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The English Premier League soccer clubs Arsenal and Everton will face off at M&T Bank Stadium during “The Charm City Match” July 16 at 7 p.m.

The event is part of the clubs’ pre-season tours of the United States.

Arsenal is scheduled for a three-match tour to the east coast of the United States this year with
the other matches taking place in Florida in July.

Everton will also be in the states as part of their pre-season preparations, marking their ninth pre-season visit to the U.S. since 2004.

It has been a decade since the English Premier League last played in Baltimore, when Liverpool and Tottenham went up against each other at M&T Bank Stadium in the summer of 2012.

“We’re excited to be traveling to Baltimore for a fixture against one of my former clubs, Everton,” Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta said. “We’ve heard all about Baltimore’s friendly reputation, it’ll be a great occasion in a world-class stadium, and we can’t wait to see our fans there. We’re very pleased to see our pre-season schedule taking shape with a series of matches against strong opposition. Our U.S. fans hold a special place in our heart and we’re looking forward to playing in front of them.”

Everton Manager Frank Lampard said, “In my short time at the Club, I have learned how Everton is one of the most-followed English clubs in the USA. Having spent part of my playing career on the East Coast – and playing at M&T Bank Stadium myself in 2009 – I know how much excitement there is for football in the United States, and it is continually on the rise.”

Soccer fans can watch at Ravens stadium by purchasing tickets through TicketMaster or catch
the match on television at Abbey Burger Bistro in Federal Hill.

Riley Russo, general manager of Abbey Burger, said “We are the known hub for Arsenal soccer, so there will be a big block party to celebrate.”

Cross Street will be closed and festivities will start around noon. There will be a Guinness and Deep Eddy truck as well as beer, mixed drinks, and food specials.

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...