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US TV Schedule for Premier League Preseason Friendlies

world football challenge1 US TV Schedule for Premier League Preseason Friendlies

The US TV schedule for most of this summer’s preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams has been announced. As expected, many of the games featuring Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City will be shown on US television networks such as FOX Soccer and ESPN. While the schedule is subject to change and additional games are bound to be added, I thought now is as good a time as any to share the schedule with you especially considering that Premier League teams are beginning to arrive in the United States in anticipation of their tours.

Manchester City arrived in Los Angeles earlier this morning with 73 players and representatives. Also accompanying them is the FA Cup trophy flanked by its own security. After they all landed, they were escorted to Santa Monica where they’re staying at a lush hotel.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are expected to arrive in Boston on Monday before their opening game against New England Revolution on Wednesday. Expected to start against New England Revolution are Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Nani, Michael Owen, Ji-Sung Park and Nemanja Vidic. The final travel roster coming to the States has not been announced as of press time.

Here’s the TV schedule as of press time. And also here’s the complete list of preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams touring around the world (and hopefully near you somewhere):

Wednesday, July 13:

  • 8am: Guangdon vs Liverpool, Fox Soccer Channel (also shown on replay on FOX Soccer Plus at 3pm)
  • 8pm: New England Revolution vs Manchester United, ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes

Saturday, July 16:

  • 6am: Malaysian XI vs Liverpool, Fox Soccer Channel (also shown on replay on FOX Soccer Plus at 3pm)
  • 8pm: Club America vs Manchester City, Telefutura

Monday, July 18:

  • 10pm: Vancouver vs Manchester City, ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes

Wednesday, July 20:

  • 10pm: Seattle Sounders vs Manchester United, Fox Soccer Channel

Thursday, July 21:

  • 8:30am: Malaysia XI vs Chelsea, Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 11am)

Saturday, July 23:

  • 5pm: Chicago Fire vs Manchester United, ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes
  • 7:30pm: DC United vs Everton, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, July 24:

  • 6:30am: Thailand All Stars vs Chelsea, Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 9am)
  • 4pm: LA Galaxy vs Manchester City, ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes

Wednesday, July 27:

  • 6am: Aston Villa v Blackburn (Barclay’s Asia Trophy), Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 8am)
  • 8:30am: Kitchee vs Chelsea (Barclay’s Asia Trophy), Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 10:30am)
  • 8:30pm: MLS All-Star team vs Manchester United, ESPN2/Galavision

Saturday, July 30:

  • 6am: Aston Villa or Blackburn vs Chelsea or Kitchee (Barclay’s Asia Trophy, Third Place Final), Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 8am)
  • 8am: League of Ireland Select v Manchester City, Fox Soccer Plus andFoxSoccer.tv (shown on delay on Fox Soccer Channel at 1:30pm)
  • 8:30am: Aston Villa or Blackburn vs Chelsea or Kitchee (Barclay’s Asia Trophy, Final), Fox Soccer Channel (available on demand on FoxSoccer.tv after 10:30 am)
  • 7pm: Barcelona vs Manchester United, ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes

Sunday, July 31:

  • 10:30am: Inter Milan vs Manchester City, Fox Soccer Plus and FoxSoccer.tv(shown on delay on Fox Soccer Channel at 1:30pm)
  • 11am: Arsenal vs New York Red Bulls, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, August 1:

  • 1pm: Valerenga vs Liverpool, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, August 6:

  • 12:30pm: Liverpool vs Valencia

Sunday, August 7:

  • 9:30am: Manchester United vs Manchester City [Community Shield], Fox Soccer Channel

PS – I’m leaving today to take a few days of much needed R&R before the summer pre-season schedule kicks off. While I’m in Honduras discovering Mayan ruins, you can still expect to read new posts each day through Tuesday until I return Stateside. The only disruption in service will be fewer tweets and fewer updates through Facebook, but hopefully there won’t be any massive news stories breaking between now and Wednesday. Have a great weekend!

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12 Responses to US TV Schedule for Premier League Preseason Friendlies

  1. Evan says:

    Thanks for this. I’ll be referring back to this page for a while.

    I can watch all of Man City’s preseason games except the game against Inter… The only quality team they’ll be playing in preseason.
    I hate FSC+ and would never waste my money paying for it.

    • Henrique says:

      I would if they only had Portuguese liga rights especially Porto, Benfica, Sporting and Braga. On all the soccer channels in the US they don’;t show a league that has a huge population of that country in the United States. The Portuguese population in NE and New Jersey is huge but they show the German and Dutch leagues? The german league maybe because of the ex-military people who lived in Germany and fell in love with Bundesliga but I have no clue why Espn Deportes shows the dutch league.

    • Craig says:

      What about foxsoccer.tv? Not a bad way to go. Same price.

      • Robert says:

        Not anymore. $20/month. Total ripoff for the amount of live blackouts there are.

        • Craig A. says:

          Robert, Totally understandable. I got rid of FS+ yesterday as I won’t need it until the start of the season. Have you seen the program lineup over the next few weeks for FS+? pathetic. They’re not even showing friendlies of any brand. Furthermore, foxsoccer.tv do have plenty of delays and I hardly see how increasing the monthly fare by $5 will help a damn thing. Clearly I’ve decided to keep FSC going all the way to the start of the season. I will probably pick FS+ back up once Aug. 13 rolls around. Poor marketing on the part of Fox Soccer to make the programming limited as well as jack up the price. The price increase has to be because so many others have dropped it from their menus.

  2. Will says:

    Gaffer,

    Super info, thanks. If only Arsenal were visiting the US… dare to dream.

    Appreciate all you do for promoting the sport for everyone in the US. Enjoy your vacation!

  3. Evertonian says:

    Have a good holiday Gaffer

  4. CTBlues says:

    Was hoping to see the Chelsea at Rangers listed on there =/.

  5. Craig says:

    Not sure if this is completely reliable but City’s official page is showing that the exhibition match between them and Galaxy has been pushed up one day to Sat. 23rd. Same kickoff time. ESPN3′s programming schedule still shows the match being staged that Sun. 24th. I don’t think scheduling conflicts often happen on ESPN3 as they sometimes air several matches at once. Man Utd and Chicago Fire are also scheduled for the 23rd with a 5pm kickoff.

  6. Robin says:

    Why are they only showing Arsenal FC once. THEY NEED MORE ARSENAL!!!

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