FloFC Welcomes Bundesliga & European Friendlies To Summer Schedule

This summer is full of international competitions in soccer to keep us going before the new club season begins. With the Gold Cup in North America, the Copa America in South America, and, of course, the Women's World Cup going down over in France. 

But that's just the beginning, because FloFC has added a huge batch of European friendlies from teams in the top five leagues. While the emphasis is on Bundesliga, there are teams from all over the continent. 

You can find the complete schedule here. Below are three teams that catch our eye:

Premier League: Norwich City

The newly promoted Norwich City absolutely demolished the EFL Championship last season, bolstered by a lethal attack that scored 93 goals. Now the Canaries are in the big leagues, and they'll need to adjust their roster accordingly. Seeing their summer unfold will be very telling.

Bundesliga: Werder Bremen

U.S. international Josh Sargent was a late — and somewhat contentious — exclusion from Gregg Berhalter's Gold Cup, and that may just mean he has a little more fire in his belly headed into next year's Bundesliga campaign. Sargent made 10 appearances last year, scoring two goals.

Serie A: Torino

Turin's other team put together one of the best storylines in Serie A last season when they made a serious run at the Europa League, finishing just a few points shy of Roma. All in all, a seventh-place effort was more than anyone could have hoped for. Led by Andrea Belotti in attack and a staunch defense, Torino hope to build off last year's success.

Eredivisie: AFC Ajax

The Dutch giants may have said goodbye to Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, but, as always, this is still one of the most talented young teams in Europe. Ajax will hope to make another run in the Champions League, which will require a run of form through the early qualification process, so the preseason will be absolutely crucial to make sure that last year's run in European play wasn't just a blip on the radar. Ajax will be led by Dušan Tadić, who just inked a new contract with the club.

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