It's been a while since I lived back in the States, but when I was there, summer always meant get up and go somewhere cool. If I was back home now, it would likely mean get up and go see some Americans Abroad on preseason tour. In case, you had the same thought, here is the schedule of all such chances for a memorable road trip... or six. This summer brings over Brads Friedel and Guzan, Eric Lichaj, Michael Bradley, Robbie Findley and Herculez Gomez.
July 18 - Philly Union v Aston Villa
July 21 - Chicago Fire v Aston Villa
July 21 - Orlando City v Nottingham Forest
July 22 - AS Roma vs. Zaglebie Lubin (Chicago)
July 24 - L.A. Galaxy v Tottenham
July 24 - Portland Timbers v Aston Villa
July 25 - AS Roma v Liverpool (Boston)
July 27 - AS Roma v El Salvador (Harrison, NJ)
July 28 - Liverpool vs. Tottenham (Baltimore)
July 28 - Charleston Battery v Nottingham Forest
July 31 - New York Red Bulls v Tottenham
August 5 - Real Madrid vs. Santos Laguna (Las Vegas)
If Stoke City can capture Geoff Cameron, it will add their dates in Columbus (July 24), Orlando (July 28) and K.C. (August 1). And if you go to Vegas to see DJ Cool Herc, be sure to also catch the JabbaWockeeZ show and tell me all about it.
- Greg Seltzer