Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid squad landed in California after nearly 14 hours of flying. They have arrived in Los Angeles to begin their preseason training in the USA. The stage concludes on 7 August, when the team returns to Madrid.
The 18 players who made the trip are Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Diarra, Lass, Pedro Leon, Granero, Dudek, Adan, Benzema, Gago, Marcelo, Garay and Drenthe, plus five youth teamers including Morata, Tebar, Juanfran, Alex and Nacho- will be put through a rigorous week of work, including two-a-day workouts and two matches. The first takes place against America in San Francisco and the second in LA against the Galaxy.
Higuain, Di Maria and Kaka are expected to join up with the team any day now, while Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa, Albiol, Xabi Alonso, Canales and Van der Vaart will do so at a later date.