Crew to face EPL’s Stoke City in friendly
The Columbus Crew will face Stoke City of the English Premier
League in a friendly match on July 24 at Crew Stadium.
Stoke City, one of the oldest professional football teams in the
world, is the fifth Premier League team to set a U.S. friendly
date. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Aston Villa also
have games scheduled.
In 1967 during the United Soccer Association’s only season
before merging into the NASL, Stoke City players represented
Cleveland as the Cleveland Stokers.