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Aston Villa Announce Summer Preseason Tour to United States; Will Play 2 Games In Texas

aston villa us friendlies Aston Villa Announce Summer Preseason Tour to United States; Will Play 2 Games In Texas

Aston Villa will be playing two pre-season friendlies in the United States this summer as part of its preparation for the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Villa will play FC Dallas on July 23 and Houston Dynamo on July 26. It will be the Club’s sixth US visit after a trip to Atlanta more than 30 years ago began the tours Stateside.

Villa played in San Jose and Los Angeles in 1997, New York in 1999 and Columbus in 2007. In 2012 a three-match tour comprised games in Philadelphia, Chicago and Portland.

Ticket details have not yet been announced.

Aston Villa join a long list of Premier League team who will be playing friendlies in the United States this summer including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and — to be announced soon — Fulham.

USA international Guzan, who played almost four seasons in MLS for Chivas USA, said: “It’s exciting. I think last time we were in America the boys really enjoyed their time there. We’re looking forward to it again and there won’t be much travel between cities so everyone will really enjoy it.

“I still keep up with the teams in MLS and how they’re doing and the league in general. It will be nice to see some old friends and some familiar faces when we get over there but, more importantly, it will be a good chance for us to get our pre-season underway and really try to get some quality work done.”

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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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