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5 Reasons Why Playing a Premier League Match Won't Happen in the USA

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West Ham United’s Eggert Magnusson believes that playing an English Premier League match in the United States would be good for the game, according to an interview he did with Sky Sports News.

“I can see that happening sooner rather than later. It would be good for the game,” Magnusson told Sky.

Of course, the idea of playing a Premier League match in the States is being mentioned because of this Sunday’s NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants at Wembley Stadium in London.

Here are five reasons why the Premier League won’t play a Premier League match in the States:

  1. It’s more likely to happen in Asia first than the United States.
  2. The Premier League would want to conduct a pre-season tournament in the States first before deciding to play a regular season match.
  3. The English Premier League would lose credibility by conducting such a stunt because it’s based purely on greed.
  4. The British press and fans would have a field day ripping the idea to shreds if there was any hope of it happening, and
  5. How would the Premier League decide which match would be played in the States? The Premier League would have a difficult time finding a fair way to randomly pick two teams to play, and I’m concerned that not all 20 clubs in the Premier League would agree to play overseas.

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