Juventus has been in the United States for a about a week and a half now. They’ve played a couple games, winning both of them if that means anything to you guys. They’ve had moments where they’ve looked okay, other moments where they’ve looked pretty solid. They’ve basically been a lot of teams in the early stages of preseason — some good, some not very good, some right there in the middle.
They’ve gone to Philadelphia, they’ve gone over to New Jersey. Now they have make their way to the Dirty South and Atlanta.
Juventus are currently about to play a game in Georgia.
Juventus are not currently preparing to play a game in Bergamo.
This is a friendly on the first day of August.
This is not a relatively important Serie A fixture in ... /checks schedule/ ... the day after Christmas later this year.
You probably get the idea of all this and the “Atlanta” and “Atalanta” fun I’ve been trying to have 50 or so words.
While a lot of our minds are occupied by the three-player transfer that has a whooole lot of varying opinions that come along with it, Juventus are getting toward the back end of their tour of the United States. After tonight, there’s just one more friendly before they return to Italy and get to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala for the first time in a few months. (DID YOU HEAR JUVE ARE PLAYING RONALDO’S FORMER TEAM THIS WEEKEND, BY THE WAY?)
So, enjoy the beautiful sights at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Try not to get all mad when the game announcers predictably bring up Gonzalo Higuain and Leonardo Bonucci in the fifth minute. Remember the good times when Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco were the two-headed monster that came out of Juve’s academy and had so much hope attached to their young shoulders.
And, as always, nobody get hurt, Juventus. Good.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Official kickoff time: 8 p.m. local time in Atlanta and on the East Coast; 2 a.m. in Italy and Europe; 1 a.m. in the United Kingdom; 5 p.m. on the West Coast
Juventus starting XI:
MLS All-Stars starting XI:
HOW TO WATCH
Television: ESPN,Univision Deportes (United States); TSN4, TSN1, TSN3, TVA Sports, TSN5 (Canada); Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event (United Kingdom); None TV, Eurosport Italy (Italy)
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