The full schedule with details has been released for Chelsea's preseason venture to the United States. The Blues will be competing as part of the World Football Challenge, a four-team competition that will stretch nationwide and include Milan, Internazionale and Club America. The tournament will run July 19-26.
Chelsea opens against Inter -- and The Special One, if he's still there -- on Tuesday, July 21 in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. The Blues then travel to Baltimore, Md., for a date with Milan. They'll close the tour July 26 against America at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
One would expect to see the full squad make the trip stateside, hopefully with many fresh faces and a few old ones (I'm talking to you Ballack) absence.
Let me know if you're going to any of the matches. I will be in Baltimore for Milan so maybe we can grab a pint together. Cheers.
Schedule in full (via Washington Post)
July 19: Inter Milan-America, Stanford Stadium, 7 p.m. ET ESPN2
July 21: Chelsea-Inter Milan, Rose Bowl, 11 p.m. ESPN2
July 22: AC Milan-America, Georgia Dome, 7 p.m. ESPN2
July 24: AC Milan-Chelsea, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, 8 p.m. ESPN
July 26: AC Milan-Inter Milan, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, 5 p.m. ESPN2
July 26: Chelsea-America, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, 7 p.m. ESPN2