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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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