Steve McClaren has just announced his side for our third pre-season friendly and second in the US tour against Sacramento Republic, and Tim Krul starts in goal but still no Fab Coloccini in the side, who remains injured.
Georginio Wijnaldum is on the bench for the first time, and we could see him cone on in the second half of this game.
In fact there are 11 on the bench so we could see a number of changes during the second half to give players a run out.
Newcastle(4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback (c); Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Shane Ferguson, Lubomir Satka, Steven Taylor, Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid, Georginio Wijnaldum, Rolando Aarons, Yoan Gouffran, Ayoze Perez
It looks like local lad Jack Colback will be captain again, and the formation is the familiar 4-2-3-1 with Papiss Cisse up front, and Vurnon Anita and Jack the two holding midfielders.
Sunderland were beaten 1-0 earlier in the week at Bonney Field so we want to do better than that – and a win would be good.