Real Madrid leave for pre-season tour of the United States

Brazilian ace Kaka has not travelled with the club, but he is expected to meet his team-mates in the USA later as most of the squad are in top condition following medicals

Real Madrid have left for their pre-season tour of the United States as they fly out to Los Angeles.

The club's official website confirms most of the squad arrived for medicals on Monday morning at their Valdebebas headquarters in Madrid.

Fabio Coentrao, Raphael Varane, Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, and Sergio Ramos were among the first to arrive.

However, Kaka will stay behind as he received special permission from the club to join the rest of the squad at a later date.

Argentina players Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Fernando Gago and Ezequiel Garay are at the Copa America, and thus were not part of the expedition.

Madrid will face MLS sides Los Angeles Galaxy, Chivas Guadalajara, and Philadelphia Union during their tour.

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