If you’re a Paris Saint-Germain supporters in Minneapolis, you could get an opportunity to see the club in your city this summer.
According to a report from L’Equipe, Minneapolis is being considered as a possible location for the 2020 Trophée des Champions along with Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and France, where the match hasn’t been played since 2008. The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday, August 1.
The Trophée des Champions is typically played between the club that won Ligue 1 and the winner of the Coupe de France. If the same team wins both competitions, then the Ligue 1 winner plays the runner-up.
With a 12-point lead in Ligue 1, it’s a safe bet that PSG will be playing in next season’s Trophée des Champions. It’s also been reported that PSG could go on a summer tour in the United States, which would make the Trophée des Champions in Minneapolis more manageable logistically.
We don’t know who PSG’s opponent will be. With a 6-1 win over Dijon FCO, the capital club reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France and they stand a good chance to win that competition as well. If they do, PSG would face the team that finishes second in Ligue 1, which right now is Olympique de Marseille. That would be quite a treat for PSG fans in the US to be able to see a version of Le Classique.
L’Equipe also reports that the Professional Football League in France will again plan a summer tour of French clubs in Washington, D.C. The clubs haven’t been identified yet, but, it will be interesting to see if Marseille is one of the clubs invited to participate if they’re expected to play in the Trophée des Champions. I just hope the tour is marketed better than last year…
Well…the turnout could be better.
— Rabeeta Farooque (@OffsideBeet) July 18, 2019
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