Matthäus at Audi Summer Tour announcement in USA
FC Bayern embark on their 2018 Audi Summer Tour to the USA between 23 and 29 July and will contest two matches as part of the International Champions Cup. The first will be in Philadelphia on 25 July against Italian side Juventus, with the second three days later in Miami against English champions Manchester City.
Two weeks ago, Bayern legend Lothar Matthäus got a little teaser of what the FCB players can expect during their July trip Stateside: Impressive cities, a huge love of sport and plenty of FC Bayern supporters left a lasting impression. In total, Matthäus spent three days in Miami and two in Philadelphia.
Besides his official appearance at the International Champions Cup press conference in Miami, Germany's most capped player had a full programme of activities, including numerous media interviews and events with FC Bayern partners. The fan highlight was the public viewing with roughly 300 FCB fans watching the DFB Cup semi-final victory at Bayer Leverkusen.
Still fit at 57
The former Bayern captain may now be 57, but he is still very fit, as he showed in a game of footvolley on Miami Beach and in a game of basketball against Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning.
The 1990 World Cup winner then travelled to Philadelphia for two days and met players from the Philadelphia Phillies at one of their baseball games. Lothar went on to kick some field goals with Super Bowl winner and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz at Lincoln Financial Field, where FCB will face Juventus. He finished his trip around FC Bayern's Audi Summer Tour 2018 host cities with a visit to the "Rocky Steps" in Philly where he recreated the famous scene.
"The enthusiasm for FC Bayern is really huge," said an impressed Matthäus of the FCB fans, the American sport stars and media he met. The captain of the FC Bayern Legends team is already looking forward to returning to the USA with the club in July.
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