Borussia Dortmund on tour in the USA: dates, matches, details


Borussia Dortmund were in the USA from July 24 to August 3. After a commanding 6-0 win against San Diego Loyal and impressive 3-2 victory over Manchester United, BVB headed to Chicago, where they drew 1-1 with Chelsea.

Dortmund's first game of their USA tour could not have gone much better, with the Bundesliga runners-up taking a clear 6-0 win against San Diego Loyal. 17-year-old Julien Duranville fired Dortmund in front on the turn in the second minute before soon leaving the field injured. Youssoufa Moukoko doubled BVB's lead and they retained the two-goal advantage at half-time. A splendid Marco Reus free-kick, Thomas Meunier strike and Sebastien Haller penalty then saw Dortmund race 5-0 up before Philipp Besong added the sixth shortly before full-time.

BVB's second summer encounter in the States was a real treat for all Dortmund fans too (and neutrals). A 3-2 win over Manchester United was secured in a frantic encounter in Las Vegas, with a quick-fire Donyell Malen double just before the break thrusting the Black and Yellows in front. New signing Marcel Sabitzer impressed on his debut by supplying a sublime assist for Malen's second, and after the Premier League outfit levelled in the second half, Moukoko struck the winner.  

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's win over Man United

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July 24: Start of USA tour

July 28: 6-0 vs. San Diego Loyal SC (San Diego)

July 31: 3-2  vs. Manchester United (Las Vegas)

August 2: 1-1 vs. Chelsea (Chicago)

August 3: Departure

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's draw with Chelsea

Back in Black & Yellow

On July 24, Borussia Dortmund embarked on their fourth-ever tour of the United States of America. After the first visit in 1954, further trips to the USA followed in 2018 and 2019. Under the motto "Back in Black & Yellow", the BVB's latest across the Atlantic comes after a four-year break due to the pandemic.

After their wins against San Diego Loyal SC and Manchester United, Dortmund faced more top-class Premier League opposition in Chelsea, earning a 1-1 draw in Chicago as Edin Terzic's men look to prepare for the new Bundesliga season in the strongest manner possible.

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"If you look at which big teams are having part of their preparations in the USA this summer and also playing top-class friendlies as part of the tours, then it is only logical that we at Borussia Dortmund are not closing our eyes to this trend," BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl said when explaining his club's decision to travel to the United States. "Our focus in planning the trip in the coming weeks will be on creating the perfect mix of training and games as well as meetings with the people on site."

Watch: Highlights of BVB's win in San Diego

The BVB squad for their US tour

Goal: Gregor Kobel, Alexander Meyer, Marcel Lotka, Marian Kirsch

Defenders: Niklas Süle, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Antonios Papadopoulos, Hendry Blank, Ramy Bensebaini, Julian Ryerson, Thomas Meunier, Marius Wolf, Guille Bueno

Midfielders: Salih Özcan, Felix Nmecha, Emre Can, Ole Pohlmann, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt, Marcel Sabitzer, Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen, Thorgan Hazard, Giovanni Reyna, Julien Duranville, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Samuel Bamba

Forwards: Sebastien Haller, Youssoufa Moukoko, Paul Besong 

* Mateu Morey and Soumaila Coulibaly did not travel to the United States. Both completed individual training programmes in Dortmund.