Bolton Wanderers Announce 2011 US Summer Tour

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Bolton Wanderers are the fifth Premier League club to announce that they’ll be playing in the United States on a preseason tour this summer.

Bolton will play Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo in the 2011 Dynamo Charities Cup on July 20 at Robertson Stadium in Houston. Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden attended a press conference today to announce the news (see above video).

The Trotters will be the first European team the Houston Dynamos have ever played in a friendly. Ticket details for the match will be announced at a later date, but Dynamo season ticket holders already have reserved seats as part of their ticket package.

“We have a Dynamo Fan Advisory Board, and after Stuart got hurt, we called them into action,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “Without a doubt, a majority of our board said they wanted to see Bolton, whether Stuart was playing or not. They’ve created a bond with Bolton because they’ve followed them since Stuart moved over there.”

EPL Talk is anticipating that Bolton Wanderers will announce other dates on their 2011 preseason tour in the coming weeks.

Bolton joins fellow Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton and Newcastle United who have already announced tours of their own.

3 thoughts on “Bolton Wanderers Announce 2011 US Summer Tour”

  1. While the rest of the country suffers suffocating humidity in the summer, Los Angeles enjoys a refreshing breeze. We’ve got the stadia, between the Home Depot Center and the Rose Bowl, we’ve got the weather, and we’ve got the passionate support, why is no one coming out to the best coast this summer?

  2. Granted Los Angeles will be playing at least 41 games (34 MLS + 6 CONCACAF CL + 1 US Open Cup), so it might not be the best thing for the team. And yes, 41 games is a lot by MLS standards. But yeah, I’m also surprised nothing’s been announced yet, regarding club friendlies. I’m hoping there’ll be at least 1, maybe 2. Looking at the schedule, it looks like sometime between July 9-20 and July 20-30, are available dates for friendlies, assuming they don’t conflict with CONCACAF CL or US Open Cup games. And a team like Bolton would be really cool to watch. Granted they’re not a traditional super-power, but they play attractive and attacking soccer. Sadly though, it might come too soon for Holden.

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