28 July 2012
The tour of the USA begins. Today Real Madrid are bound for North American soil, where they will train at UCLA’s campus (Los Angeles) and will play four friendly matches. José Mourinho has picked 25 players for these matches. The Spanish internationals Casillas, Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa and Albiol and the Portuguese players Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe have joined the group today in Valdebebas, while the Germans Özil and Khedira will do so in Los Angeles. The Whites’ coach has also included the youth academy players Nacho, Aléx, Jesé, Morata and the goalkeeper Jesús in the squad for the trip.
Players who will travel to Los Angeles
- Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adán and Jesús.
- Defenders: Arbeloa, Ramos, Albiol, Pepe, Varane, Coentrão and Nacho.
- Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Sahin, Callejón, Granero, Özil, Lass, Kaká, Di María, Álex and Jesé.
- Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuaín and Morata