The 2014 - 2015 English Premier League (and European Football) Thread

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I'm really getting into soccer now. I'm a big fan of Sporting Kansas City and I've enjoyed watching the World Cup and English Premier League soccer and the other European leagues. Look forward to the new season of EPL.:cool:
 
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The World Cup twenty years ago did a lot to help in the popularity of soccer in this country. If you were a kid back then, you're all grown up now, or you had kids that starting playing soccer back then.

I think a lot of international clubs will start looking more and more at US players :)
 
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EPL teams have already started preseason friendlies, with a few of them in the USA :)

EPL Champions Manchester City FC face MLS Champions Sporting Kansas City on 23 July :cool:

Schedule | Sporting Kansas City

Other EPL teams will be in the USA to play friendlies against other international clubs & MLS squads

Pre-season fixtures for Barclays Premier League clubs

Tonight
Swansea City vs Chivas Guadalajara in Milwaukee

19 July

Swansea City FC vs Minnesota United
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Seattle Sounders

21 July
West Bromwich Albion vs Sacramento Republic
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Toronto FC

23 July ...

Aston Villa vs Dallas FC
Crystal Palace vs Columbus Crew
Manchester United vs LA Galaxy
Liverpool FC vs Roma FC. At Fenway

25 July

Crystal Place FC vs Philadelphia Union
West Bromwich Albion vs Sacramento Republic

26 July

Arsenal vs New York Red Bulls
Aston Villa vs Houston Dynamo
Manchester United vs Roma FC in Denver

27 July

Liverpool FC vs Olympiacos FC in Chicago (?)
Manchester City vs AC Milan at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chicago Fire

28 July

Crystal Palace vs Richmond Kickers

29 July
Manchester United vs Inter Milan in DC

30 July
Manchester City vs Liverpool in New York (Yankee Stadium?)

2 Aug

Liverpool vs AC Milan in Miami
Manchester City vs Olympiacos at Bank Stadium (?)
Manchester United vs Real Madrid in Ann Arbor, MI
 

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At this moment, Sporting KC 1 - 2 Manchester City in the 2nd half ...
 

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I can't wait. I'll try and get up early enough to listen to ManU vs Swansea :)

When I first started following the Premier League, I picked Aston Villa to root for. I guess they're being sold by their American owner, Randy Learner. He's the guy who sold the Cleveland Browns for $1B after inheriting it from his father.

The Prime Minister is a huge Villa fan, and he's joked about getting his rich, Arab friends to buy the team, and spend the money needed to help bring them back up to the elite status of European football ...

Aston Villa takeover: David Cameron jokes "I'll get my rich Arab friends to buy Aston Villa" - Mirror Online
 

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Manchester United 1 - Swansea 2 Full Time!

First win for Swansea at Old Trafford!