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SOCCER: Minneapolis gets International Champions Cup match

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Some of Europe's top soccer stars will make their way to Minnesota as part of the International Champions Cup summer tournament in the United States. The big question is, which stadium will host it?

The International Champions Cup will feature top clubs like  Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United, among others.

"To actually have an opportunity to see these players in your back yard will be an extra bonus, so I think it's great timing for these players to come here," said Tino Lettieri, former goalie with the Minnesota Kicks and Minnesota Strikers pro clubs. "Some of these players playing in the World Cup will be playing for club side that will come here."

The games will be played between July 26 and August 4 in 11 cities, including Minneapolis,  although it is unknown which teams will play. Other host cities confirmed are Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.

The final of the tournament will be played at Miami's Sun Life Stadium on August 4.

THE VENUE

The National Sports Complex in Blaine says their facility is too small, as an event like this can draw 70,000. Target Field says due to conflicts it can't have the game and the University of Minnesota said it's not being played at TCF Bank Stadium.

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