Chelsea & Aston Villa U.S. Friendlies on Fox
This July, Fox Soccer Channel will be broadcasting Chelsea’s first friendly of the summer against the Suwon Bluewings on Tuesday, July 17, live at 11pm ET. The match will debut Chelsea’s new yellow dayglo away jersey.Eight days later, you can watch the Toronto FC v Aston Villa friendly on Fox Soccer Channel. The match will be shown live on Wednesday, July 25, beginning at 7pm ET.
While they’re not an English side, they are British. That’s Celtic who will be playing Chicago Fire in a friendly, which will again be shown live on Fox Soccer Channel beginning at 8pm ET on Sunday, July 22nd.
Lastly, here’s confirmation that Fox Soccer Channel will be broadcasting the 2007 Community Shield live from Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 5 at 10am ET. The match will showcase Manchester United against Chelsea.
Regarding the other friendlies involving English sides in North America this summer, the July 21st debut of David Beckham for the LA Galaxy against Chelsea is scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN (presumably ESPN or ESPN2). No word yet on TV coverage for the Everton versus Real Salt Lake friendly (which just so happens to be on the same night as the LA Galaxy v Chelsea match), and no word on TV coverage also for the Aston Villa against Columbus Crew friendly scheduled for Saturday, July 28.
If you’re planning on attending any of the Chelsea, Everton or Aston Villa friendlies in the States this summer and you’re interested in writing up an article about your experiences (to be published on the EPL Talk Blog), please contact thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com.