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Arrowhead to host Bayern Munich and AC Milan match

FC Bayern v AC Milan - 2017 International Champions Cup China Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

FC Bayern Munich will face AC Milan at Arrowhead on July 23rd as part of the International Champions Cup. This year’s tournament will have 12 clubs playing 18 matches across the United States, Europe and Asia. This is the seventh edition of the ICC. Tottenham is the defending champions.

Arrowhead has hosted several international friendlies and is best known as the former home of the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City). It is also the home of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City is bidding to be one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup and matches would be played at Arrowhead with some required modifications.

These two teams faced each other in Chicago in the 2016 version of the ICC. The two European powers were level at 3-3 with Milan taking it in penalties (5-3) in front of 44,826 spectators.

This year, the German side is competing for the top spot in the Bundesliga while AC Milan is probably battling for the third place in Serie A.

Here’s the full list of clubs playing in the 2019 ICC:

• AC Milan

• Benfica

Manchester United

• FC Bayern



Tottenham Hotspur

• Inter

• Atletico Madrid

AS Roma

• Chivas de Guadalajara

Real Madrid

Some teams will only play in the United States and others will be exclusively overseas. Predictions that Juventus would not play in the U.S. came true. Possibly because of legal trouble waiting for Cristiano Ronaldo stemming from a sexual-assault accusation in Nevada.

Chivas is the only non-European team in this year’s version of the ICC.

Will those two teams draw well in Kansas City?

While there is no guarantee which players will play in these types of tournaments or even what players will be on the roster at that time, Bayern is fairly well star-studded across the roster. AC Milan may not have the same number of big names but they will have their own stars on the field and a number of fans in America.

For comparison sake, our resident stats geek Mike Kuhn pulled these attendance numbers from last year.

101,254 Ann Arbor - Manchester United v Liverpool

66,805 Pasadena - Barcelona v Tottenham

64,141 Miami - Manchester United v Real Madrid

55,447 Charlotte - Liverpool v Dortmund

55, 635 East Rutherford - Manchester City v Liverpool

51,528 East Rutherford - Real Madrid v Roma

51,391 Santa Clara Milan v Barcelona

54,726 Dallas - Barcelona v Roma

34,629 Chicago - Manchester City v Dortmund

32, 105 Philadelphia - Juventus v Bayern

29,195 Miami Bayern v Manchester City

16,171 Pittsburgh - Dortmund v Benfica

Full International Champions Cup schedule

Tuesday, July 16

Roma vs. Chivas Guadalajara -- Chicago, SeatGeek Stadium

Wednesday, July 17

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich -- Los Angeles, Dignity Health Sports Park

Saturday, July 20

Manchester United vs. Inter -- Singapore, National Stadium

Arsenal vs. Roma -- Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid -- Houston, NRG Stadium

Benfica vs. Chivas Guadalajara -- Bay Area, Levi’s Stadium

Sunday, July 21

Juventus vs. Tottenham Hotspur -- Singapore, National Stadium

Tuesday, July 23

Real Madrid vs. Arsenal -- Washington, D.C., FedEx Field

Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan -- Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium

Chivas Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid -- Arlington, Texas, Globe Life Park in Arlington

Wednesday, July 24

Juventus vs. Inter -- China, Location TBD

Roma vs. Benfica -- Harrison, New Jersey, Red Bull Arena

Thursday, July 25

Tottenham vs. Manchester United -- Shanghai, Hongkou Football Stadium

Friday, July 26

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid -- East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium

Sunday, July 28

AC Milan vs. Benfica -- Foxborough, Gillette Stadium

Saturday, Aug. 3

Manchester United vs. AC Milan -- Cardiff, Principality Stadium

Sunday, Aug. 4

Tottenham vs. Inter -- London, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Saturday, Aug. 10

Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus -- Stockholm, Friends Arena