Starting on August 3, FC Barcelona will be touring México and the USA in preparation for the 2006/07 season.

The first game of this “On Tour USA 2006″ tour will see Barça take on Club Tigres in Monterrey (México) on August 3. The team will then travel to the USA, where they will play three more friendly matches. The first one will be against Chivas Guadalajara, at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Ángeles, on August 6; next they will face Club América on August 9 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston; and the last game of the tour will be a clash with New York Red Bulls at the Giants Stadium in New York on the 12th of the same month.

This Northamerican tour is the result of the collaboration between FC Barcelona and MLS (Major League Soccer), through the latter’s commercial division Soccer United Marketing, dedicated to the promotion and spread of soccer in the USA.