Crew to face EPL’s Stoke City in exhibition
The Columbus Crew will face Stoke City of the English Premier
League in an exhibition game July 24 at Crew Stadium.
Stoke City, one of the oldest professional soccer teams in the
world, is the fifth Premier League team to set a U.S. exhibition
date. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Aston Villa also
have games scheduled.
Columbus is 9-4-2 in international exhibitions, including 2-3-2
against teams from the Premier League. Its last win came in 2005
In 1967 during the United Soccer Association’s only season
before merging into the NASL, Stoke City players represented
Cleveland as the Cleveland Stokers.