Not long now until Club Atlas v Newcastle United kicks off.

Local time in Milwaukee sees the match start at 8pm (Tuesday 14 July), whilst back in the UK it will actually be 2am on Wednesday (15  July) morning when the kick off takes place.

Georginio Wijnaldum is yet to join up with the rest of the squad, so it will be from the following 23 players that Steve McClaren picks his team and no doubt numerous substitutes.

The 24 man squad who are touring America:

Goalkeepers: Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Tim Krul,

Defenders: Fabricio Coloccini, Curtis Good, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson

Midfielders: Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining the squad later)

Strikers: Adam Armstrong, Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere

club atlas v newcastle united

The match is of course being played at Miller Park, which is home of Major League Baseball side – Milwaukee Brewers.

I hope all Newcastle fans in attendance, whether local or travelling in from the rest of the US, or further afield, have a great time and the team do them proud (and don’t get injured..).

A crowd of 20,000+ is expected to watch the game in the flesh, whilst you can apparently watch the match live online by clicking this YouTube link.

(Don’t blame us if you stay up until 2am and are left disappointed – we are only the messenger!)