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!)

  • kaarekong

    100% certain that the link is BS, wich you would be aswell if you had checked out the links to other games he’s “shown” on his channel

  • SeanLynch

    Newcastle United starting
    XI: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Lascelles, Haidara, Anita, Colback (c),
    Sissoko, Gouffran, de Jong, Cisse.
    Subs: Darlow, Woodman, Ferguson,
    Bigirimana, Obertan, Aarons, Armstrong, Perez.
    So Mike (liability) Williamson starts, guess
    that means we’re gonna concede our first goals of pre-season.
    3-1 to Atlas I recon.
    Who knows, willo could always get injured in
    the warmup :)

  • stepaylor

    incase anyone doesnt have it the linki for the game

    So far its been obvious we are trying more to hold onto the ball. Williamson has lost posession twice, De Jong shown some nice touches with Cisse. The opposition right full back is going to give away a ton of free kicks if we let aarons come on and run at him

  • Trev Davey

    Just watched the last hour of the match and I was mildly impressed. Thought that we played more football in that time than the whole of the 2nd half of last season. You can see that he wants us to play with the ball and some of the interplay was nice. What was also pleasing was that we pressed when not in possession, it’s a simple game if you make it so, it was a good workout.

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    So what did we find from that defeat to a World powerhouse “Club Atlas”
    1)  Williamson is shite and cant defend
    2)  We need a Striker to score goals
    Is it me or did we already know that?

  • Andgeo

    How can this club ever move forward with Willismson and Gouffran in the team. I am absolutely horrified that they are still at the club. Complete disgrace!

  • DownUnderMag

    Obvious change in tactics over what we were playing last season and it’s clear that the players are trying to adapt but will take a little getting used to no sitting deep and not hoofing it up to a lone striker waiting for it to come straight back at them.
    We are still short on quality at the back.  Lascelles may be a good prospect but he should not be a first choice Premiership defender this season and if that means Williamson is our first choice then God help us!
    I don’t care about the result though, we know we need a striker and some defensive reinforcements, but the change in play style to a more possession based game and pressing without the ball looked a good starting point for a pre-season friendly.  The trick is playing possession football in the Premiership against teams who will punish badly placed passes and we still have a few too many who’s first ball is simply not good enough.  Transfer window is ticking Mike!

  • fromtheheed

    Has the penny not dropped? 2 -1 with the usual suspects in defence.

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    If the result does not bother you did the piss poor performance not make you raise an eyebrow?
    Possession football might be pretty on the eye but when you leak goals and have problems scoring ( especially against a weak side ) the portents are grim. Fingers crossed the Fatman actually does something quickly!

  • Stephen Sheppard

    am scheduled to watch paint dry on sat afternoon…..pre season stamina building for watching newcastle :)

  • DownUnderMag

    Ollie Burtons Grandad i agree there’s still plenty needs putting right, mostly down to some individuals not being able to play that style of footy given their lack of finesse with the ball.  Ashley needs to get on to Charnley and tell him to get a wriggle on with new signings that is clear to see… I thought we looked better second half and probably could have equalised, but for the aforementioned lack of striker and/or creativity.  I’m not getting pessimistic just yet, i’ll wait and see how our end of pre-season games look before getting too down in the dumps (although that could easily end up being the case I agree with you there).

    I remember having everyone write us off pre-championship season when we got hammered away from home in a friendly. Here’s hoping that is turns out that well again…