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AC Milan to play Olympiacos at BMO Field, with promise of more friendlies to come

Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (left), and Charlie Stillitiano, CEO of Relevent Sports, hold up jerseys at a news conference in Toronto, Tuesday, Jubne 24, 2014 to announce the July 24 soccer friendly between Italy’s AC Milan and Greece’s OIympiacos at Toronto’s BMO Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
June 24, 2014 - 1:28 PM

TORONTO - AC Milan will play Greece's Olympiacos at Toronto's BMO Field on July 24 to kick off the Guinness International Champions Cup.

The eight-team pre-season tournament also features Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AS Roma.

Other host cities for the tournament, which runs through Aug. 2, are Ann Arbor, Mich., Berkley, Calif., Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

Organizers say the goal is to have Toronto FC take part in the Guinness tournament next year.

The July international friendly makes for a busy soccer week at BMO Field.

There is an Italy-Portugal legends game on July 21. Toronto FC hosts Tottenham in a friendly on July 23 before entertaining MLS champion Sporting Kansas City on July 26 in league play.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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