FC Bayern Munich - 2018-19 Bundesliga Champions Trophy Hoist
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European giants FC Bayern announce preseason squad ahead of trip to Children's Mercy Park

European powerhouse and seven-time defending German Bundesliga champion FC Bayern has announced the club's preseason roster for the 2019 International Champions Cup, which will feature a trip to Children's Mercy Park on July 23 for a showdown against heralded Italian side AC Milan.

Bayern's star-studded squad is highlighted by world-class striker Robert Lewandowski and five accomplished World Cup winners, namely goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, forward Thomas Muller, defender Jerome Boateng, right back Benjamin Pavard and midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Tickets for the highly anticipated match between Bayern and Milan are available now at Ticketmaster.com with kickoff slated for 8 p.m. CT.

A total of 17 first-team Bayern players are slated to make the trip to Kansas City. An additional eight youth players will round out one of the most talented squads in the world as the German giants begin their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign.

FC Bayern Preseason Squad

Pos. Player Nationality Highlights
D David Alaba Austria 344 appearances for Bayern since 2009
F Jann-Fiete Arp Germany Blossoming 19-year-old in his first season with Bayern
D Jerome Boateng Germany A regular starter for Bayern and Germany since 2011
M Kingsley Coman France A rising 23-year-old who scored 10 goals last season
M Leon Goretska Germany Led Germany to 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup title
M Serge Gnabry Germany Scored 16 goals for club and country last season
D Joshua Kimmich Germany Started every Bundesliga match for Bayern last year
F Robert Lewandowski Poland 191 goals in 242 games for Bayern since 2014
D Javi Martinez Spain A regular starter during Bayern's run of seven straight titles
F Thomas Muller Germany 2014 World Cup winner with 185 career goals for Bayern
GK Manuel Neuer Germany Four-time IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper recipient
D Benjamin Pavard France 2018 World Cup champion with France
M Renato Sanches Portugal UEFA Euro 2016 Young Player of the Tournament
D Niklas Sule Germany A regular Bayern starter for the last two seasons
M Thiago Alcantara Spain Former Champions League winner with Barcelona
M Corentin Tolisso France 2018 World Cup champion with France
GK Sven Ulreich Germany Starred for Stuttgart before joining Bayern in 2015

In addition to winning five UEFA Champions League titles, most recently in 2013, Bayern have won a record 29 Bundesliga titles. Their current run of seven straight league championships is the longest in German top-flight history.

On the opposite sideline, AC Milan boasts seven Champions League trophies, the second-most all-time behind Real Madrid's 13. The Rossoneri have also claimed 18 Serie A titles as one of Europe's most accomplished clubs. AC Milan will unveil its preseason roster in the near term.