Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Chelsea FC has set a plan to play Major League Soccer club, Seattle sounder in pre-season on July 18 2012 and bring back memories of Chelsea pre-season in 2009. The club under Carlo Ancelotti won 2-0 against Seattle Sounders FC in 2009. Daniel Sturridge had just joined from Manchester City and scored and was involved in setting up the second for Lampard. The striker was hailed for his performance and playing for the team but currently he seems to play more for himself and try to score even if he is at impossible angle and his team mate are well place to receive the ball and score.
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said ''We’re delighted to be returning to Seattle to kick off our summer in the US,’…. .“We were there in 2004 and 2009 and both turned out to be winning seasons for us, so we're really looking forward to taking the team back.”
Three years ago, the match attracted a record squad attendance of 65,289, a good reason as to why Chelsea once again target pre-season in Seattle. Seattle Sounders are looking to open the entire stadium to allow more support in a game that will be sold as 4 match package. The 4 Match package consists of
Seattle Sounders FC vs Chelsea - July 18,
Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles Galaxy - August 5,
Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps - August 18
Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers - October 7.
The blues will be touring Seattle for the fifth time, in four previous seasons Chelsea won three including two last visits.
2009 Chelsea vs Seattle Sounders 2-0
2004 Chelsea vs Scotland Celtic 4-2
1997 Original NASL Sounders vs Chelsea 2-0
1967 Chelsea vs Locals 5-0