3 USA pre-season matches confirmed for Newcastle United
Newcastle United have announced that they will play three pre season fixtures in a visit to America.
Hosts of one of the matches, Milwaukee Brewers, had revealed yesterday that they would be the venue for a game against Mexican side Atlas FC.
United though confirmed that two further games in Sacramento and Portland.
Official Club Statement
Newcastle United have confirmed three friendly fixtures in the United States in July 2015 as part of the club’s 2015/16 pre-season programme.
The Magpies will face three clubs in three US cities during the transatlantic tour, with fixtures against Mexican and American opposition in Milwaukee, Sacramento and Portland.
United will first face Mexican side Club Atlas in Milwaukee on Tuesday 14 July (kick-off 8pm local time), with the game taking place at Miller Park – the 41,900-capacity home of Major League Baseball franchise the Milwaukee Brewers.
Club Atlas finished third overall in the Mexican top flight in 2014/15, narrowly missing out on the CONCACAF Champions League but securing a place in the prestigious Copa Libertadores.
Newcastle’s second fixture will see the Magpies in California to face United Soccer League side Sacramento Republic FC; the game taking place at Republic FC’s Bonney Field stadium on Saturday 18 July (kick-off 8pm local time).
An MLS-affiliated franchise, Sacramento Republic are coached by former Everton and Portsmouth winger Predrag ‘Preki’ Radosavljević.
United will wrap up their US preparations against Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Tuesday 21 July (kick-off 7:30pm local time, subject to change).
The Timbers currently sit sixth in the MLS Western Conference standings; two points behind fifth-placed LA Galaxy.
As well as games in the United States, the Magpies will play a number of domestic pre-season fixtures which will be confirmed shortly.
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