Twenty-five years ago this week, FrontRowSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis journeyed to London to pursue ambitious project: write about English soccer, sometimes with local flavor, other times with a U.S. twist. He wound up attending seven matches over 12 days in all four professional leagues. He wrote the stories for Soccer New York, a print publication, in January 1996.

As it turned out, this series will come at a time when crowds in London have been forbidden due to the discovery of a mutated and stronger strain of COVID-19. FrontRowSoccer.com already had planned to re-post this series as it comes on the 25th anniversary of this trip.

Here is the schedule of stories:

* Monday, Dec. 21 – Two overviews of London soccer and the trip

* Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Leyton Orient

* Wednesday, Dec. 23 – Wimbledon

* Saturday, Dec. 26 – Arsenal

* Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Brentford

* Friday, Jan. 1 – Millwall

* Friday, Jan. 1 – Tottenham

* Saturday, Jan. 2 – Queens Park Rangers

Yes, Lewis managed to attend a pair of matches in London on the same day, first as a member of the media at Millwall during the day and then at Tottenham Hotspur as a spectator at night.

The series will begin Monday, Dec. 21 with an overview of the trip and coverage.