The LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid match of the International Champions Cup 2013 will be held this Thursday, August 1, 2013 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the University of Phoenix Stadium. In the fourth match of the short friendly tournament, the LA Galaxy and Real Madrid meet in one of the most anticipated matches of the competition. Phoenix will be host to the reigning MLS champion, and to one of the most popular and prestigious clubs on the planet, Real Madrid.
The LA Galaxy is the only United States competitor in the highly competitive International Champions Cup 2013. The small tournament is played on American soil, and has 8 teams: LA Galaxy, Real Madrid, Juventus, Everton, AC Milan, Valencia, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. The winner of the LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid match will head onto the semifinals against Everton, while the loser will play against Juventus.
This match will be a tough contest for the Los Angeles squad because they face a top caliber team, who is finding their top form. Real Madrid will begin their participation in La Liga in less than 3 weeks, therefore the game against Galaxy will be a great opportunity to continue finding their best form, and to understand the style of new coach, Carlo Ancelotti.
The LA Galaxy has only one advantage going into the match in Phoenix; form. The team coached by Bruce Arena is in the middle of their competition in the MLS, therefore they are mentally and tactically more prepared for this match. Nonetheless, they will have one of the best teams in the world in front of them, and better form and mentality may not be sufficient against an overwhelming superior talent.
LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid Prediction
The LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid match has one huge favorite, and that is the Spanish club. The ‘merengues’ are filled with international super stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Iker Casillas, Ozil, etc. Considering the economic magnitude of the match, Real Madrid will most likely use their first option starting lineup. That talent will be too much for Galaxy, who will play a good match, but at the end will succumb to the Spanish ‘galacticos’. The LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid match will end in a 3-1 win for the merengues.
LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid TV Schedule
The LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid match will be televised this Thursday, August 1, 2013 on Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN Deportes at 7:30 PM Pacific.