Chelsea vs Club America live score, updates, highlights & lineups from preseason club friendly
Chelsea will play the first of three preseason matches on its first U.S. summer tour since 2016 when it faces Mexican side Club America in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Under new ownership with American ties, the Blues are reloading ahead of the start of the Premier League season on Aug. 6 at Everton.
The club has been making moves on the transfer market, but its two new high-profile signings -- Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly -- are not expected to feature.
They could see time in upcoming matches against Charlotte FC (July 20) and Arsenal in Orlando, Fla. (July 23).
Club America, one of the most storied sides in Mexico, will be eager for a rare international test. Coming off an average start to its Liga MX season (1W-1L-1D), Las Aguilas are set for a busy 24-day road trip. After playing Chelsea, matches vs.
Manchester City (July 17), Real Madrid (July 21) and MLS side LAFC (Aug. 3) are up next, with two road league matches sprinkled in for good measure: away at Tijuana (July 23) and Leon (July 31).
It's the third time that these two clubs will face off in an international friendly.
Chelsea won the previous two matches in 2009 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (2-0), and in 2011 at Stanford Stadium in California (2-1).
83rd min.: Goal Chelsea! What a shot by Mason Mount to beat the Club America goalkeeper. He received the ball near the top of the box, avoided a challenge, and then he let it fly.
77th min.: Michy Batshuayi is one-on-one against the 'keeper, but the play is scratched because of an offside. The pass from Christian Pulisic to Batshuayi came in a hair too late. Meanwhile, the attendance in Vegas clocks in at:
72nd min.: Clear opportunity for Pulisic! Emerson Palmieri with the gorgeous cross into the box and Pulisic was all alone in the box, but his header is over the bar.