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.

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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

Jonas nets 2 late goals to keep Benfica in title hunt

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) Jonas scored two late goals to lead Benfica’s 3-1 comeback win at Pacos Ferreira on Saturday, keeping it close to Portuguese league leader FC Porto.

Jonas equalized in the 72nd minute and gave the defending champion the lead in the 88th.

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Rafa Silva added a third goal after the host was reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Gian dos Santos was shown a direct red card.

Luiz Phellype gave Pacos Ferreira the lead in the ninth.

The double increased Jonas’ league-leading tally to 27 goals.

Benfica moved to within two points of Porto before the pacesetter visits Portimonense on Sunday.

Sporting Lisbon is third at five points behind Porto. It hosts Moreirense on Monday.

Orlando City trades defender Jose Aja to Whitecaps for allocation money

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have struck a deal with an Eastern Conference side to help solidify their back line.

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On Saturday, the Cascadia club finalized a deal to acquire Orlando City defender Jose Aja in exchange for $125,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) for 2019.

Additionally, Orlando could receive another $100,000 in TAM if Aja remains on the Whitecaps roster next season and a 2021 second-round MLS SuperDraft pick if Aja is in Canada for the 2020 campaign.

Aja has made 25 appearances for Orlando since coming to MLS in 2016 from his native Uruguay.

The timing of the deal is intriguing, given Tim Parker’s willingness to exit the Whitecaps ahead of the 2018 MLS season.

PST reported on Thursday that Parker is seeking a move back to the East Coast, and the New York-native is being tracked by several Eastern Conference sides, including the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United and the Montreal Impact.

Parker is considered one of the top American defenders in MLS, and is actively seeking a massive pay raise ahead of the new season, after making just under $100,000 in 2017.

PL Sunday preview: Red Devils battle Chelsea at Old Trafford

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It will surely be one of the biggest fixtures of the season when Manchester United and Chelsea get together on Sunday, and for both clubs a victory could be vital in projecting their form for the rest of the 2017/18 campaign.

Meanwhile, a crucial meeting at Selhurst Park pits teams on opposite ends of the table against one another. Crystal Palace enters the weekend levels on points with 18th-place Swansea, while Tottenham could leap Chelsea for fourth if results go in favor of Spurs.

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Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur — 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

The injury bug has hit Palace hard as of late, with a total of 12 senior team players being left out of Roy Hodgson‘s squad. The list includes Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye and Mamadou Sakho, which won’t make things easy against a talented Spurs side.

Tottenham have had a ton of success in this fixture recently, winning the last five encounters and only allowing one goal in the process.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have hit the ground running in the second half of the season thus far, picking up a league-high 15 points in the Premier League since the start of 2018.

If there is a saving grace for the Eagles though, it is that Palace has been solid at home this season, and gone unbeaten in nine of its last 10 fixtures at Selhurst.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea — 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN

After a pair of draws from the PL sides kicked off their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns midweek, United and Chelsea can now focus their attention back to England; at least for the time being.

Jose Mourinho’s team came away from Seville with a crucial scoreless draw after the hosts tested goalkeeper David De Gea on numerous occasions, while Chelsea were close to pulling out a victory against Barcelona had it not been for a big-time mistake from Andreas Christensen late in the match.

Nonetheless, this is a fixture that always garners significant attention, especially from the Blues, who tend to have a better go of it. United has won just once against Chelsea in their last 14 fixtures, with the lone victory coming last season.

That said, Antonio Conte and his side have failed to exemplify consistency this year, and that includes road matches. The Blues have just two road wins in their last nine attempts across all competitions, which bodes well for the Red Devils.

The good news for Chelsea is the recent form of attacking duo Willian and Eden Hazard. The Brazilian was constantly in dangerous positions up the pitch against the Blaugrana in their recent UCL encounter, nabbing the lone goal for the Blues, while Hazard has scored six times in his last six PL matches.

The 2 Robbies: Unstoppable Liverpool, Man United-Chelsea and more

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In today’s episode, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss Liverpool’s emphatic win over West Ham (0:17), breakdown an extremely complicated relegation situation where nearly half of the league is in jeopardy of going down (10:05), before closing the show with a preview of tomorrow’s Man United v. Chelsea match (28:10).

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