SBI’s TV Guide to Summer Friendlies

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A long list of summer friendlies that are being televised in North America kicks off Wednesday night, when the Seattle Sounders take on UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea at CenturyLink Field as part of the World Football Challenge.

In addition to the WFC, Manchester United's summer tour that includes a trip to South Africa and matches against Barcelona and Didier Drogba's Shanghai Shenhua is also being televised for all to see.

Between teams like Real Madrid, AC Milan, Liverpool, Chelsea, Paris-St. Germain and Mexican champion Santos Laguna taking part in the WFC, the MLS All-Star Game featuring Chelsea and non-affiliated preseason tours from teams like Tottenham, Aston Villa, AS Roma, Stoke City, Swansea City, Montpellier and Lyon, soccer fans in the United States will have plenty of opportunities to see some of Europe's best teams and players either in person, on national TV or on local broadcasts.

As for the nationally televised matches, here is the schedule for this summer's friendlies on TV:

SBI'S TV GUIDE TO SUMMER FRIENDLIES

JULY 18

2 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – AmaZulu vs. Manchester United

9:30 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Seattle Sounders vs. Chelsea (CenturyLink Field)

JULY 21

9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Ajax Cape Town vs. Manchester United

4 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Toronto FC vs. Liverpool (Rogers Centre)

7:30 p.m. – Chicago-Fire.com live stream – Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa

JULY 22

3:30 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – AS Roma vs. Zaglebie Lubin (Wrigley Field)

7 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/Univision Deportes - Chelsea vs. Paris-St. Germain (Yankee Stadium)

JULY 25

8 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Shanghai Shenhua vs. Manchester United

6:30 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Liverpool vs. Roma (Fenway Park)

8:30 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – MLS All-Stars vs. Chelsea (PPL Park)

JULY 28

6 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Chelsea vs. AC Milan (Sun Life Stadium)

10 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - D.C. United vs. Paris-St. Germain (RFK Stadium — Tape Delay)

AUGUST 2

 10:30 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Madrid (Home Depot Center)

AUGUST 5

10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Valerenga vs. Manchester United

11 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Real Madrid vs. Santos Laguna (Sam Boyd Stadium)

AUGUST 8

2 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel – Manchester United vs. Barcelona

8 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Real Madrid vs. AC Milan (Yankee Stadium)

AUGUST 11

1:30 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Real Madrid vs. Celtic (Lincoln Financial Field)

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15 Responses to SBI’s TV Guide to Summer Friendlies

  1. OmarVizquel says:

    Terry had the game of his life in that Champions League final…

    (Hey — I just spotted Chuck Blazer in that photo! He’s like Forrest Gump.)

  2. jya says:

    None of the Roma matches will be televised?

  3. Felix says:

    I still get a laugh seeing John Terry in his fresh uniform going up there celebrating with everyone else.
    What an absolute clown.

  4. Plus one says:

    +1

  5. wides says:

    One is up there… the least interesting one.

  6. wides says:

    Wow… Liverpool v Roma back to back with the MLS All Star game… on July 25th … ESPN2/ESPN3

    Excuse me while I go completely clear my calendar for the 25th.

  7. Duneman says:

    link to stokecityfc.com
    You are missing the 28th Stoke City vs Orlando City…although its likely not on TV

  8. BetaMale says:

    Not to be a Terry apologist, but he was with the team the rest of the tournament and deserves as much credit as anyone else.

  9. WileyJ says:

    Thank for the list Ives. +1

  10. bryan says:

    of course it isn’t. and this is the TV Guide, per the title.

  11. 123 says:

    If it’s being shown on ESPN2/3, why isn’t Liverpool vs Roma listed above?

  12. bb says:

    I can’t believe this post OMITTED all Tottenham Hotspur games! Here you go:

    7/24 10:30 PM EDT LA Galaxy vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN3)

    7/28 1:00 PM EDT Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN2,ESPN3)

    7/31 7:00 PM EDT New York Red Bulls vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN2,ESPN3)

    Additional games not posted:
    7/24 1:00 PM EDT FC Schalke 04 vs. AC Milan (ESPN3)

    7/25 6:30 PM EDT Liverpool vs. AS Roma (ESPN2,ESPN3)

  13. nic d "the TEXAS 2 stepper" says:

    You do know that ESPN3 is not TV, right?

  14. nic d "the TEXAS 2 stepper" says:

    even though I do appreciate the notice.

  15. bb says:

    You’re right. But the post set the bar pretty low with including Chicago-fire.com live stream.