Barcelona announce US tour plans
Barcelona have announced plans to return to the United States for their summer tour in 2011.
Barca carried out their pre-season campaign in Asia earlier this year after spending 2008 and 2009 in the US. They will cross the Atlantic to play three games in July and August.
Prior to that, Barca will play friendlies in Germany and Croatia against as-yet unknown opponents with the debt-ridden club estimating the matches will bring in over €6 million in income.
New Barca president Sandro Rosell has also helped reduce debts at the club by securing a world-record sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation.
Barca's summer schedule is:
21 and 22 July: Audi Cup matches (Munich)
25 July: Friendly (Split)
30 July: Manchester United v Barcelona (Washington DC)
3 August: AC Milan v Barcelona (Miami)
6 August: America (Mexico) v Barcelona (Dallas)