Breaking: Newcastle United USA pre-season tournament confirmed
News breaking in the States, that Newcastle United are heading for a USA pre-season trip, competing in a tournament in Texas in July.
Dallas Fort Worth will feature six teams from around the world with Newcastle United joined by Lyon (France), Pachuca (Mexico), Swansea , Malaga (Spain) and Raja Casablanca (Morocco) from July 9-19.
The games will be played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas and Toyota Stadium in Frisco.
An outline schedule has been released and the location of which games will be played at which stadium (Cotton Bowl/Toyota Stadium) will be announced at a later date.
The groups are:
Newcastle United, Lyon, Raja Casablanca
Pachuca, Malaga, Swansea City
The outline schedule is:
Saturday 11 July
Newcastle v Lyon 7:30pm ET
Sunday 12 July
Pachuca v Malaga, 7:30pm ET
Tuesday 14 July
Newcastle v Raja Casablanca 5:30pm ET
Swansea v Malaga 7:30pm ET
Thursday 16 July
Lyon v Raja Casablanca 5:30pm ET
Swansea v Pachuca 7:30pm ET
Saturday 18 July
Group A 3rd placed team v Group B 3rd placed team, 5:30pm ET
Group B 2nd placed team v Group A 2nd placed team, 7:30pm ET
Sunday, July 19
Group A 1st placed team v Group B 1st placed team, 7:30pm ET
(The tournament format includes teams being drawn into two groups of three teams each, 3 points will be awarded to participating teams for each win and zero points for a loss, a penalty shoot-out will follow each drawn game after normal regulation play with the winner awarded 2 points and the loser 1 point.
After the group matches are played, last-placed teams in each group play for the fifth and sixth positions. S
Second-placed teams in each group play for the third and fourth positions.
First-placed teams in each group will play for the championship trophy, and therefore first and second place.)
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