After spending the last two pre-season tours in Southeast Asia, Paris Saint-Germain is already making plans for the 2020 summer tour that should please fans in the United States.
According to Le Parisien, the club is busy planning for a trip to America—Los Angeles to be specific—to prepare for the 2019-20 season. It’s a city that should be familiar to those organizing the trip as PSG set up camp there in 2016 for a pre-season tour. Since the Qatar Sports Investments takeover in 2011, PSG has visited the United States four times (2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017).
The report goes on to say that PSG’s participation in the International Champions Cup—a pre-season tournament involving some of the biggest European clubs—is a possibility. PSG has participated in the ICC in previous years and it’s a great opportunity to compete against quality opponents during the summer as well as capitalize financially on the American market.
In addition to the ICC, it’s possible the Trophée des Champions could be held on American soil if PSG wins Ligue 1 or the Coupe de France.
It’s become a tradition lately to host this game outside of France (the last two were in Shenzhen, China) and last summer, Ligue de Football Professionnel director Didier Quillot declared that he wanted to host the 2020 edition of the Trophée des Champions in the United States, per L’Equipe. The last time the TdC was played in America was in 2012 when Olympique Lyonnais defeated Montpellier HSC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Le Parisien also reports that PSG will finalize their travel plans in March and the LFP will announce the location of the Trophée des Champions—scheduled to take place on August 1—in the coming weeks.
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