The match may be the closest that Aston Villa will get to a friendly near Randy Lerner’s Cleveland Browns stadium. It’s 143 miles from Columbus to Cleveland.
In previous seasons, Columbus has played Fulham and Everton in friendlies.
Earlier this week, Martin O’Neill’s side announced a friendly against Toronto FC scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at the BMO Field.
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