami and Dallas, where they will face Manchester United (30 July), Chivas de Guadalajara (3 August) and Club Amèrica (6 August).