Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Chelsea USA Tour

(Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Petr Cech, Fernando Torres)
Front cover of the Chelsea tour program

Chelsea FC had a booth set up as part of the Soccer Celebration before the All-Star game. They gave away tour programs, lanyards, posters and free photos with the FA Cup and Champions League Cup. A great thrill for Chelsea fans.

The program featured articles on the tour with information about each venue Century Link Field, Seattle; Yankee Stadium, NY; PPL Park, Chester, Pa and Sun Life Stadium, Miami.
  • There was an article about their relationship with Super Clubs in the US (Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Arizona and Texas).
  • A message from the club chairman Bruce Buck (originally from West Orange, New Jersey).
  • The Chelsea Foundation and Right To Play.
  • Chelsea History
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Player profiles
  • Some nice photos and information about the team coming to the US, which included a photo of Branislav Ivanovic in a Yankee uniform and Juan Mata wearing a Redskin's helmet while throwing an American football.
  • Previous visits by Chelsea to the US (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Photos of Chelsea players with Matt Hasselback of the Seahawks, Charlize Theron, Matt Damon, Owen Wilson, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Trailblazers, Snoop Dogg and Will Ferell.

Front of a postcard that offered the chance to win a trip to London with match tickets and a stadium tour...
2012 USA Tour pin
Mike looking smug in his Liverpool jersey posing with the Champions League and FA cups.
Yes he caught a lot of heat from the Chelsea fans!

Chelsea US Tour
July 18 2012 - Century Link Field, Seattle, Wa - Chelsea 4 : Seattle Sounders 2
July 22 - Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY-  Chelsea 1 : Pars St. Germaine 1
July 25 - PPL Park, Chester, Pa - Chelsea 2 : MLS All-Stars 3
July 28- Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fl - Chelsea : AC Miami

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