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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.
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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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