Chelsea in the U.S. This Summer: Everything You Need to Know

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJune 1, 2012

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 19:  Didier Drogba of Chelsea prays as his team mates look on in the penalty shoot out during UEFA Champions League Final between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea at the Fussball Arena München on May 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Chelsea will be on tour in the U.S. this summer for the first time since their visit in 2009. The team will be be playing on both coasts in the country while visiting some of the nations biggest cities.

The last time Chelsea was in the U.S., they visited four cities and had a 100 percent winning record against their opponents. The Blues will be lining up this year against two opponents they met in that series.

All of Chelsea's games, minus the game against the MLS All-Stars, are part of this year's World Football Challenge.

Here is a short guide on what you need to know about the team's tour, which starts on July 18.



Seattle, Philadelphia, New York and Miami are the cities where fans will be able to watch Chelsea showcase their skills.



Chelsea will face two opponents they previously battled in the U.S. with games against the Seattle Sounders and AC Milan. Those games will be in Seattle and Miami.

The Blues will also play Paris Saint-Germain and the MLS All-Stars in New York and Philadelphia.


Tickets have been on sale since May 25 and can be purchased by going to the Chelsea tour website.


To keep up to date with information on the tour, check here.