Driving into work this morning I passed a billboard advertising an upcoming soccer match between Real Madrid and LA Galaxy scheduled for August 3rd out here in Phoenix (Venue: Univeristy of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Cardinals and Fiesta Bowl). The match is a first round matchup in a tournament that I've never heard of - the Guiness International Champions Cup. The field does appear to have quite a few of the biggest name clubs from Europe, bracket is below.
I'm just starting to get back into soccer so my knowledge is very limited so I seek advice. Will this match be worth attending, and will the tournament be hotly contested in general? One thing that I have been told is that when Euro clubs come here for friendlies and such, they typically don't bring their best eleven or are very substitution-happy. I'm not sure I'd be super interested in seeing an "exhibition match" where Madrid rested their A team against an overmatched MLS squad. I'd rather see an honest massacre.
What does the MGoSoccer community know about this tournament - as a budding soccer fan, should I go to the first match?