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2012 Summer Tour Schedule for Premier League Clubs Visiting USA and Canada

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The 2011-12 Premier League season has ended, but in several weeks many of the top Premier League sides will be playing friendly matches across North America on their pre-season tours, to help promote their clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as gaining much needed practice and training in the lead-up to the 2012-13 Premier League season that begins in August.

Here’s the latest list of Premier League clubs that will be touring the United States and Canada, including ticket information.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, hurry and order them today before you’re disappointed. This is a golden opportunity to see these Premier League clubs in person.

Chelsea

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Chelsea, 2012′s Champions of Europe, will be hitting the United States this summer with four high-profile friendlies, going from the far-flung corner of Washington State all the way down to Florida to finish their tour. This will not be one to miss.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012 versus Seattle Sounders — CenturyLink Field, Seattle — 6:30pm PT — Order tickets.
  • Sunday, July 22, 2012 versus Paris Saint-Germain — Yankee Stadium, New York — 7pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 versus MLS All-Star Team — PPL Park, Philadelphia — 8:30pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012 versus AC Milan — Sun Life Stadium, Miami — 6pm ET — Order tickets.

Liverpool

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With a new manager and a new kit for next season, Liverpool supporters will be optimistic that next season will see more silverware being won by one of the most famous English football clubs in the world. This is the first time that Liverpool has played in North America since 2004. Don’t miss them this time!

  • Saturday, July 21, 2012, versus Toronto FC — Rogers Centre, Toronto — 4pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012, versus AS Roma – Fenway Park, Boston — 6:30pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012, versus Tottenham Hotspur — M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore — 1pm ET — Order tickets.

Tottenham Hotspur

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After narrowly missing out on qualification for the Champions League, Tottenham will be very motivated to reach new heights next season. With a team of world-class players, the Lilywhites have the foundation to push on. Let’s see how they do in pre-season, in front of their very passionate and loyal supporters, to warm up for the new season.

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012, versus LA Galaxy — Home Depot Center, Carson, (CA) — 7:30pm PT — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012, versus Liverpool — M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore — 1pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012, versus New York Red Bulls — Red Bull Arena, Harrison, (NJ) — 7pm ET — Order tickets.

Swansea City

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One of the most entertaining teams of the 2011-12 Premier League season will be traveling from Wales to America for their first ever US tour. The attractive, free-flowing soccer from Swansea will be a delight to watch, as the Swans prepare for an important new season where the pundits will probably mention the sophomore curse about one hundred times!

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012, versus Colorado Rapids – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City (CO) — 7pm MT — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012, versus Ventura County Fusion — Oxnard College, Ventura (CA) — 5pm PT — Order tickets.
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012, versus San Jose Earthquakes — Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose — 7:30pm PT — Order tickets.

Stoke City

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Stoke City has a lot of close ties to the United States including one of their board members owning a USL team in Florida, as well as an academy in the States. And now The Potters, who have one of the most vocal sets of supporters in the Premier League, will be touring the United States, coming soon to a city near you.

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012, versus Columbus Crew — Crew Stadium, Columbus — 7:30pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012, versus Orlando City — Citrus Bowl, Orlando — 7:30pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012, versus Sporting Kansas City — Livestrong Park, Kansas City — 7:30pm CT — Order tickets.

Aston Villa

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Aston Villa will have a new manager and probably a more attacking style of soccer by the time they come to the United States on tour in July. With American owner Randy Lerner in charge, it’ll be a good test for Villa to see how they do against three strong MLS sides especially given the poor season Villa had under Alex McLeish in 2011-12.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012, versus Philadelphia Union — PPL Park, Philadelphia — 7:30pm ET — Order tickets.
  • Saturday, July 21, 2012, versus Chicago Fire — Toyota Park, Chicago — 7:30pm CT — Order tickets.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012, versus Portland Timbers — JELD-WEN Field, Portland — 7:30pm PT — Order tickets.
Order your tickets before they sell out!

About Christopher Harris

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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25 Responses to 2012 Summer Tour Schedule for Premier League Clubs Visiting USA and Canada

  1. Eplnfl says:

    Thanks for the run down Chris. Are you taking in the Swansea games?

    • The Gaffer says:

      I’m planning on going to the Swansea games. I still have to figure out travel plans, etc, and waiting until they announce their third game on the tour.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • gunner yank says:

        Denver resident Gaffer and I’ll be going to see your Swans take on our beloved Rapids! It will be my first experience seeing an English team in the flesh and I’m excited it’s Swansea! Rapids won’t know what hit ‘em ha ha! COYG!!!

        • wazza says:

          wasnt aware that swansea was in england! always thought it was in wales. my bad! ingerland ingerland ingerland!

          • proxl says:

            Eye-rolling at you and your rather rude reply. Despite, YESSSSS, Swansea being in Wales, it plays in — and the story is headlined — ENGLISH Premier League.

            How many yobs in the stands at Swansea know what state Denver is in, ya think?

  2. Frill Artist says:

    Not even one game in Michigan. Cripes.

  3. San Franciscan says:

    I think this is the 1st time since I started supporting United in the early 90′s that they delayed the announcment of their summer tour details.

    • huhe888 says:

      Manchester United is either staying in Europe or is headed for Asia.

      The Man Utd vs vs MLS All-Stars at Red Bull Arena last July was NOT sold out.

      • The Gaffer says:

        The attendance for the MLS All Star Game against Manchester United last year was 26,760. The capacity of Red Bull Arena is 25,000. Sounds like a sell-out to me!

        Cheers,
        The Gaffer

  4. Alex Wolcott says:

    Chelsea-PSG in NYC? Totally missed that before now.

    Might have to try to check that one out. I kind of like the Girondins as far as Ligue 1 goes, but the chance to see such high-profile clubs from my favorite two leagues seems pretty tasty.

  5. CTRed says:

    Well – i bit the bullet and will follow LFC for the entire tour. Looking forward to sitting on the Green Monster the most, but am excited for the adventure. Hope to meet many fellow Reds

    YNWA

  6. Michael Lyle says:

    Hey guys,

    I just began covering the Premier League for a website in the UK and was wondering how I can I go about applying for a media credential to cover the Chelsea match at Yankee Stadium? Who do I need to email/call to request those materials?

    Thanks much!

  7. Chicago Yeti says:

    What the hell? All we get is Aston Villa?

  8. Kyle says:

    Liverpool have mls all stars

  9. Spurs1974 says:

    Nottingham Forest coming to Charleston, SC on July 28 to take on Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium.

  10. Roscoe says:

    Man united is coming 2 South africa (Durban & Cape Town :)
    2nd game ill be witnessing of man utd in cpt

  11. James says:

    Chelsea Fc Games will be Packed, can’t wait hope they sell out

  12. evan says:

    Even though i don’t support either club, I just bought 3 tickets to go see AC Milan vs. Chelsea in Miami!

    can’t wait

  13. swen says:

    what happen to the other clubs fixture…….

  14. Jill says:

    Looks like the Premier League doesn’t give the “flyover” states any more respect than the folks from either coast do here. The east coast contains 14 state and gets 9 games, the west coast has 3 states and gets 5 games, the middle/bulk of the country comprised of 31 states gets 4 games. (Sorry Alaska and Hawaii.) My son lives for Chelsea, but no way I can afford the time or $ to travel a minimum of 530 miles (over 850 km) to take him to the nearest Chelsea game. I’d even love to take him to the game in Columbus against Stoke City (only 160 miles or 260 km away) but I didn’t learn of that scheduled game until months after we had purchased tickets to attend a different event that conflicts. :( Does Premier League not grasp the size of our country? I know the population densities are highest on the coasts, but 6 games within 187 miles of each other? Two each in Philly and Baltimore, but 1 in Chicago, when Chicago is a larger, more populace city than either Philly or Baltimore? Disappointed is an understatement.

    • The Gaffer says:

      Jill, we’ve known about these games for a few months now. Best bet is to follow EPL Talk more closely.

      This summer, the English teams are playing more games on the east coast because of a shortened summer window for some teams (Europa League qualification).

      Consider yourself lucky that the Midwest gets some games each summer. Living in South Florida, the one game we’re getting this summer is the first with an EPL team in more than a decade.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  15. Sean says:

    Blessing from heaven the mighty Potters of Stoke City are blessing us with their presence in Florida. Can’t wait!

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