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Full preseason schedule for all 20 Premier League teams

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The plans are in place and there’s just a few weeks to go until preseason matches begin for all 20 Premier League teams.

Plenty of clubs will be returning to training over the next seven days and with 10 PL teams also traveling to North America this summer to train and play friendlies, we thought this page would be handy to have as you can see if any teams will be coming to a stadium near you.

This page will be updated as more friendlies are added to the schedule but for now (courtesy of the Premier League) this is the preseason schedule for all 20 PL teams.


Premier League 2016-17 preseason schedule

AFC Bournemouth

20 July v Minnesota United (National Sports Centre Stadium, Minnesota)
23 July v Portsmouth (Fratton Park)
29 July v Reading (Madejski Stadium)
30 July v Cardiff City (Vitality Stadium)
3 August v Valencia (Vitality Stadium)

Arsenal

22 July v RC Lens (Stade Bollaert-Delelis)
28 July
v AT&T MLS All-Stars (Avaya Stadium, San Jose)
31 July
v Chivas de Guadalajara (StubHub Center, LA)
5 August v Viking FK (Viking Stadion, Stavanger)
7 August v Manchester City (Ullevi stadium, Gothenburg)

Burnley 

15 July v Stade Nyonnais (Stade de Colovray, Nyon)
19 July v Morecambe (Globe Arena)
23 July v Bradford City (Coral Windows Stadium)
26 July v Bolton (Macron Stadium)
30 July v Rangers (Ibrox)
5 August v Real Sociedad (Turf Moor)

Chelsea

16 July v Rapid Vienna (Allianz Stadion, Vienna)
20 July v WAC RZ Pellets (Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt)

International Champions Cup
27 July
v Liverpool (Rose Bowl, Pasadena)
30 July v Real Madrid (Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor)
3 August v AC Milan (US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis)

Crystal Palace 

13 July v Philadelphia Union (PPL Park, Philadelphia)
16 July v FC Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati)
19 July
v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (BC Place, Vancouver)
25 July Colchester United (Weston Homes Community Stadium)
27 July v AFC Wimbledon (Kingsmeadow)
2 August v Bromley (Hayes Lane)
6 August v Valencia (Selhurst Park)

Everton

Dresden Cup
23 July
v Barnsley (Oakwell)
26 July v MK Dons (Stadium: mk)
29 July v Dynamo Dresden (DDV-Stadium, Dresden)
30 July v Real Betis (DDV-Stadium, Dresden)
6 August v Espanyol (Goodison Park)

Wayne Rooney testimonial
3 August
v Manchester United (Old Trafford)

Hull City

15 July v Grimsby Town (Blundell Park)
16 July v North Ferriby United (Eon Visual Media Stadium)
19 July v Mansfield Town (Field Mill)
23 July v Scunthorpe United (Glanford Park)
26 July v Barnsley (Oakwell)
30 July v Nottingham Forest (City Ground)
3 August v Caykur Rizespor (Kufstein Arena, Kufstein)
6 August v Torino (MyPhone Austria Stadium, Salzburg)

Leicester City

19 July v Oxford United (Kassam Stadium, Oxford)

International Champions Cup
23 July
v Celtic (Celtic Park)
30 July v Paris St-Germain (StubHub Center, Carson, California)
3 August v Barcelona (Friends Arena, Stockholm)

FA Community Shield
7 August
v Man Utd (Wembley)

Liverpool 

8 July v Tranmere Rovers (Prenton Park)
13 July v Fleetwood Town (Highbury Stadium)
17 July v Wigan Athletic (DW Stadium)
20 July v Huddersfield Town (John Smith’s Stadium)
1 August v Roma (Busch Stadium, St Louis)
7 August v FSV Mainz 05 (Opel Arena)

International Champions Cup
27 July
v Chelsea (Rose Bowl, Pasadena)
30 July v AC Milan (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara)
6 August v Barcelona (Wembley)

Manchester City

20 July v Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena, Munich)
International Champions Cup
25 July v Manchester United (Bird’s Nest, Beijing)
28 July v Borussia Dortmund (Shenzhen)
7 August v Arsenal (Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg)

Manchester United

International Champions Cup
22 July
v Borussia Dortmund (Shanghai Stadium)
25 July v Manchester City (Bird’s Nest, Beijing)

30 July v Galatasaray (Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg)

Wayne Rooney testimonial
3 August
v Everton (Old Trafford)

FA Community Shield
7 August
v Leicester City (Wembley)

Middlesbrough

9 July v York City (Bootham Crescent)
16 July v Doncaster Rovers (Keepmoat Stadium)
30 July v Aston Villa (Villa Park)
3 August v Udinese (Dacia Arena) 

Southampton

10-17 July training camp in Baltimore, Maryland
15 July v TBD in Baltimore

23 July v PEC Zwolle (TBC)
27 July v FC Twente (Q20 Stadium, Oldenzaal)
30 July v FC Groningen (Euroborg Stadium)
7 August v Athletic Bilbao (St Mary’s)

Stoke City

16 July v Burton Albion (Pirelli Stadium)
23 July v Preston North End (Deepdale)
27 July v Orlando City (Titan Soccer Complex, Florida)
6 August v Hamburg (Volkspark Stadion)

Sunderland

20 July v Hartlepool Utd (Victoria Park)
23 July v Rotherham Utd (AESSEAL New York Stadium)
25 July v Stade Nyonnais (Stade Camille-Fournier, Evian-les-Bains)
27 July v Dijon FCO (Stade Camille-Fournier, Evian-les-Bains)
30 July v Montpellier (Stade Jacques Forestier, Aix-les-Bains)
5 August v Borussia Dortmund (Cashpoint Arena, Altach, Austria)

Swansea City

13 July v Charlotte Independence (Ramblewood Stadium, North Carolina)
16 July v Richmond Kickers (City Stadium, Virginia)
23 July v Bristol Rovers (Memorial Stadium)
27 July v Swindon Town (County Ground)
30 July v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Molineux)
6 August v Stade Rennais (Liberty Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur 

International Champions Cup
26 July
v Juventus (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
29 July v Atletico Madrid (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
5 Aug v Inter Milan (Ullevaal Stadion)

Watford

10 July v Woking (Laithwaite Community Stadium)
14 July v Stevenage (Lamex Stadium)
30 July v Queens Park Rangers (Loftus Road)
6 August v Lorient (Vicarage Road)

West Bromwich Albion

13 July v Paris Saint-Germain (Schladming Athletic Area, Austria)
16 July v Kidderminster Harriers (Aggborough)
21 July v Vitesse Arnhem (GelreDome, Arnhem)
23 July v PSV Eindhoven (GelreDome, Arnhem)
30 July v Plymouth Argyle (Home Park)
1 August v Torquay United (Plainmoor)
6 August v RCD Mallorca (Iberostar Stadium, Palma)

West Ham United

5 July v Seattle Sounders (CenturyLink Field, Washington)
12 July v Carolina RailHawks (WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina)
28 July
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
4 August UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
7 August v Juventus, Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Josef Martinez scores 2 more in win, including sensational solo work

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Josef Martinez scored his 25th and 26th goals of the MLS season, and if he challenges his MLS record of 31, he may also stare down soccer royalty.

The Venezuelan striker scored two more on Wednesday in a 2-0 defeat of FC Cincinnati in Ohio to give him goals in 15-straight league contests.

He now has 76 goals in 80 MLS games, which is good.

[ MORE: Champions League wrap ]

On the season, he’s six goals shy of matching the Major League Soccer record he set with last season’s 31 regular season goals.

According to MLSSoccer.com, he’s six games shy of tying Lionel Messi’s world record for consecutive league matches with a goal.

Even that’s a little tricky: Messi scored in 21-straight games in which he was eligible for selection, but 19-straight before missing two matches for injury. In that remarkable run of 21, he also had a run of six-straight braces.

It’s not really worth it to attempt to compare the two streaks: If Martinez gets to 21 (or even 19), it’s amazing stuff and worth celebrating on a worldwide level. Everyone has a bad game every now and again, but Martinez still finds the score sheet in ’em.

Look at the magician’s tricks he used for this one, including a back heel first touch and two freeze-frame cut moves. That’s not even mentioning the finish.

USWNT announces final matches of World Cup-winning year

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CHICAGO (AP) The Women’s World Cup champion U.S. team will wrap up 2019 with matches against Sweden and Costa Rica.

U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that the U.S. will face Sweden in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 7 and Costa Rica in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 10.

[ MORE: Champions League wrap ]

The team is wrapping up its World Cup victory tour next month with matches against South Korea on Oct. 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on Oct. 6 in Chicago.

Coach Jill Ellis is stepping down following the match in Chicago after leading the team to a pair of consecutive World Cup titles.

The United States is 15-1-2 this year and currently riding a 14-game winning streak.

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Report: Mane to get big raise, Liverpool contract through 2025

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Liverpool’s Senegalese sensation looks set to stay at Anfield deep into his 30s.

Sadio Mane is in talks with the Reds hierarchy over a new deal that will run through 2024-25, and pay him more than $15 million per season.

[ MORE: Champions League wrap ]

Mane, 27, currently has a deal through 2023, but surely wouldn’t mind a raise. And Liverpool will be happy to tie him down on Merseyside a bit longer.

He’s scored six times in seven matches this season, also grabbing an assist. That’s on a better pace than his 26 goals and five assists over 50 appearances in 2018/19.

Mane has 70 Premier League goals at the moment. Do you tip him to eclipse 100 while still at Anfield? 125?

Europa League preview: Man Utd, Wolves, Arsenal begin group stage

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The Europa League begins its group stage on Thursday, with the three Premier League combatants taking on clubs from Kazakhstan, Portugal and Germany.

Manchester United’s kids are gonna get some playing time when Astana visits Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Teenager Mason Greenwood and 21-year-old Axel Tuanzebe will start, and Sergio Romero will be between the sticks.

[ MORE: Champions League wrap ]

And the Manchester Evening News notes that Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes could also start at Old Trafford, meaning the veterans in the fray will be quite important.

Enter Fred, the forgotten $68 million man from Shaktar Donetsk. The 23 minutes he played last week versus Leicester City account for his lone time on the pitch this season.

Here’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

“I’m sure we’ll see more and more of Fred. We spoke about it earlier, he’s had some great games in midfield with Scott against PSG and Arsenal, for example, and we’re just waiting for that to flourish.”

Fred had an odd record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season, barely in the squad when the team started hot but trusted against PSG and Barcelona in the Champions League.

Speaking of little-used midfielders, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is getting a little grief for leaving Mesut Ozil behind for the Gunners’ trip to Germany for a big match with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ozil made his first start of the season in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Watford at the weekend, playing 71 minutes and departing with the club up 2-1.

So why not even bring him abroad? Rest.

“Because we are going to play another match on Sunday,” Emery said, via The London Evening Standard. “My decision is because he played and also I’m thinking tomorrow the focus and the first 11 and after that I decided who are the players who can be the best for tomorrow and also the players not and that is Sokratis and Mesut.”

Sokrastis Papastathopoulos is also out, having played a big role in the embarrassing performance at Watford.

There have been tough times for Wolves as well, who sit in the relegation zone after five matches of the Premier League season.

They’ve been quite good in Europa League, though, dispatching a pair of minnows before winning both legs against Serie A side Torino.

Why the inconsistency? It’s not fixture congestion, according to Ruben Neves:

“I don’t think fatigue has anything to do with it, Neves said, via The Birmingham Mail. “We’re all top players, we’re used to it, we’re used to playing a lot of games in quick succession. I don’t think the Europa League has (anything) to do with our position in the Premier League. Obviously, we haven’t had the start that we’ve wanted, but it’s been a beautiful journey into the Europa League. This is a historic moment for Wolves and we’re going to do our best in this competition.”

Nuno Espirito Santo‘s men are in Portugal to meet Braga, one of three tricky opponents in Besiktas and Slovan Bratislava.

Full slate

12:55 p.m. ET
CFR Cluj v. Lazio
LASK v. Rosenborg
Getafe v. Trabzonspor
PSV Eindhoven v. Sporting Lisbon
Basel v. Krasnodar
APOEL Nicosia v. Dudelange
Copenhagen v. Lugano
Standard Liege v. Vitoria SC
Qarabag v. Sevilla
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Arsenal
Rennes v. Celtic
Dynamo Kiev v. Malmo

3 p.m. ET
Wolfsburg v. Oleksandriya
Espanyol v. Ferencvaros
Rangers v. Feyenoord
Porto v. Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava v. Besiktas
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Wolfsberg
Partizan v. AZ Alkmaar
AS Roma v. Istanbul Basaksehir
Gent v. Saint-Etienne
Manchester United v. Astana
Wolves v. Braga
Ludogorets Razgrad v. CSKA Moscow