Following the announcement of Juventus Torino from the cancellation of its North American tour, Real Madrid ran out rival to dispute the second friendly match in American soil on August 5, in the 'World Football Challenge" (Mourinho's team won last edition), a competition that aims to promote football in United States.
Despite the cancellation, the company organizing the tournament has found another rival team for Real Madrid to play a preparatory match on the same date and that rival is the Santos Laguna, which won the Clausura Trophy 2012 in Mexico. The Mexican squad has a Spanish player, Marc Crosas, who announced through his account on the Twitter social network the news about this friendly to play in Las Vegas.
The Mexican team president, Alejandro Irarragorri, also said on Twitter: "We are pleased to announce that on August 5 in Las Vegas will face Real Madrid and we hope all the Santos fans supports us". The club vice president, Alberto Canedo, also commented the match against the white target: "Play against one of the biggest teams in the world not always happen, in addition, they and we are champions of our respective leagues" he said.
Link: Real Madrid Pre-season 2012-2013