Newcastle Announce 24 Man Squad For America

The Newcastle squad to tour America in the next ten days has just been announced on the Newcastle web-site and the lads are flying out to Milwaukee today for their first game which will be on Tuesday night against Club Atlas at Miller Park.

The squad is as follows:

Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Adam Armstrong, Gael Bigirimana, Papiss Cisse, Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini, Karl Darlow, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Curtis Good, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Jamaal Lascelles, Gabriel Obertan, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Moussa Sissoko, Steven Taylor, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining squad later), Mike Williamson, Freddie Woodman

rolando aarons in training

Rolando Aarons – will get a chance to shine again this pre-season

Here is the squad via playing position.

Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman,

Defenders: Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Curtis Good, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat,

Midfielders: Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko,  Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining the squad later)

Strikers: Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere

Remy Cabella, Mehdi Abeid and Paul Dummett don’t make the trip because of injury, and goalkeeper Rob Elliot, Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux are also missing.

The explanation is that all of the above players missing are either nursing injuries or coming back from long term injuries.

However, it could be a decent indication of who are on their way out of the club this summer – Rob Elliot, Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux.

Here is Newcastle’s full pre-season schedule including the three games in America.

DateOpponentVenueResult
Fri 10th July (8:00 pm)Gateshead
International StadiumW 1-0
Tue 14th July (8:00 pm CT - 2:00 am Wed Newcastle time)Club Atlas
Miller Park, MilwaukeeL 2-1
Sat 18th July (8:00 pm PT - 4:00 am Sun Newcastle time)Sacramento RepublicBonney Field, SacramentoW 1-0
Tue 21st July (7.30 pm PT - 3:30 am Wed Newcastle time)Portland Timbers
Providence Park, PortlandL 4-3
Sun 26th July (1:00 pm)
Sheffield United
Bramall LaneD 2-2
Wed 29th July (7:45 pm)
York City
Bootham CrescentL 2-1
Sat 1st August (3:00 pm)
Borussia Mönchengladbach
St. James' ParkL 1-0

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