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

Video: Ronaldo scores fourth goal, gives Portugal early lead

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He has four goals in less than two matches, and Portugal is off to another flying start courtesy of their star forward.

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Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Portuguese a 1-0 lead against Morocco in the fourth minute after brilliantly heading home a corner kick.

The Real Madrid star gave Portugal a similar spark at the beginning of their 3-3 draw against Spain in their first Group B match when Ronaldo drew, and scored a penalty kick inside of the opening three minutes.

Is there anything this man cannot do?

Reports: Alli unlikely to play in England’s second Group G match

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The Three Lions may not have taken all good news away from the team’s 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener.

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Several reports are suggesting that England will likely be without Tottenham playmaker Dele Alli in their second Group G match against Panama on Sunday.

Alli was forced out of England’s opener with a thigh strain, which gave manager Gareth Southgate the decision to put in Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

There isn’t a timetable for the 22-year-old’s return to the pitch, but his absence will definitely present a major question for Southgate heading into the rest of group play.

Without Alli in the starting XI, it’ll likely be between Loftus-Cheek and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard to fill the role where Alli normally sits.

In the case of Lingard, who started against Tunisia, the England boss would have to bring in another starter if Southgate opts to have the Red Devils attacker sit in as the number 10.

Report: Newcastle activates $12m release clause of ex-Arsenal youth

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Reports out of Turkey say Newcastle United have finally struck the transfer market for a new No. 10.

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Aksam reports that Rafa Benitez got the Magpies hierarchy to activate a near $12 million release clause for Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.

The 25-year-old was part of Arsenal’s youth set-up until 2012, making two League Cup appearances in 2011-12 before moving to Besiktas.

Dutch-born Ozyakup is 35-times capped with a goal for Turkey, twice captaining the Crescent-Stars.

Ozyakup lost playing time to Talisca this season, and registered just four assists in 24 appearances. In 219 appearances for Besiktas, he’s posted 27 goals with 50 assists.

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Lukaku pens inspiring post on hard-scrabble upbringing

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Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has an inspiring and emotional post in The Players’ Tribune which tugs at the heart strings and explains his competitive fire.

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Lukaku talks about how his family’s poverty caused him to become a fierce competitor in the hopes of meeting his dreams head-on and providing for his family.

The Belgian, 25, scored twice in his side’s 3-0 World Cup-opening win over Panama earlier this week, and is now far removed from his youth, but he tells his story as if it lives fresh in his mind.

From The Players’ Tribune:

There were even times when my mum had to “borrow” bread from the bakery down the street. The bakers knew me and my little brother, so they’d let her take a loaf of bread on Monday and pay them back on Friday.

Lukaku also talks about racism in football, his debut for Anderlecht, and that aforementioned competitive drive. It’s 100 percent worth the read.