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Newcastle United to Play Columbus Crew on US Summer Tour

Classic Newcastle United home shirt

Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew have announced that it’ll play Newcastle United in a friendly this summer at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The preseason friendly for Newcastle United is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30pm. It’s the second preseason friendly announced for Newcastle United’s U.S. summer tour. The other friendly will be against Sporting Kansas City on July 20 in Kansas City.

More dates on Newcastle United’s summer tour are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This is Newcastle’s first tour of the United States since 2000.

Individual advance ticket prices start at $24 and will go on sale Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at the Crew Stadium Box Office, all central Ohio Ticketmaster retail locations, via Ticketmaster phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at TheCrew.com, following the completion of an exclusive presale offer to Crew Soccer Nation members.

So far this summer, the United States will host pre-season friendlies featuring Newcastle United, Manchester United and Everton. Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City are also rumored to be making plans to come Stateside.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Donnell Suggs

    April 15, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I don’t care if the game is on a Tuesday. THE MAGS are in the STATES. I’m in Atlanta and I will definitely find my way to Columbus to see them in person.

  2. brn442

    April 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    whatever but ooh, what a shirt.

  3. eplnfl

    April 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Love them all. Yes a weekend night would be better but impossible to schedule an entire summer tour on a weekend. The summer touring season of European teams has become a mini-season in and of itself for US Soccer fans. Clearly the summer tours have become a great success or we would not have them growing each summer as we have seen.

    The expansion of interest in the MLS has been greatly aided by the tours and hopefully both will continue to expand. While in the past I have supported the idea of a 39th game for the EPL I know question the need for it. The EPL would of course be welcome to play in Miami in February instead of Bolton, Wigin, etc., but at this point it’s their loss. MLS is now ready to stand on it’s own.

  4. FC Asheville

    April 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Tues?! Lame…make it a weekend!

  5. Drew

    April 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I would be so happy if they announced a match on the East Coast.

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