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Cristiano Ronaldo joining Real Madrid for 2014 International Champions Cup

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After originally not being scheduled to come with Real Madrid, Ronaldo is set to come to the US after all.

Alex Livesey

Originally it was looking like Real Madrid might not bring as many big names over to the US for their three matches in the International Champions Cup. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti's roster originally only included a couple big names while several academy players rounded out the 20-man group.

That is all about to change as the team announced this week that Cristiano Ronaldo is joining its roster along with keeper Iker Casillas, defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Luka Modric.

Casillas, Ramos and Modric joined the team in Los Angeles on Wednesday while Ronaldo will meet up with his teammates in California on July 26, the same day its scheduled to play Inter Milan in its opening match of the 2014 ICC tournament.

Ronaldo, who is FIFA's reigning Ballon D'or Award winner, suffered a knee injury during the World Cup while playing for Portugal. Most figured he wouldn't attend this tournament while he was recovering from his knee injury.

Madrid is scheduled to battle AS Roma next week in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl.