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Burnley Coming To United States This Summer

burnley fc logo Burnley Coming To United States This SummerBurnley FC, the newest team promoted to the Premier League after beating Sheffield United in the Championship Play-Off Final, are coming to the United States this July to play three friendlies on the west coast.

Managed by Owen Coyle, the team from Lancashire will kick off their American tour on July 20, 2009 when they play Ventura County Fusion in Los Angeles, California. Ventura County Fusion is a PDL team that played Everton in a friendly recently.

The Clarets will then play against an opposition team to be determined in Los Angeles on July 22.

Finally, Burnley will end their U.S. tour with a game against Portland Timbers in Oregon on July 25. The Timbers will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2011.

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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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