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Everton and Chelsea Announce Plans to Head Back to US On Another Summer Tour: The Nightly EPL

international champions cup 600x316 Everton and Chelsea Announce Plans to Head Back to US On Another Summer Tour: The Nightly EPL

In the 365 days a year/24 hours a day soccer business, there’s never a good time to take a vacation. But sometimes you have to go. But even when you go, it’s hard to keep yourself away from the games. So while walking around Legoland Florida with my wife and kids, today, and enjoying a great relaxing day, I had my iPhone tuned in to the BBC World Service commentary (thanks to the tips from the EPL Talk readers), and was reading the EPL Talk comment threads throughout the afternoon to stay updated on what I was missing.

Not only did I miss one of the most entertaining Champions League Finals in years, but I was also away as Everton officially revealed their new club crest (a story that we told you about over a month ago), but two Premier League clubs have announced they’re competing in a major summer soccer competition on US soil (one that will covered by FOX Soccer).

Everton and Chelsea are heading back to the United States on summer tours. Both teams will play in the International Champions Cup with most (if not all the matches) being played on US soil against teams that may include AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, Benfica and LA Galaxy.

Details are sketchy so far but it appears that games involving the clubs will be played across the United States in cities such as Indianpolis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York and San Francisco, with the finals to be played in Miami. The games will take place between July 27 and August 7.

Who’s in?

Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:

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3 Responses to Everton and Chelsea Announce Plans to Head Back to US On Another Summer Tour: The Nightly EPL

  1. jtm371 says:

    i would have to say the new Everton Crest sucks.oh well out with the old in with the new.

  2. CTBlues says:

    I can’t believe Chelsea is going to play in US in a post season series then in the summer play in Asia and the US again.

  3. Gary says:

    Clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City recognize that the US market is mostly untapped soccer-wise and they are trying to gain a foothold. Both clubs need to grow beyond the European and Asian markets.

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