Preseason: US tour schedule for every Premier League team heading Stateside

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With just one month to go until the opening day of the 2014-15 Premier League season, all 20 teams are in the thick of their preseason preparations.

That includes nine PL squads who are heading Stateside.

[RELATED: 2014-15 PL TV schedule]

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Almost half the league are heading over to the U.S. this summer to play friendlies and work on their fitness, as a grueling nine month campaign lies ahead.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are all heading to North America.

Below there are full details on where you can catch their games, as you can see the PL stars up close and personal.

At PST we will be providing plenty of updates on how all nine Premier League teams get on over the next few weeks while they are Stateside, so keep checking back for the latest news.

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Arsenal

July 26: Arsenal vs. New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. ET @ Red Bull Arena, New Jersey

Aston Villa

July 23: Aston Villa vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. ET @ Toyota Stadium, Frisco
July 26: Aston Villa vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m. ET @ BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

Crystal Palace

July 23: Crystal Palace vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. ET @ Crew Stadium
July 25: Crystal Palace vs. Philadelphia Union, 7 p.m. ET @ PPL Park
July 29: Crystal Palace vs. Richmond Kickers, 7 p.m. ET @ City Stadium

Liverpool

July 23: Liverpool vs. Roma, 7:30 p.m. ET @ Fenway Park, Boston – Live on NBCSN, online via Live Extra
July 27: Liverpool vs. Olympiakos, 6 p.m. ET @ Solider Field, Chicago
July 30: Liverpool vs. Man City, 7 p.m. ET @ Yankee Stadium, New York
August 2: Liverpool vs. AC Milan, 6:30 p.m. ET @ Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte – Live on NBCSN, online via Live Extra

Manchester City

July 23: Man City vs. Sporting KC, 9 p.m. ET @ Sporting Park
July 27: Man City vs. AC Milan, 4 p.m. ET @ Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
July 30: Man City vs. Liverpool, 7 p.m. ET @ Yankee Stadium, New York
August 2: Man City vs. Olympiakos, 3 p.m. ET @ TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Manchester United

July 23: Man United vs. LA Galaxy, 11 p.m. ET @ Rose Bowl, Pasadena
July 26: Man United vs. AS Roma, 4 p.m. ET @ MileHigh Stadium, Denver
July 29: Man United vs. Inter Milan, 7:30pm ET @ FedEx Field, Washington D.C. – Live on NBCSN, online via Live Extra
August 2: Man United vs. Real Madrid, 4 p.m. ET @ Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor

Swansea City

July 16: Swansea City vs. Chivas Guadalajara, 9 p.m. ET @ Miller Park, Milwaukee
July 19: Swansea City vs. Minnesota United, 8 p.m. ET @ National Sports Center, Blaine

Tottenham Hotspur

July 19: Tottenham vs. Seattle Sounders, 4 p.m. ET @ CenturyLink Field, Seattle
July 23: Tottenham vs. Toronto FC, 7 p.m. ET @ BMO Field, Toronto
July 26: Tottenham vs. Chicago Fire, 8 p.m. ET @ Toyota Park, Chicago

West Bromwich Albion

July 21: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sacramento Republic, 10:30 p.m. ET @ Bonney Field
July 25: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sacramento Republic, 10:30 p.m. ET @ Bonney Field

UEFA: Wales in trouble; Spain dominates; Buffon hits 1000

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Friday’s matches mark the midway point of the main round of qualifying in UEFA, and the tables remain tight near the top of Groups D and G.

[ MORE: Smalling hurt, Gibson called up ]

Group I, however, is seeing some distance between first and second thanks to Croatia’s result versus Ukraine.

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales

Neil Taylor was sent off in the 69th minute for Wales, whose World Cup hopes are in trouble.

Seamus Coleman was stretchered off after the tackle, with a scary-looking injury that will leave Everton fans sick in more ways than one. Coleman’s leg was broken, and left dangling by the challenge.

Ireland couldn’t take advantage of the sending off, and failed in a bid to overtake Serbia for first in Group D. The Irish trail on goal differential, and will host Serbia on Sept. 5.

But Wales will rue the result more, remaining four points back of second-place Ireland. Chris Coleman’s side drops a point behind Austria as well, and will not have Taylor or Gareth Bale (card accumulation) in its next match. That comes against leaders Serbia.

Italy 2-0 Albania

Daniele De Rossi scored a 12th minute penalty kick won by Andrea Belotti, and Ciro Immobile scored late to provided the goals in Gianluigi Buffon’s 1000th appearance for club and country. Fittingly, it ended in a clean sheet. The match was briefly delayed after flares were thrown onto the field.

Spain 4-1 Israel

David Silva, Vitolo, and Diego Costa stakes the Spaniards to a three-goal lead, with Lior Refaelov ruining David De Gea‘s clean sheet with 11 minutes to play. Isco scored the match’s final goal.

Spain remains atop Group G on goal differential, eight better than second place Italy. Israel is four points behind both.

Croatia 1-0 Ukraine

Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic’s 38th minute goal was enough for the hosts, and Croatia is now five points clear at the top midway through qualifying.

Elsewhere
Austria 2-0 Moldova — RB Leipzig’s Sabitzer nabs winner
Liechtenstein 0-3 Macedonia — Ilija Nestorovski bags brace
Kosovo 1-2 Iceland — Sigurdsson PK the match winner
Georgia 1-3 Serbia — Mitrovic, Tadic lead the way
Turkey 2-0 Finland — Brace for Cenk Tosun

Boro’s Gibson called to England after injury to Man Utd’s Smalling

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Scoring goals has been the biggest problem for Middlesbrough in its return to the Premier League, and that overshadows how well the Northeast club has defended its own goal.

Ben Gibson has been a huge part of that, and now he’ll earn the chance to represent his nation thanks to an injury to Chris Smalling. Gibson will join England ahead of Sunday’s home World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

[ MORE: Podolski leads Germany past England ]

Gibson has far and away been Boro’s best player, leading the side in blocked shots and clearances. The blocked shots total is tied for ninth in the Premier League, 11 behind current leader and new England teammate Michael Keane.

Smalling’s undisclosed injury is a bigger problem for Manchester United, which had already lost center back depth on England duty when Phil Jones was hurt.

Dele Alli to miss next three European matches, UCL or UEL

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Tottenham Hotspur is primed to qualify for a second-straight UEFA Champions League campaign this year, and will have to start that sophomore run without Dele Alli.

The 20-year-old playmaker has banned for his next three matches. If Spurs finish fourth, that would mean both qualifying matches and an additional match.

[ MORE: Five questions for USMNT ]

If they finish higher, Dele will miss the first three group stage matches.

Dele was shown red for a tackle on Brecht Dejaegere in Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Gent in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, as Tottenham left the tournament.

Men in Blazers podcast: Man City-Liverpool review, USMNT preview

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Rog and Davo recap the Top Four battle between Manchester City and Liverpool, ask (again) whether it’s time for Arsene to go, and break down two of the most important USMNT games in modern history.

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