A tropical backdrop and out and out LA vibes. Los Angeles is the place to be for a club that headlines any bill and pre-season prep scenes don't get much stronger than Real Madrid in the City of Angels. Spending the week pitchside with Real Madrid and adidas Football, we captured the action up close and personal.

When you're Real Madrid, the small challenge of taking on the world, August after August, is just part of the territory. It takes elite preparation and absolute focus and with just over a month after the squad finished last season at La Liga and Champions League winners, plans for the next have already stepped out into the sunshine.

A full strength Real Madrid squad, minus Cristiano Ronaldo, have been training at UCLA campus facilities for over week now, laying the foundations for their US tour and the 2017/18 season. Getting to grip with the intense heat and finding that profound touch once more, from here the squad travel to San Francisco, followed by a return trip to Los Angeles, before finishing in Miami. With fixtures against Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona in the calendar, the jewels in the crown of European football have embraced a glowing American soccer scene.

Top players and performers putting in the time with sensational surroundings. This is a group of players who look ready to reign once more. Real Madrid have sparked excitement on the West Coast and the clock is ticking.