Connect with us

Leagues: EPL

Stoke City Announces Summer 2013 US Tour

Stoke City announced today that the club will be embarking on a 10-day tour of the United States this summer.

The Stoke City players, including Americans Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea, will land in the United States on July 22. Stoke have lined up a friendly against FC Dallas on Saturday, July 27.

Stoke will play another friendly, on either July 24 or 25, against a different team. Details are expected to be announced next week regarding that match.

“The tour to the United States was extremely successful last year, first and foremost in achieving our primary objective of helping to prepare the squad for the season ahead,” said City’s Chief Executive Tony Scholes. “The football management and players were impressed with the high standard of the opposition for all three games, as well as the quality of the training facilities.

“The transfer of Brek Shea subsequently presented an opportunity for us to play a match against his former club which is where we will be heading as part of this tour.

“It’s also a good time to be going back with an exciting feature of the new television agreement being NBC’s coverage which will enhance the Barclays Premier League’s profile in the United States and if there is one market right now where we can develop our own profile, then it has to be America due to the presence of three US internationals in our squad.”

In previous summers where Stoke have conducted pre-season in the United States, Stoke City have played against Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City.

Who’s planning on going to see Stoke City play against FC Dallas? And which team do you think Stoke should play in their second friendly in the United States? Will it be sister club Orlando City, or is there another team that you’d like to see Stoke play Stateside? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

Stoke City will be in the United States during pre-season in addition to other Premier League sides such as Chelsea and Manchester City.

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. D Paskoff

    June 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    If there is anything that will kill interest in football in the US, it would be the likes of Stoke or Sunderland playing a friendly stateside. Pls stay away from Seattle!

  2. Steve

    May 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Went to see Stoke play the Crew in Columbus last year. It was awesome night with my son. I really hope they make it back this year.

  3. Martin A

    May 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

    It would be great to see the potters come to New York. I wear the stripes to the Red Bulls games and plenty of people recognize the shirt. As for the manager, would love to see Steve Bould come back home.

  4. Marc L

    May 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Whoa! I’ll most definitely have to see our six-fingered friends visit Dallas. FC Dallas’ ground is about a ten-minute drive for me.

    Which, to Cranson’s question, is about as far from Harlan, KY (both geographically and socioeconomically) as you can get.

    So bring your gold card, rent a BMW so you fit in with us, and stop in at the Londoner next to the ground before the match. Not too bad of a pub. Fake as all get-out compared to the real things in the UK, but certainly tolerable.

  5. Socal stokies

    April 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    LA please….the mighty potters in LA to play Chivas and/or Galaxy…..amazing!!
    There are loads of us down here.

  6. Varghese

    April 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I may go depending on the ticket price. Gaffer, will you request United to play at Frisco please? 🙂

    • The Gaffer

      April 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Manchester United are touring Asia this summer, so they won’t be coming Stateside. Sorry.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  7. MozzaaSCFC

    April 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I won’t be going, but the other team that the club will play I think is going to be Houston Dynamo for their charity cup they do; it was rumoured sometime in January, plus with it being in Texas also it would seem logical, then we’ll probably play Orlando City again aswell.

  8. IanCransonsKnees

    April 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    What’s Dallas like then, worth the trip?

    I’d like somewhere near Harlan County so I could make a pilgrimage to see where the best TV export in years, Justified, is filmed. It looks like a red neck equivalent of one of our rough council estates only with more liability to be bumped off if you mess with the locals or the law.

    • AJ

      April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Dallas is excellent; unfortunately, it’s nowhere close to Kentucky (where Justified is set)

    • Bill

      April 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      I’ve heard rumblings in Pittsburgh that an EPL team might be coming here to play this summer. If it ends up being Stoke, it might be a decent trip. Pittsburgh is where they shot the pilot episode of Justified and Harlan is probably an 8 hour drive from Pittsburgh.

      • IanCransonsKnees

        April 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm

        Cheers fellas. Hopefully our new manager will be in place by then.

      • Philswin08

        April 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

        I’ve heard the same rumblings regarding Pittsburgh but there are two problems IMO…The ground only holds 4,000 fans and a USL Pro team is hardly good enough competition for a Premier League team prepping for a season.

        • Bill

          April 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

          I agree that USL Pro probably isn’t good enough competition, although I think Bolton played a couple of USL pro teams a few years ago. As an Arsenal fan I’d love to see them make it over here one of these years.

          Ian who do you think will be the new manager at Stoke? I’m interested to know if you’d like a manager who will play a different style, or someone who will stick to a similar playing style?

          • IanCransonsKnees

            April 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

            I’d be happy with RDM. As for the style of football I’d take how we were playing in our run to the FA Cup final. It really will be uncharted territory though. I’ve had a season ticket for 18 years, 10 of them under Pulis as manager. It’s likely there’ll be a bit of a culture shock and love or loathe him he’s arguably the most successful manager we’ve had.

        • Yespage

          April 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

          This Stoke we are talking about, a US Pro would be just fine. ;^P

          And 4,000 capacity would be fine. Probably short of 4,000 in Columbus last summer. Pittsburgh would be nice and within my range.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Leagues: EPL

Translate »