ESPN: Chelsea Will Play In Philadelphia This Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Fernando Torres (R) of Chelsea celebrates with teammate John Obi Mikel after scoring his team's second goal and the first of his Chelsea career during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Chelsea will play a game in Philadelphia as part of its American summer tour, ESPN Soccernet reported.

The Philadelphia Union have been linked to a friendly with Newcastle United for a summer friendly, and reports out of Costa Rica have said that the team will also host Deportivo Saprissa in the coming months, making Chelsea a possible third friendly this year. Chelsea would be the third, or fourth depending on whether or not a Newcastle friendly is played, English team to play a friendly against the Union.

However, Philadelphia also will host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, making Chelsea a possible opponent of the league's best players on July 25 at PPL Park. In the past, fellow English Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and West Ham have played MLS in All-Star games.

The London side will also visit Washington, D.C. (home of DCU United), New York City (Yankee Stadium) and Seattle (home of the Seattle Sounders) while tuning up in the United States for its 2012-2013 season.

(h/t to Rich Ransom and The Vipers Nest)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker