Messi, Neymar excluded from Barcelona's U.S. tour, ICC roster
Reigning UEFA Champions League winner Barcelona is set to travel to the United States, but two of its most prominent players won't be making the trip.
Lionel Messi and Neymar have been left off of Barcelona's roster for its matches in the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament, with the club citing their participation in Copa America as reasoning. Other Copa America participants Claudio Bravo, Javier Mascherano and Dani Alves have also been omitted from the travel roster.
Luis Suárez, who was suspended for Copa America as part of discipline for his bite of Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup, headlines Barcelona's squad along with Andres Iniesta and new signing Arda Turan.
Barcelona will play the LA Galaxy on July 21 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; Manchester United on July 25 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California; and Chelsea on July 28 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, before returning to Europe and playing Fiorentina on August 2 in Florence, Italy.
Those making the trip are:
GOALKEEPERS: Marc Andre ter-Stegen, Jordi Masip, Jose Suarez
DEFENDERS: Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Rafinha, Jordi Alba, Douglas, Adriano, Thomas Vermaelen, Jeremy Mathieu
MIDFIELDERS: Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan, Sergio Busquets, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Gumbau, Sergi Samper, Alen Halilovic
FORWARDS: Luis Suarez, Pedro, Sandro Ramirez, Munir El-Haddadi