Aston Villa Preseason Tour Given the Green Light
Aston Villa and soccer fans in the States can give a huge sigh of relief knowing that the North American tour will happen now that Villa didn’t get selected as the recipient of the Fair Play Award from UEFA, which would have meant their North American pre-season friendlies being postponed or cancelled.
Villa will play Toronto FC on July 25 and Columbus on July 28. Seeing how passionate the Toronto fans are, which is very surprising by Major League Soccer standards, that match should be very watchable indeed.
About Christopher Harris
Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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