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US to host Premier League pre-season tournament

The Premier League says its first pre-season tournament will be hosted in the United States of America in July.

Six clubs are expected to travel to take part in the matches and events in five major East Coast Cities.

The clubs to feature in the Premier League Summer Series are Aston VillaBrentfordBrighton & Hove AlbionChelseaFulham and Newcastle United.

We are delighted to be bringing six clubs to the USA in July for the first-ever Premier League Summer Series tournament,” Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Tuesday.

From Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 30, they will participate in a total of nine matches at stadiums in Atlanta, Landover, Harrison, Orlando, and Philadelphia (Maryland).

Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare