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Chelsea to play in Las Vegas and Charlotte as part of USA pre-season tour

Chelsea’s much-anticipated return to the United States this summer will see us play fixtures against Club America and Charlotte FC as part of the FC Series.

The news follows last month’s announcement of our involvement in the week-long ‘Clash of Nations’ tour and a stateside derby against Arsenal at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday 23 July.

Prior to that trip to Florida, the Blues will begin our trio of fixtures against Club America, Mexico’s most successful club team, on Saturday 16 July at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

It will be our third meeting with the side from Mexico City, whom we last faced 13 years ago in Texas when goals from Franco Di Santo and Florent Malouda sealed a 2-0 victory.

We will then head to North Carolina to take on Major League Soccer side Charlotte FC on Wednesday 20 July at the Bank of America Stadium. Our previous trip there was for a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2015, watched by over 60,000 spectators. Kick-off times for the games will be confirmed in due course but they will take place in the evening..

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