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Newcastle United Coming to United States for 2011 Summer Tour

Newcastle United is the third Premier League club to announce that they’ll be playing a friendly in the United States this summer. Manchester United officially announced their tour today. Everton announced last week that they’ll be playing D.C. United in late July in Washington D.C. And now it was announced today that Newcastle United will play Sporting Kansas City on July 20, 2011 at Livestrong Sporting Park, the home stadium for Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City.

In preparation for the friendly, the Premier League club is expected to hold training sessions at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park (formerly Swope Park Training Center, 6310 Lewis Rd., Kansas City, Mo) from July 17 through July 19 as part of their pre-season preparations.

“Myself and the team are really looking forward to coming to America in the summer and playing against Sporting Kansas City,” Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew said. “We’re planning a few days training in Kansas City before the game, which will form an integral part of our build-up for the 2011-12 season. I know Manchester United were in Kansas City last year and went home beaten, so we know full well what a tough game it will be for us, but that is exactly the sort of challenge we will be looking for.”

Newcastle United last visited the United States in 2000 when they played friendlies against both DC United and Columbus Crew.

Newcastle United blog NUFC.com is reporting a rumor that Columbus Crew may be one of the Toon’s other opponents on its summer tour.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Jason

    March 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

    That makes 4 english teams coming to America already and its still pretty early. Man Utd, Everton, Bolton, Newcastle Utd. I bet there are more to come yet.

    • The Gaffer

      March 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Jason, Bolton are coming? Send me more details. I wasn’t aware of that.

      I know Sunderland and Manchester City are contemplating coming over.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  2. The Gaffer

    March 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    It’s nice to see Newcastle United decide to tour the United States. It’s been more than 10 years. Definitely a welcome return.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

    • Dan

      March 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      Hear hear. I’d love to go, I hope fans do.
      “They’re here, they’re there, they’re every —-ing where, empty fields, empty fields…..” seeing Toon fans in Kansas would be as surreal as the classic “In your Monaco slums….”

      • Davey

        March 30, 2011 at 1:38 am

        Gaffer,

        Anyword on tickets?? I emailed Sporting KC today but no reply yet!!
        I will be heading out from Cali for sure!! But nothing will match my last live game 4-4 thriller at St. james’, Tiote Tiote!!1

        Toon Toon!!!!

  3. OC

    March 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    When are they coming to Southern California????!!!! Wow.

  4. John R

    March 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    please houston, please houston, please houston!

    i’ll go anywhere in the US, but id love to have them in houston just so i can find other houston toon supporters.

  5. BeeGuy

    March 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    If they can’t come to Charlotte, NC & I can’t get to the Tyne, I’ll meet them in KC!

  6. Omar

    March 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Road trip from Cali!!!!

  7. chris

    March 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Do they usually do more than 2 stops on tours like these or will KC & Columbus likely be the only ones? Like Bruce, I’d be there for anything in the Northeast but the Midwest is a bit tough.

  8. Bruce Gottesman

    March 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    If they went to NY or Philly or Boston I’d have definitely made the trip. KC or Columbus – not sure I can do that

  9. David

    March 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    All these clubs coming to the States this summer and not one is coming to California : (

    • The Gaffer

      March 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Or Florida ;(

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • David

        March 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        Hey Gaffer,

        I believe FC Barcelona is playing AC Milan in Miami on Aug 3.

        • The Gaffer

          March 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

          I heard the same rumor too but I’m still awaiting confirmation. Fingers crossed.

          PS – I wouldn’t be surprised if Barcelona or Real Madrid makes it out to California.

          Cheers,
          The Gaffer

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