With the World Cup still fresh in our memories, it’s good to know that we didn’t have to wait long to get our fix of international soccer now that several Premier League sides are currently in America training in preparation for the new season which begins on August 14.
Wednesday night marked the first friendly by a Premier League team this summer when Bolton Wanderers beat Charlotte Eagles 3-0 in North Carolina. But tonight will be the first televised game of the Premier League tours this summer when Manchester United take on Celtic, which will be shown on ESPN2 at 7pm ET. Gemma Thompson on the Man United website has been keeping United supporters up-to-speed on all of the developments on the tour thus far with the Tour 2010 blog.
Manchester City, meanwhile, has been training all week at the Nike headquarters in the north west. As a side note, if you want to see how boring life is for a football player, read Micah Richard’s diary which he’s been posting on the Manchester City website where he discusses life on the US tour thus far. City plays its first game of the US tour against Portland tomorrow.
Tottenham Hotspur will be playing San Jose Earthquakes tomorrow, which will be shown live on ESPN2 at 4pm ET. In preparation for that game, they’ve been busy training at the Earthquake’s facility where more than 1,200 fans came out to watch their practice session on Thursday which was also attended by some American football players from the San Francisco 49’ers.
Check out the complete preseason schedule of all Premier League clubs who are playing around the world. Plus, be sure to bookmark the TV schedule for all Premier League clubs who are featured on US television. And last but not least, if you’re planning on attending any of the games featuring Premier League clubs, send me your pictures and stories from your experiences so I can share them with the rest of the EPL Talk readers. Reach me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com