Crystal Palace announce North America tour dates for this summer

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The Eagles will be soaring to a stadium near you this summer.

Crystal Palace announced on Thursday that they will be on a three-game tour of North America this summer for preseason.

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Alan Pardew‘s side will play Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on July 13, USL outfit FC Cincinnati on July 16 and then travel to Vancouver to play the Whitecaps of MLS on July 19.

Speaking to Crystal Palace’s website about the opportunity to play in North America this summer, Pardew was excited to help grow the clubs brand.

In the  immediate future Palace play in the FA Cup final this Saturday against Manchester United at Wembley, but with significant investment from American businessmen Josh Harris and David Blitzer earlier this year the duo will be keen to help Palace’s profile grow in North America.

Position in south London and with a passionate and hardcore fanbase, the Eagles have captured the imagination of many neutrals in recent seasons and with their Selhurst Park home set for a huge upgrade in the coming years, bright times lie ahead for Palace.

To date seven Premier League teams will play in the U.S. this summer with Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester City, West Ham United, Arsenal and Stoke City joining Palace with games Stateside.