Schedule: Full list of preseason games for all 20 Premier League teams

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All 20 Premier League teams have been back hard at work training for a few weeks now, but now the fun stuff begins. Games.

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Huge preseason tournaments in the U.S., the Far East, Australia and around Europe will be graced by PL teams as they continue their preparations for the 2015-16 season.

Below are the schedules for all 20 Premier League teams during preseason. Please bear in mind that all games are subject to change and the date and times of some matches are yet to be confirmed.

Arsenal

15 July: Singapore XI  (Barclays Asia Trophy – Singapore National Stadium) 10:20 a.m. ET on NBC Universo and Live Extra
18 July: Everton or Stoke City (Barclays Asia Trophy – Singapore National Stadium) TBC on NBC Universo and Live Extra
25 July: Lyon (Emirates Cup – Emirates Stadium) 11:20 a.m. ET
26 July: Wolfsburg (Emirates Cup – Emirates Stadium) – 11:20 a.m. ET
2 August: Chelsea (Community Shield – Wembley Stadium)  10 a.m ET

Aston Villa

11 July: Fulham 3-1 Aston Villa (Estadio Da Nora, Albufeira)
17 July: Sporting Braga (Estadio Da Nora, Albufeira) 1:30 p.m. ET
21 July: Swindon Town (County Ground) 2:45 p.m. ET
25 July: Walsall (Banks’s Stadium) 8 p.m ET
28 July: Wolverhampton Wanderers (Molineux) 2:45 p.m. ET

Bournemouth 

14 July: Philadelphia Union (PPL Park, Pennsylvania) 7 p.m. ET
18 July: Exeter City (St James’ Park) 10 a.m. ET
25 July: Nantes (Stade Leo Lagrange, Saint-Nazaire) 1:30 p.m. ET
28 July: Yeovil Town (Huish Park) 2:45 p.m. ET
1 August: Hoffenheim (Rhein-Neckar Arena, Sinsheim) 10 a.m. ET

Chelsea

23 July: New York Red Bulls (International Champions Cup – Red Bull Arena, NJ) 8 p.m. ET
25 July: Paris Saint-Germain (International Champions Cup – Bank of America Stadium, NC) 6 p.m. ET
29 July: Barcelona (International Champions Cup – FedEx Field, MD) 8 p.m. ET
2 August: Arsenal (Community Shield – Wembley Stadium)  10 a.m ET
5 August: Fiorentina (International Champions Cup – Stamford Bridge) 3 p.m. ET

Crystal Palace

18 July v Union Berlin (Stadion An der Alten Forsterei), 8 a.m. ET
24 July: Supersport United (Cape Town Cup – Cape Town Stadium) 12:45 p.m. ET
26 July: Ajax Cape Town or Sporting Clube de Portugal (Cape Town Cup – Cape Town Stadium) TBC
1 August: Fulham (Craven Cottage) 10 a.m .ET
3 August: Dagenham & Redbridge (Victoria Road) 3:30 p.m. ET

Everton

15 July: Stoke City (Barclays Asia Trophy – Singapore National Stadium) 5:50 a.m. ET on NBC Universo and Live Extra
18 July: Arsenal or Singapore XI (Singapore National Stadium) TBC on NBC Universo and Live Extra
1 August: Leeds United (Elland Road) 10 a.m. ET
2 August: Villarreal (H) 10 a.m. ET

Leicester City

21 July: Lincoln City (Sincil Bank Stadium) 2:45 p.m. ET
25 July: Mansfield Town (One Call Stadium) 10 a.m. ET
29 July: Burton Albion (Pirelli Stadium) 2:30 p.m .ET
1 August: Birmingham City (St Andrew’s Stadium) 10 a.m. ET

Liverpool

14 July: True Thai Premier League All Stars (Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok) Won, 4-0
17 July: Brisbane Roar (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) 8:45 a.m. ET
20 July: Adelaide United (Adelaide Oval, Adelaide) 5:30 a.m. ET
24 July: Malaysia XI (Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur) 8:45 a.m. ET
1 August: HJK Helsinki (Olympic Stadium, Helsinki), 12:30 p.m. ET

Manchester City

21 July: Roma (International Champions Cup – MCG, Melbourne) 6 a.m. ET
24 July: Real Madrid (International Champions Cup – MCG, Melbourne) 6 a.m. ET
27 July: Vietnam (My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi)
1 August: VfB Stuttgart (Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart)

Manchester United

18 July: Club America (International Champions Cup – CenturyLink Field, WA) 11 p.m. ET
21 July: San Jose Earthquakes (International Champions Cup – Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA) 11 p.m. ET
25 July: Barcelona (International Champions Cup – Levi’s Stadium, CA) 4 p.m. ET
30 July: Paris Saint-Germain (International Champions Cup – Soldier Field, Chicago) 9 p.m. ET

Newcastle United

15 July: Club Atlas (Miller Park, WI) 9 p.m. ET
19 July: Sacramento Republic (Bonney Field, CA) 11 p.m. ET
22 July: Portland Timbers (Providence Park, OR) 10:30 p.m. ET
26 July: Sheffield United (Bramall Lane) 8 a.m. ET
29 July: York City (Bootham Crescent 2:45 p.m. ET
1 August: Borussia Moenchengladbach (St James’ Park)

Norwich City

11 July: Gorleston 0-7 Norwich City (Emerald Park)
14 July: Hitchin Town (Top Field) 2:45 p.m. ET
17 July: Cambridge United (R Costings Abbey Stadium) 2:30 p.m. ET
28 July: West Ham United (Carrow Road) 2:45 p.m. ET
1 August: Brentford (Carrow Road) 10 a.m. ET

Southampton

8 July: RB Leipzig 5-4 Southampton (Sportklub Bischofshofen, Austria)
11 July: Valencia 1-0 Southampton (Red Bull Arena, Salzburg) (45min match)
11 July: Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 Southampton (Red Bull Arena, Salzburg) (45min match)
18 July: Groningen (Euroborg) 8:30 a.m. ET
21 July: KVV Quick 1920 (Sportpark Vondersweijde) 1 p.m. ET
23 July: Feyenoord (De Kuip) 2 p.m. ET
30 July: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg (Draw not yet made)
2 August: Espanyol (St Mary’s Stadium) 10 a.m. ET
6 August: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg (Draw not yet made)

Stoke City

15 July: Everton (Barclays Asia Trophy – Singapore National Stadium) 5:50 a.m. ET on NBC Universo and Live Extra
18 July: Arsenal or Singapore XI (Singapore National Stadium) TBC on NBC Universo and Live Extra
22 July: Wrexham (Racecourse Ground) 2 p.m. ET
25 July: Brentford (Griffin Park) 8:30 a.m. ET
1 August: Cologne (Colonia Cup – RheinEnergieStadium) Kick-off TBC
2 August: Porto TBC (Colonia Cup – RheinEnergieStadium) Kick-off TBC

Sunderland

9 July: Darlington 1883 2-4 Sunderland (Heritage Park)
15 July:
Sacramento Republic (Bonney Field, CA) 11 p.m. ET
18 July: Futbol Pachuca (Bonney Field, CA) 10:30 p.m. ET
23 July: Toronto (BMO Field, Toronto) 7 p.m. ET
29 July: Doncaster Rovers (Keepmoat Stadium) 2:45 p.m. ET
1 August: Hannover (HDI Arena) 11 a.m. ET

Swansea City

15 July: Borussia Monchengladbach (Venue TBC) 12 p.m. ET
18 July: 1860 Munich (Venue TBC) 1 p.m. ET
24 July: Reading (Adams Park) 2:45 p.m. ET
25 July: Nottingham Forest (City Ground) 10 a.m. ET

Tottenham Hotspur

29 July: MLS All-Stars (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, CO) 9 p.m. ET
4 August: Real Madrid (Audi Cup – Allianz Arena, Munich) 12 p.m. ET
5 August v Bayern Munich or AC Milan (Audi Cup – Allianz Arena, Munich) Kick-off TBC

Watford

11 July: AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Watford (Cherry Red Records Stadium)
15 July: Verl (Stadion an der Poststrasse) 2:30 p.m. ET
17 July: Eintracht Braunschweig (Eintracht-Stadion) 2:30 p.m. ET
19 July: SC Paderborn 07 (Benteler Arena) 12 p.m. ET
25 July: Dundee United (Tannardice) 10 a.m. ET
28 July: Cardiff City (Cardiff City Stadium) 2:45 p.m. ET
31 July: Sevilla (Vicarage Road) 10 a.m. ET

West Bromwich Albion

8 July: Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 West Brom (Athletic Area, Schladming, Austria)
15 July:
Orlando City (Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, FL) 7: 30 p.m. ET
17 July: Charleston Battery (Blackbaud Stadium, SC) 7:30 p.m. ET
19 July: Richmond Kickers (Richmond City Stadium, VI) 5:30 p.m. ET
28 July: Walsall (Bank’s Stadium) 2:30 p.m. ET

West Ham United

2 July: West Ham United 3-0 Lusitans
9 July: Lusitans 0-1 West Ham United
16 July: Birkirkara FC (H)
23 July: Birkirkara FC (A)

11 July: Peterborough United 3-3 West Ham United (London Road)
18 July: Southend United (Roots Hall) 10 a.m ET
21 July: Colchester United (Weston Homes Community Stadium) 2:45 p.m. ET
25 July: Charlton Athletic (The Valley) 10 a.m .ET
28 July: Norwich City (Carrow Road) 2:45 p.m. ET
2 August: Werder Bremen (Upton Park)

Ibrahimovic scores twice, 10-man Galaxy ties Sounders 2-2

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Carson, Calif. (AP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in each half and the LA Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Saturday night despite playing nearly the entire match down a man.

The Galaxy’s Daniel Steres was sent off in the sixth minute for the denial of obvious goal opportunity.

Ibrahimovic tied it at 1 for the Galaxy (13-11-2) with a header in the 45th minute. In the 65th minute, he was taken down by Kim Kee-hee while going for a header in the area and converted the penalty, making it 2-1 with his 20th goal of the season.

LA defender Jorgen Skjelvik scored an own goal in the 82nd minute when he inadvertently deflected goalkeeper David Bingham’s attempted clearance into the Galaxy net.

Raul Ruidiaz opened the scoring in the 42nd minute for the Sounders (11-8-7). Harry Shipp hustled to round up a loose ball and fed it to an open Ruidiaz, who slotted it home.

MLS Wrap: What we learned

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Three unanswered goals from FC Dallas to earn a draw, a late Jozy Altidore goal and Chicago cruises past Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union: Saturday’s early slate of games had it all. Here’s what we learned from the busy action.

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Montreal, Dallas split points in six-goal thriller

The Montreal Impact, up 3-0 in the 56th minute, probably thought they had the game in the bag. Dallas said, ‘not so fast.’

With three unanswered goals – one of those in stoppage time – Dallas did the unthinkable, stunning the Impact and flying back home with a point that tastes like three.

Dallas, like practically everyone else in the West this season, is dreaming of cracking into the final seven. Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen. What was palpable on Saturday, however, is that Dallas played with a lot of determination on the road and with all the odds against them.


Chicago gets by Philadelphia with ease

The Philadelphia Union are good but not good enough to beat the Chicago Fire, apparently.

It could have been the league’s well-known parity, or the fact that the Union were on the road, but the Fire were able to squeeze out the three points, winning 2-0 with 10 men. Nicolas Gaitan earned a straight red right before halftime.

The Union, a proven side time and time again this season, alternatively, have questions to answer and a set of defects that were unearth Saturday (including finishing) to polish up on. But as they shown several times this season after suffering loses, they’ll bounce back under Jim Curtin.

The Fire (33 points) sit one point behind Montreal, Toronto and Orlando, while Philadelphia (45 points) remain clear leaders in the Eastern Conference.


 

NYCFC too much for Cincinnati 

NYCFC had quite the showing.

With Valentin Castellanos and Heber recording a brace each, Allan Cruz’s goal stood no chance. City, who are now third in the Eastern Conference with 41 points (one behind Atlanta), are clearly in midseason form, while FC Cincinnati is yet to win under Ron Jans.

With a defense that has allowed 61 goals – like the one above – Jans’ rest of the season is looking bleaker than brighter. But then again, it’s with a team he purely adopted. It worth noting that New York’s attack has produced eight goals in the last three games, so maybe that was the determining factor.

 

 


 

Altidore earns last-minute draw for Toronto

Like in many other instances, it was Altidore to the rescue for Toronto FC.

Its goal No. 10 for the 29-year-old goal, making it his fourth season with double digit goals. Jonathan Osorio, too, pitched in a goal in the 42nd minute. 26 games in, this is exactly when Greg Vanney needs his big-time players to step up.

The Columbus Crew, in contrast, can’t catch a break. Once again the superior team, a lack of finishing and defensive concentration make it three-straight draws for the Caleb Porter’s men. With seven games to go and seven points out of playoff contention, even a late run might not be enough for a postseason regular.

Sporting KC earn valuable win against Quakes (video)

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The game in 200 words (or less):  While the San Jose Earthquakes continue to drop in the playoff race, Sporting Kansas City are slowly creeping their way into contention after their 2-1 victory against San Jose. The Quakes, who have lost their last two games, are now sixth in the Western Conference and depending on the Portland Timbers’ result, can fall right above the red line. Surely, it’s not what Matias Almeyda desires, despite being the master of overcoming adversity. Peter Vermes’ side, on the other hand, is now six points out of the playoffs, a reachable distance with eight games left. The Quakes had the game in their hands in the first half, though, controlling the pace of the game. The home side’s finishing in the final 45 that got the job done, however. Moving forward, turnaround for both teams will have to be instantaneous as the Quakes travel to LAFC and Kansas City hosts Minnesota United, respectively.

Three moments that mattered

25′ — Wondolowski sets MLS record —

Whatever you do, don’t leave Wondolowski unmarked unless you want to get scored on.

48′ — Feilhaber rips it into the back of the net  —

Benny Feilhaber still has it, obviously.

73′ — Smith seals a massive victory for Sporting  —

Not who one expected to earn Kansas City three points, but soccer is all about surprises.

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Chris Wondolowski sets another MLS record in historic career

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Just months removed from becoming MLS’ all-time leading goalscorer, Chris Wondolowski is putting pen to the record book once again.

The 36-year-old is the league’s first player to ever score 10 goals (or more) in 10 consecutive seasons. His tenth of the season came against Sporting Kansas City, who, for one reason or another, left him unmarked in the box on a corner kick – an imprudent defensive strategy.

Wondolowski’s regular-season tally is now at 154 goals, 31 goals clear of Kei Kamara‘s 123, who is the second highest active goalscorer in the league.

The San Jose Earthquakes captain’s record run began in 2010. He was 27.