The summer friendlies are already being scheduled in Major League Soccer. FC Dallas announced Tuesday morning that they will host English side Aston Villa on Wednesday, July 23 at 8pm.
"There will be real value in the tour both on and off the pitch with the commercial and marketing side as well as the community aspect very much on our agenda, as they have been during previous pre-season tours," said Villa CEO Paul Faulkner in a press released issued by FC Dallas. "Our previous U.S. tours have been exciting and hugely positive experiences for the club, and I'm sure we will work hard to ensure we achieve further development into a country in which the game is increasingly taking root."
Villa will also train at Toyota Soccer Center July 19-24 with a special open practice plus meet-and-greet planned for FC Dallas season ticket holders.
Tickets to the match start at $19 and go on sale at Noon on Thursday, April 3. Current FC Dallas season ticket holders and FC Dallas corporate partners will receive an e-mail on Wednesday with special ticket options for this match.
Aston Villa will travel to Houston following its match with FC Dallas to face the Dynamo as well.