Luisão, who is in the United States representing Benfica before the Reds' participation in the International Champions Cup (ICC), was the protagonist of a parade that took place on the streets of Newark.
The former eagles' centre-back walked through the streets of Newark, distributed smiles and has always been cherished by benfiquista family, who demonstrated that Benfica is supported all over the world.
After the visit to Newark, Luisão heads to São Francisco, in the state of California, which host, at the Levi's Stadium, the last match of the eagles in the 2019 ICC, against Chivas Guadalajara, on July 20.
The gates of the Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, from the NFL, open to Luisão in the morning of June 11 for a meeting with American football players. In the afternoon/evening, at the event that closes this tour, the former player from the eagles will be the guest of honor in the baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres. As the guest of honor, he will carry out the first pitch to mark the start of the game.
The return to Lisbon is scheduled for the 12th of June.
MATCH CALENDAR IN THE ICC
SL Benfica-Chivas Guadalajara
- Date and time of the match: July 20, 1:00 pm (9:00 pm in mainland Portugal)
- Location: Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, California)
- Sale of tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/international-champions-cup-benfica-v-chivas-de-guadalajara/event/1C005675C1DF6B66
AS Roma-SL Benfica
- Date and time of the match: July 24, 8:00 pm (July 25 at 1:00 am in mainland Portugal)
- Location: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)
- Sale of tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/international-champions-cup-as-roma-v-benfica/event/0000567BC10157BC
AC Milan-SL Benfica
- Date and time of the match: July 28, 3:00 pm (8:00 pm in mainland Portugal)
- Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
- Sale of tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/international-champions-cup-ac-milan-v-benfica/event/0100567DC2DA67E0
Text: Diogo Nascimento
Pics: SL Benfica