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.