Newcastle United have released their eight game pre-season schedule today and it includes three game in the US – in Milwaukee, Sacramento and Portland.
Milwaukee is on central time in the US – which is six hours behind UK time, and Sacramento and Portland are in California which is on Pacific Time and eight hours behind UK time – so if any of these games are being televised in the US – there some nice early morning viewing for Newcastle fans.
Lee Charnley – good job on pre-season fixtures
Since we assume the US fixtures could have been dependent on Newcastle staying the Premier League Lee Charnley – like he did last year – has done a good job in getting these fixtures arranged.
Here is the list of fixtures that the Managing Director has just released.
|Fri 10th July (8:00 pm)||Gateshead||International Stadium||W 1-0|
|Tue 14th July (8:00 pm CT - 2:00 am Wed Newcastle time)||Club Atlas||Miller Park, Milwaukee||L 2-1|
|Sat 18th July (8:00 pm PT - 4:00 am Sun Newcastle time)||Sacramento Republic||Bonney Field, Sacramento||W 1-0|
|Tue 21st July (7.30 pm PT - 3:30 am Wed Newcastle time)||Portland Timbers||Providence Park, Portland||L 4-3|
|Sun 26th July (1:00 pm)||Sheffield United||Bramall Lane||D 2-2|
|Wed 29th July (7:45 pm)||York City||Bootham Crescent||L 2-1|
|Sat 1st August (3:00 pm)||Borussia Mönchengladbach||St. James' Park||L 1-0|
That’s a good fixture of having Borussia Monchengladbach at St. James’ Park on 1st August.
The games at Gateshead and York City will give some our younger players a chance to get a run out in pre-season.