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Report: Chelsea to Play Match in Philadelphia

Mar 8, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

Chelsea will reportedly play a game in Philadelphia this summer.

At the bottom of an ESPN article pointing out that European soccer clubs Chelsea and Celtic will face off in a pre-season friendly at Yankee Stadium this summer is a note about one of the team’s playing in Philly as well.

date has yet been confirmed for the game, but it is understood Chelsea, who enjoyed a successful tour of the United
States in 2009, will also play matches in Philadelphia, Washington DC and

The next question becomes PPL Park or Linc? the folks at Brotherly Game wonder whether Chelsea could be the team taking on the MLS All-Stars at PPL as well. Even if they don’t bring a full complement of players, it’s still a fun experience, as we saw with the Everton friendly last season.