World Famous German Soccer Clubs headed to Florida in January

Kartik Report LogoIn January, two of Germany’s top soccer clubs will visit the State of Florida for games in 2016 Florida Cup, a competition that includes several high-profile international teams as well as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  Bayer 04 Leverkusen  and FC Schalke 04 will both compete in the event with games January 10th and 13th. Games will be held in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

This Sunday, Leverkusen hosts Schalke in a Bundesliga match and I will be among a group of American journalists attending the game on German soil to get a feel for both sides before they travel to Florida early in the new year during the league’s winter break.  The full schedule for both teams Florida Cup games are listed below.

Jan. 10 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando:

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Independiente Santa Fe at 5 p.m.
FC Schalke 04 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers at 7:30 p.m. EST
Jan. 13 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort. Lauderdale: 

FC Schalke 04 vs. Atlético Mineiro at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando: 

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Internacional at 8:30 p.


  1. Where can you get tickets?


    1. The website is


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