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Seattle 0-2 Chelsea: Videos And Photos From US Tour

Controversy over the future of Chelsea captain John Terry’s time at Stamford Bridge continues as Manchester City manager Mark Hughes this morning expressed his desire to bring JT to the blue half of Manchester. John Terry has not publicly come out to express his commitment to Chelsea yet. And the intensity of the situation will continue to escalate after a French newspaper reported today that John Terry got into a heated argument with Chelsea players in the dressing room after the game yesterday, and stormed out.

Putting the John Terry story to the side for a minute, John Terry and his Chelsea teammates played their first match of the summer 2009 preseason yesterday in the friendly against Seattle Sounders.

The above video captures the atmosphere inside and outside the ground where 67,000 supporters enjoyed a beautiful day in the sunshine watching world-class footballers.

Inside the stadium, EPL Talk was grateful to have photographer Jordan Spektor capture exclusive images of John Terry and co playing against Seattle. You can view them as a set, or view the images in a slideshow format.

If you were at the game or you watched it on television, what are your thoughts about how Chelsea looks so far especially new signing Daniel Sturridge? And do you think there was much of a gap between the playing abilities of a MLS side and a Premier League team?

Chelsea’s next game of their US tour is against Inter Milan on Tuesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Tickets are still available. We’ll continue to bring you videos and photos, as well as news from the tour. For the up-to-the-minute news and breaking stories from other Premier League clubs, follow EPL Talk on Twitter.

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  1. CA_backpacker

    July 20, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Was actually a fun game to watch, and great to see a packed stadium. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s Inter v Chelsea game at the Rose Bowl, I have tickets and it will be interesting to see what attendance it draws on a weeknight (I’m taking the next day off work 🙂 ). Thank God it is a late game (8PM local), the heat here in LA has been crazy, and will still likely be up around 85-90F at game time.

  2. steven g. lougainis

    July 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Yes, nothing like some chumps twitter page, which cites no references, to base a rumour on. This just in: Belgian newspapers are reporting that Fernando Torres fought with his teammates over what styling products to use in his hair (Stevie Me thinks he should get highlights).

  3. erik

    July 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    you citing a mancity twitter page, how about finding the actual articles. Then look for your journalism abilities.

  4. Jayoh

    July 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Yeah…It was a little excessive as far as gimmicky things, however, it was extremely exciting to see that many people out for a football game…last time Chelsea was here against Celtic they had half of yesterday’s draw, so gimmicky or not I don’t really care because the bottom line is we need football to grow here in the states if we ever want to see the MLS be a legit league, with that said…it was obvious Chelsea were the better team, their defense was far superior to that of the Sounders…every passing lane, shooting lane, and ball in the air was covered by a Chelsea player, we were reduced to simply crossing over and over which led to nothing. Just watching Lampard alone one touch the ball was incredible the accuracy by which he executed his passes was quite impressive…it was amazing to watch such a disciplined team play, hopefully it taught our boys a thing or two. Also anyone else notice the dead grass that caused the boys to slip up like crazy…way to drop sod down only to let it die and cause a bunch of slips…great game over all, can’t wait to see Barca in a couple weeks!

  5. Patrick

    July 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Great support in Seattle, and Chelsea they where their old twatty self. I think they may struggle this season, make that I hope they struggle this year. And from reading up on the JT story seems what he really wants is a big olde hug. He just wants to be loved, is that so wrong? I hate that man so much. Let him fuck off to Milan with fat boy…

    I can’t wait for 2010 when I finally get a team in the US to support. The Philadelphia Union!!! Would love to see CFC play in Chester, PA. Makes Blackpool look like Monoco.

  6. GOALSeattle

    July 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

    And only Alex has the insight to call us on it. LOL.

    Chelsea were far above our Sounders in talent, to answer the question. However, we are on our way over here.

  7. Kartik Krishnaiyer

    July 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Sorry, Alex but even if the Americans pioneered it, England is not far behind. At the USA-England match last year at Wembley I was appalled by the Americanization of the game with kiddie contests including a pk shootout contest at halftime and loud music blaring. You may not believe this but all the cheezy sideshows which are Americana have met a backlash from real football fans stateside. Recently the Carolina Railhawks dumped the music and contests from their home matches and they deliver a simple product now: football.

  8. alex

    July 19, 2009 at 9:21 am

    hahahahahaha. only the americans could turn a football match into something so cheesey and make it have no atmosphere.

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