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Cristiano Ronaldo tops Real Madrid roster for Dodger Stadium event

July 25, 2013|By Kevin Baxter
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to participate in the International Cup of Champions doubleheader at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 3.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to participate in the… (Ben Stansall / Getty Images )

Former world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid tops the list of soccer stars expected to participate in the International Cup of Champions doubleheader at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 3.

The eight-team tournament, which will feature the Major League Soccer champion Galaxy and seven European powers, will also see Italian side Juventus and English Premier League team Everton play at Dodger Stadium.

In addition to Ronaldo, Real Madrid will bring longtime Spanish national team keeper Iker Casillas to Los Angeles and Brazilian Kaka, another former world player of the year.

Juventus will have Italian national team keeper Gianluigi Buffon and former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, while Everton will have U.S. national team keeper Tim Howard. 

Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are listed on the Galaxy roster for the tournament.

The tournament opens Saturday in Valencia, Spain, where A.C. Milan will meet Valencia. Other teams taking part include Chelsea of the EPL and Italy's Inter Milan. The Galaxy and Real Madrid will meet one another in their first matches Aug. 1 in Phoenix.

For ticket and schedule information, go to http://internationalchampionscup.com.

The roster for Los Angeles

Real Madrid

Goalkeepers: Antonio Adan, Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Nacho

Midfielders: Angel Di Maria, Casemiro, Isco, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Kaka, Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil, Asier Illarramendi

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez 

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

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Galaxy

Goalkeepers: Carlo Cudicini, Brian Rowe, Brian Perk

Defenders: Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin, Bryan Gaul, A.J. DeLaGarza, Tommy Meyer, Leonardo, Kofi Opare, Greg Cochrane, Oscar Sorto

Midfielders: Pablo Mastroeni, Marcelo Sarvas, Landon Donovan, Colin Clark, Robbie Rogers, Hector Jimenez, Juninho, Rafael Garcia, Michael Stephens, Kenney Walker, Laurent Courtois

Forwards: Robbie Keane, Charlie Rugg, Gyasi Zardes, Chandler Hoffman, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal

Manager: Bruce Arena

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Juventus

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Storari, Rubinho, Leonardo Citti

Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Angelo Ogbonna, Paolo De Ceglie, Federico Peluso, Andrea Barzagli, Marco Motta, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Pol Garcia, Filippo Penna

Midfielders: Claudio Marchisio,  Paul Pogba, Luca Marrone, Fausto Rossi, Simone Padoin, Andrea Pirlo, Kwadwo Asamoah, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla, Marcel Buchel

Forwards: Mirko Vucinic, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Fabio Quagliarella, Alessandro Matri, Sebastian Giovinco

Manager: Antonio Conte

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Everton

Goalkeepers: Joel Robles, Tim Howard

Defenders: Leighton Baines, John Heitinga, Phil Jagielka, Antolin Alcaraz, John Stones

Midfielders: Darren Gibson, Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Seamus Coleman, Marouane Fellaini, John Lundstram

Forwards: Nikica Jelavic, Arouna Kone, Steven Naismith, Apostolos Vellios, Victor Anichebe

Manager: Roberto Martinez

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