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Preseason schedules for all 20 Premier League teams

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With Premier League teams back in preseason training and pounding the pitches with fitness tests galore, now seems like a good time to see what is coming up for each team in the next few weeks.

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The 2017-18 PL campaign kicks off on August 12 and plenty of PL clubs will rack up some serious air miles between now and then.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City are all heading to the USA on tour, while Crystal Palace, Liverpool, West Brom and Leicester City will take part in the Premier League’s Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

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Arsenal and Chelsea will also head out to the Far East with plenty of other clubs heading to Continental Europe to train and play games at altitude.

Via the PremierLeague.com take a look below at the full schedules for each PL club, as things stands, with details on how to watch your team in action this summer.


Arsenal

13 July v Sydney FC, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Details
15 July v Western Sydney Wanderers, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Details
19 July v Bayern Munich (Shanghai Stadium) International Champions Cup Details
22 July v Chelsea (Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing) Details
29 July v Benfica, Emirates Stadium (Emirates Cup) Details
30 July v Sevilla, Emirates Stadium (Emirates Cup) Details
6 August v Chelsea, Wembley Stadium (Community Shield) Details

Bournemouth

15 July v Estoril Praia, Stadium Municipal, Marbella Details
22 July 
v Portsmouth, Fratton Park, Portsmouth Details
29 July v Queens Park Rangers, Loftus Road, London Details
30 July v Valencia, Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth Details
2 August v Yeovil Town, Huish Park, Yeovil Details
6 August v Napoli, Vitality Stadium Details

Brighton & Hove Albion

14 July v Fortuna Dusseldorf, Sportplatz St Ulrich, Austria Details
22 July v Crawley Town, Checkatrade.com Stadium, Crawley
25 July v Southend United, Roots Hall, Essex Details
29 July v Norwich City, Carrow Road, Norwich Details
1 August v Girona, Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamos, Catalonia Details
6 August v Atletico Madrid, Amex Stadium, Brighton Details

Burnley

14 July v Shamrock Rovers, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin Details
22 July v Kidderminster Harriers Details
22 July v Alfreton Town Details
25 July v Preston North End, Deepdale Details
29 July v Nottingham Forest, City Ground, Nottingham Details
1 August v Celta Vigo, Turf Moor, Burnley Details
5 August v Hannover 96, Turf Moor, Burnley Details

Chelsea

22 July v Arsenal, Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing Details
25 July v Bayern Munich, National Stadium, Singapore (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Inter Milan, National Stadium, Singapore (International Champions Cup) Details
6 August v Arsenal, Wembley Stadium (Community Shield) Details

Crystal Palace

15 July v Maidstone United, Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone Details
19 July v Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v West Brom/Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
5 August v Schalke 04, Selhust Park, London Details

Everton

13 July v Gor Mahia FC, Tanzania National Main Stadium, Tanzania Details
19 July v FC Twente, SV De Lutte, Overijssel Details
22 July v KRC Genk, Luminus Arena, Genk Details
27 July v TBC (UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg)
3 August v TBC (UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg)
6 August v Sevilla, Goodison Park, Liverpool Details

Huddersfield Town

12 July v Accrington Stanley, Wham Stadium, Accrington Details
16 July v Bury, Gigg Lane Details
22 July v Barnsley, Oakwell, Barnsley Details
1 August v Stuttgart, Schwaz, Austria Details
4 August v Torino, Jenbach, Austria Details

Leicester City

19 July v West Brom, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v Crystal Palace/Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
26 July v Luton Town, Kenilworth Road, Luton Details
28 July v MK Dons, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Details
29 July v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton Details
1 August v Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent Details
4 August v Borussia Monchengladbach, King Power Stadium, Leicester Details

Liverpool

12 July v Tranmere Rovers, Prenton Park, Birkenhead Details
14 July v Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Wigan Details
19 July v Crystal Palace, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v West Brom/Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
29 July v Hertha BSC, Olympiastadion Berlin Details
1 August v Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid/Napoli, Allianz Arena (Audi Cup) Details
2 August v Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid/Napoli, Allianz Arena (Audi Cup) Details
5 August v Athletic Club, Aviva Stadium, Dublin Details

Manchester City

20 July v Manchester United, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (International Champions Cup) Details
26 July v Real Madrid, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Tottenham Hotspur, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee (International Champions Cup) Details
4 August v West Ham United, Laugardalsvollur National Stadium, Reykjavik Details

Manchester United

15 July v LA Galaxy, Stubhub Centre, Los Angeles Details
17 July v Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah Details
20 July v Manchester City, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (International Champions Cup) Details
23 July v Real Madrid, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California (International Champions Cup) Details
26 July v Barcelona, FedExField, Washington DC (International Champions Cup) Details
30 July v Valerenga, Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo Details
2 August v Sampdoria, Aviva Stadium, Dublin Details
8 August v Real Madrid, National Arena Filip II, FYR Macedonia (UEFA Super Cup)

Newcastle United

14 July v Heart of Midlothian, Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Details
22 July v Preston North End, Deepdale, Preston Details
26 July v Bradford City, Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford Details
29 July v FSV Mainz 05, Opel Arena, Mainz Details
2 August v Wolfsburg, AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg Details
6 August v Hellas Verona, St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Southampton

Tour of France & Tour of Austria planned
22 July
v Brentford, Griffin Park, Brentford Details

Stoke City

10 July v Neuchatel Xamax, Tissot Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Uhrencup) Details
12 July v Young Boys Bern, Tissot Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Uhrencup) Details
15 July v AS Monaco, Neutral venue, Martigny, Switzerland Details
25 July v Sheffield United, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Details
29 July v Bolton Wanderers, Macron Stadium, Bolton Details
30 July v Crewe Alexandra, Alexandra Stadium, Crewe Details
5 August v RB Leipzig, Red Bull Arena, Leipzig Details

Swansea City

12 July v Barnet, The Hive Stadium, Harrow Details
15 July v Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia, US Details
19 July v Richmond Kickers, Richmond, US Details
22 July v North Carolina, Sahlen’s Stadium, US Details
29 July v Birmingham City, St Andrew’s, Birmingham Details
5 August v Sampdoria, Liberty Stadium Details

Tottenham Hotspur

22 July v Paris Saint-Germain, Camping World Stadium, Orlando (International Champions Cup) Details
25 July v Roma, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Manchester City, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee (International Champions Cup) Details
5 August v Juventus, Wembley Stadium, London Details

Watford

8 July v Woking, Laithwaite Community Stadium, Woking Details
15 July v AFC Wimbledon, Cherry Red Records Stadium, Kingston Upon Thames Details
18 July v Viktoria Plzen, TBC, Austria Details
22 July v SD Eibar, TBC, Austria Details
29 July v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Birmingham Details
5 August v TBC, Vicarage Road, Watford Details

West Bromwich Albion

12 July v SK Slavia Prague, Kumberg Stadium, Kumberg Details
19 July v Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v Crystal Palace/Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
26 July v Walsall, Banks’s Stadium, Walsall Details
26 July v Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent Details
29 July v Bristol Rovers, Memorial Stadium, Bristol Details
29 July v Slough Town Details
1 August v Kidderminster Harriers, Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster Details
1 August v Port Vale, Vale Park, Stoke-on-Trent Details
5 August v Deportivo La Coruna, Estadio Riazor, A Coruna (Teresa Herrera Trophy) Details

West Ham United

28 July v Werder Bremen, Osterwald Stadion, Schneverdingen (Betway Cup) Details
29 July v Werder Bremen, Heinz-Dettmer Stadion, Lohne (Betway Cup) Details
1 August v Altona 93, Adolf-Jager-Kampfbahn Stadium, Hamburg Details
4 August v Manchester City, Laugardalsvollur National Stadium, Reykjavik Details

Julie Ertz scores in USWNT win, discovers good Eagles news after

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Whoever scheduled the U.S. Women’s National Team’s friendly against Denmark at the same time as the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night should really consider the Ertz family in the future.

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While noted USWNT defender Julie Ertz and her team cruised past the Danes in a 5-1 victory, her husband, Zach, was playing a hand in the Philadelphia Eagles’ progression to the NFL’s Super Bowl.

With Julie not knowing what to expect following her team’s match, find out how she took the news of her husband’s triumph in the video below.

While Zach’s night was certainly a memorable one for many reasons, it was Julie that arguably had the better performance — which included a goal in the 19th minute off of a close-range volley.

The USWNT had trailed through 14 minutes, but a combination of goals from Alex Morgan and Ertz in a span of two minutes quickly erased the deficit.

For Morgan, it was her 80th goal for the Stars and Stripes.

Meanwhile, a second-half brace from teenage sensation Mallory Pugh and Crystal Dunn’s finish with nine minutes to play proved to be the icing on the cake for Jill Ellis’ side, who kicked off 2018 with a bang.

Report: LA FC near deal for Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez

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As this year’s MLS newcomers aim to fill out the rest of their roster, Los Angeles FC appears close to adding a goalkeeper.

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Reports out of Honduras have stated that Luis Lopez is close to signing with the expansion side, which will suit up for manager Bob Bradley starting in March.

The 24-year-old Lopez most recently played for Real Espana in Honduras’ top flight, who won the league’s Aperatura season. Real currently sits third through one match to start the Clausura season.

At the moment, LA FC has just one other goalkeeper on its roster, former Seattle Sounders keeper Tyler Miller.

Additionally, the Real Espana goalkeeper has made 12 appearances for the Honduras national team.

Bayern beats Bremen 4-2 to go 16 points clear in Bundesliga

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BERLIN (AP) Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich stretched its considerable Bundesliga lead even further Sunday with a 4-2 win over visiting Werder Bremen.

It’s the sixth consecutive round in which Bayern has extended its lead since a defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 13th round – Jupp Heynckes’ only blot in 17 games across all competitions since he returned as coach.

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Bayern moved 16 points clear after 19 games.

Despite facing a relegation fight and aware of the side’s terrible record in Munich – Bayern scored at least five goals in each of Bremen’s last five visits – the visiting players showed they weren’t overawed and started brightly.

Max Kruse struck the post early on, and the visitors duly went ahead in the 25th minute when Kruse timed his pass perfectly for Jerome Gondorf to squeeze the ball past Sven Ulreich, through the goalkeeper’s legs.

But Bayern struck back with its first real chance minutes before the break. Thomas Mueller controlled Jerome Boateng’s cross on his chest with his first touch and profited from defender Milos Veljkovic‘s loss of balance as he scored with his next.

Lewandowski, who skipped Bayern’s previous game with a knee problem, put the home side in front with a powerful header from James Rodriguez’ corner with a half-hour remaining.

An own-goal from Niklas Suele gave Bremen renewed hope, but Lewandowski grabbed his league-leading 17th goal of the season minutes later with another header, this time Mueller providing the cross.

Mueller then sealed it late with his second of the game off a ball over the top from James. It was the 28-year-old’s 100th Bundesliga goal.

Mueller suggested Bayern’s nine-day break between games had a negative impact as the team had an even tougher week than usual in training.

“Perhaps that’s a small reason (for Bayern’s lackluster start),” Mueller said. “We certainly have to work on a few things, like we do after every game. We’re not yet where we want to be. But the team’s attitude and condition are excellent.”

SCHALKE DISAPPOINTS

Niclas Fuellkrug scored late for Hannover to grab a 1-1 draw at Schalke, denying the home side the opportunity to go second.

Much of the Schalke supporters’ attention was focused on Leon Goretzka, the Germany midfielder who agreed to join Bayern on a free transfer at the end of the season.

There were whistles for Goretzka as his name was called out before kickoff, and there were more any time he touched the ball before he was eventually taken off for Weston McKennie.

Some fans held a large banner declaring: “Neither money nor titles are worth more than our club.”

Marko Pjaca scored early on his first Bundesliga start after joining Schalke from Juventus, but the home side did not press its advantage and Fuellkrug earned the visitors a deserved share of the points. Hannover’s Felix Klaus hit the post in the first half.

Transfer rumor roundup: Auba to Arsenal, Man City target Evans, Fred

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With less than 10 days remaining in the winter transfer window in England, and other leagues not too far behind, teams are looking to bolster their rosters in an attempt to make title pushes come May.

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Pro Soccer Talk takes a glance at some of Sunday’s biggest transfer stories and rumors, with an emphasis on those pertaining to the Premier League.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks to be on his way to the Emirates Stadium this month, as Arsenal aims to revamp its attack in the wake of Alexis Sanchez’s departure.

Goal is reporting that Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is in Germany to help close the deal for the Gunners, who are also nearing a move for Manchester United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan have a history together, having featured together in the Borussia Dortmund lineup.

Various reports still state that Dortmund is holding out for nearly $73 million in order for the Gunners to obtain Aubameyang’s services this window.


For awhile it seemed like Manchester City were the favorites to acquire Sanchez, but now the club has turned its attention elsewhere.

Goal is reporting that the Cityzens will instead go after West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.

Pep Guardiola‘s side is reportedly seeking a deeper bench heading into next month when the UEFA Champions League picks back up.

Man City currently holds a 12-point lead at the top of the PL table.


Chelsea has had some interest recently in some… interesting…. PL strikers, and now the Blues have apparently turned their attention to another lesser-known commodity.

It seems that the Blues have turned their attention to Burnley forward Ashley Barnes to serve as a secondary option in Antonio Conte‘s lineup.

Alvaro Morata remains the club’s go-to option up front, along with attackers Eden Hazard and Willian, but Chelsea has been seeking another forward to compliment the Spaniard for some time.

Additionally, Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is in the mix as well for the Blues, despite only having scored two PL goals this season (eight in all comps).