2014/15 Premier League Fixtures: Team-by-Team guide

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The Premier League fixtures for the 2014/15 season have been released!

Just like last season, you will be able to watch every single match live either on your television on online via NBC Sports Live Extra. TV times are released at a later date.

Newly promoted Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers, and Burnley have joined the fray, replacing relegated Fulham, Norwich City, and Cardiff City.

So without further ado, here is every team’s full fixture list for the upcoming season. Many of these dates are just preliminary to designate the matchweek itself, so there is the first of each month for reference, but other dates were left off for now.

[MORE: PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE]
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Opening Day starts August 16, start your countdown!

ARSENAL:

August 16: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
source:  September 13: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern

ASTON VILLA:

August 16: @ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern source:
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Crystal Palace, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern

BURNLEY:

August 16: vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Newcastle United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Liverpool, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern

CHELSEA:

August 16: @ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern

CRYSTAL PALACE:

August 16: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Aston Villa, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@
Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern

EVERTON:

August 16: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern

HULL CITY:

August 16: @ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern

LEICESTER CITY:

August 16: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Liverpool, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern

LIVERPOOL:

August 16: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Burnley, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern

MANCHESTER CITY:

August 16: @ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern

MANCHESTER UNITED:

August 16: vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Newcastle United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern

NEWCASTLE UNITED:

August 16: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Southampton, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Burnley, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern

QUEENS PARK RANGERS:

August 16: vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Swansea City, 2:45 pm. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern

SOUTHAMPTON:

August 16: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Crystal Palace, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:

August 16: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Swansea City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern

STOKE CITY:

August 16: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern

SUNDERLAND:

August 16: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern

SWANSEA CITY:

August 16: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern

WEST BROMWICH ALBION:

August 16: vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. West Ham United, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Aston Villa, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern

WEST HAM UNITED:

August 16: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ West Bromwich Albion, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
Feburary 7: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Leicester City. 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m.Eastern

Sounders nearing potential game-changing transfer for Gonzalez

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And another one.

Major League Soccer’s trend of adding younger players still entering their prime is set to continue with a significant Seattle Sounders acquisition from Dynamo Kyiv.

Derlis Gonzalez is the name, and you may recall it from Copa America Centenario scouting reports. The Paraguayan 23-year-old has four goals for his country, including markers against Brazil and Argentina.

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Gonzalez joined Benfica in 2012, taking a pair of loan seasons before moving to Basel in Switzerland. He moved to Ukrainian champs Dynamo in 2015, and operates as a left wing with the ability to play central or right if necessary.

Sounder At Heart says Gonzalez will play in Dynamo’s UEFA Champions League match against Young Boys on Wednesday before jetting to Seattle. In 21 UCL appearances, Gonzalez has five goals and three assists. He’s scored against Real Madrid, Besiktas, and Porto on two occasions.

So, yeah, this would be a significant addition for not just the Sounders but MLS. Bravo. The transfer fee is will also be an interesting figure.

Roma edges Tottenham in wild ICC affair

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Tottenham opened its 2017 International Champions Cup account in style on Sunday, however, the reigning Premier League runners’ up had no such luck at Red Bull Arena.

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Italian giants AS Roma knocked off Spurs, 3-2, on Tuesday night in New Jersey after Marco Tumminello’s 92nd minute finish dismissed a late push by Tottenham.

The sell-out crowd of 26,192 witnessed a largely dominating performance from Roma, who bounced back well from their opening ICC defeat against PSG — which came last Wednesday on penalty kicks.

Spurs fell behind after just 13 minutes when American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers was caught with his hand away from body, thus drawing a penalty kick for Roma.

Perotti stepped up to the spot on the ensuing kick, before burying the attempt for the Italian side’s opener.

Meanwhile, second-half substitute Under pounced on a rebound in the 70th minute to double the Roma advantage.

Spurs looked more dangerous in the second stanza, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli creating more attacking chances for the PL club, but Roma’s back line stood tall on several occasions.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side finally found a breakthrough with under four minutes remaining after Harry Winks blasted home a close-range shot following a scrum inside the Roma penalty area.

Vincent Janssen did the unthinkable, leveling the match up in stoppage time for Spurs, however, it wasn’t enough as his finish was cancelled out just seconds later by Tuminello.

Tottenham will continue its ICC campaign on Saturday against fellow PL side Manchester City, while Roma turns its attention to defending Serie A champions Juventus the following day in an all-Italy affair.

Report: Galaxy seal capture of Villarreal’s Jonathan Dos Santos

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The rumors look set to come true: A report from Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep says the LA Galaxy have doubled their Dos Santos with a $5 million purchase of Jonathan Dos Santos from Villarreal.

Jonathan joins older brother Giovani with the Galaxy, and if he has half the impact of his sibling it’s going to be a high-flying half-season for Los Angeles.

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Jonathan Dos Santos is an organizing center midfielder with offensive upside; For a quick Premier League comparison, think Danny Drinkwater or James McCarthy. The 27-year-old has 29 caps for Mexico, and played in four of El Tri’s Confederations Cup matches this summer.

He’ll help facilitate chances for star attackers Romain Alessandrini, Giovani Dos Santos, and — hopefully — Gyasi Zardes.

Giovani has 23 goals and 18 assists in 52 games for the Galaxy.

Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead USMNT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

Among some other unmentionables.

“Are you kidding me? I’m sure there’s plenty of those,” the U.S. coach acknowledged with a chuckle, “I don’t make that public information, though.”

Arena walks across midfield soaking in the California sun and surveying the scene as his players take a lap and begin stretches ahead of training on a practice field adjacent to Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes.

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He crosses his arms and paces – side to side, forward and backward – eyes up always. He shifts his hands to his hips and steals a glance downfield to where the goalkeepers are doing individual work.

“I’m thinking about my investments and retirement and things like that,” Arena cracked, then added: “I’m observing the players and looking at their habits, trying to learn as much as I can about players on a daily basis. It’s not only game day. When you have a team and there’s 23 players, every player is important. So sometimes your contributions aren’t only on game or on the field and it’s other things. You look at the qualities of players both on and off the field.”

With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger the U.S. squad needed, and that has bred success again after fans reached panic mode. Now, Arena can become the first to coach three CONCACAF Gold Cup titles if the Americans can beat surprising Jamaica on Wednesday night. The U.S. won under Arena in 2002 and `05.

“I came in with Bruce in January and I think initially you saw someone who’s trying to get points across and be pretty serious about it, but as we realized his demands and his intentions he’s been able to kind of dial it back a little bit,” midfielder Graham Zusi said. “Very dry, good sense of humor. It’s important, especially in these long camps, to have some kind of comic relief as well.”

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On Monday, Arena reminded his players it was here in the Bay Area where the Americans regained momentum in March by beating Honduras 6-0 in a World Cup qualifer.

Arena, a member of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame who turns 66 in September, has led the team to an 8-0-5 record since he returned in November for a second stint as coach, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann after the Americans’ first 0-2 start in the final round of qualifying in the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

“Four months ago we were rebuilding our program, a program that was in desperate shape of being in a position to qualify for a World Cup and all other things,” Arena said. “We’ve made great strides over the last four months. This is a great opportunity for us to continue to make progress. We’d love to win the Cup.”

The U.S. is seeking its sixth Gold Cup title and first since 2013. Nine different players have scored so far this tournament, most notably Clint Dempsey‘s record-tying 57th goal in a 2-0 semifinal win against Costa Rica on Saturday that matched Landon Donovan’s mark.

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“Coming into the situation, into the job, we were in a tough spot,” Dempsey said.

Under Arena, the Americans have momentum again regardless how Wednesday turns out. Qualifying resumes with matches against Costa Rica on Sept. 1 at Harrison, New Jersey, and four days later at Honduras. The hex concludes against Panama on Oct. 6 in Orlando, Florida, and at Trinidad and Tobago four days after.

“It’s a good group of guys, let’s start there,” veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “But Bruce has kind of come in and kind of took the edge off a little bit. That’s who he is as a person, that’s how he manages us, and he’s kind of allowed us to be ourselves and have that swagger. The one thing I would say about Bruce, which has kind of always been the case but more so now, I think he is more relaxed off the field and much more demanding on the field. He’s always kind of had that balance but it’s more extreme now, and it’s a very good thing. He asks the world of us on the field, whether it be training or games he asks us for 110 percent every day, and then when you’re off the field he’s joking, he’s very jovial and he kind of lets us be who we are.”

Arena took over with little room for error. A decade ago, he never would have envisioned himself in this spot now.

“I’m enjoying it, and I’ve always thought about what I was going to do in my mid-60s,” Arena said. “I thought I was going to retire at 55, so I’m a little bit behind schedule right now. Probably going to keep going for a while, doing something. I’m thinking from what I can tell I probably could be a sportswriter and do pretty well.”

Then added with one of those sly grins, “Nah, I’m only kidding.”