Originally written April 08, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
Chelsea's action-packed season finally has an end point after the announcement of a second game in the United States against Manchester City , this time at Yankee Stadium in New York. Last season's Champions League winners are on course to play 70 competitive matches this term - if they advance to the Europa League and FA Cup finals. City and Chelsea first meet in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and then again at Busch Stadium, home of St Louis Cardinals, on May 23, before a second Stateside friendly at the home of the New York Yankees on May 25. The second friendly will begin at 1730 local time (2230BST), around the same time as Chelsea's successors as European champions will be crowned at Wembley. The England players in the squads will experience a short turnaround and clock up many air miles due to a friendly against the Republic of Ireland in London on May 29 and the trip to Rio de Janeiro to play Brazil on June 2. On announcing the game, Chelsea chief...
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