Newcastle Announce Columbus Crew Game On American Tour

Newcastle United have announced a second game on their American tour, and will play against the Columbus Crew at their Crew Stadium on Tuesday, July 26th.

We would expect at least one more fixture  still to be announced, but this is a good game for the Newcastle team, and of course last week the club announced their first  game against Sporting Kansas City on July 20th.

The exhibition (friendly) game will kick off at 7.30pm, and Columbus Crew President and General Manager Mark McCullers said this about the game:

“We are pleased once again to bring top-flight international soccer right here to Columbus and to provide the best competitive challenge for our team.”

” The English Premier League is arguably the best league in the world and Newcastle United is one of its most storied clubs.”

Newcastle did play at the Crew Stadium, on July 26th, 2000, when Bobby Robson brought the Magpies over, and at that time they also fixed up a game against DC United in Washington DC.

Here is  some information on the Columbus Crew club:

The Columbus Crew is a professional soccer (football in the rest of the world) club based in Columbus, Ohio which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada.

It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception.

The club was owned by Lamar Hunt, who also owned the Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas until his death in 2006, and  then his son, Clark Hunt,  took over his sports properties.

Here is also some some information from the Columbus Crew management about the specific game against Newcastle United:

Individual advance ticket prices start at $24, and tickets  will go on sale on Wednesday, April 20 at 10am local time, at the Crew Stadium Box Office, all central Ohio Ticketmaster retail locations, via Ticketmaster phone at 614-431-3600 and on-line at

15 comments so far

  • Thump

    Apr 4, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #1

    I swear the MLS use templates for their announcements…

  • Burni

    Apr 4, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Completely off topic fellas…..

    anyone know where I can see some extended highlights of the match on saturday, MOTD was pap and the videos online are like 1 minute long, Im after something more substantial

    any help massively appreciated

  • valerio661

    Apr 4, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #3

    I went to the last game in Columbus. Nice little stadium, and Columbus is a great city too. I think Carl Cort made his debut? Finished 2-2 anyway.


    Apr 4, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Be amazing if the team stops by Toronto

  • PennStateToon

    Apr 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes! Being that I live in Pittsburgh this is perfect

  • baro

    Apr 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Please stop in LP FIELD in Tennessee!

  • macnova

    Apr 5, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #7

    i found out about this a month ago and when it was totally confirmed to me friday night while i was at the crew stadium ,,,,well i nearly wet my pants its been along time since i was home soooo im over the moon ,,,i cant wait to see the lads here in ohio…im only 40 mins from the stadium


    Apr 5, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ll be making the trip from NYC. Hopefully an east coast game is announced.

  • IndianapolisToon

    Apr 5, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Cannot be more excited about this as I found out I wouldn’t be able to make it to the KC game. Simply over the moon, I was afraid I’d have to spend thousands to make it to Newcastle to see a game at the Cathedral on the Hill. I still want to make it across the pond to Tyneside to have a Newcastle Brown at Shearer’s and scream my lungs out for the Mighty Magpies.

  • The Power Ranger

    Apr 5, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #10

    By the look of it, we have more fans in the US of A than we do over here!!! haha

  • Thump

    Apr 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Certainly looks it, ranger!

  • valerio661

    Apr 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not in the USA.

  • cmb270

    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Qwest Field in Seattle beckons the Toon! Send them my way please. I would so much rather see my beloved Magpies that the Red Devils!
    Howay The Lads!

  • PennStateToon

    Apr 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #14

    All the people who are going we should set up like a meet and great kind of thing it’d be great to get in touch with other Toon fans here in the states!

  • ToonArmyCanada

    Apr 29, 2011 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey Everyone – For more information on travel/tickets/etc for the match – check out Toon Army USA on Facebook –


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