Burnley Coming To United States This Summer

burnley-fc-logoBurnley 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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