Newcastle will play the last of their three games of the US tour tonight when they play the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.
This is the only MLS team Newcastle will play on the tour.
Head coach Steve McClaren has just announced his team for tonight’s game and it looks like Newcastle will give a lot of their youngsters and fringe players a game tonight, against a Portland team that will largely be made up of their second team.
Newcastle: Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Ferguson, Aarons, Abeid, Wijnaldum, Gouffran, Sissoko, Ayoze, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Janmaat, Obertan, De Jong, Armstrong, Anita
That looks like Newcastle will play three at the back maybe in a 3-5-2 formation but Bigi, Satka and Ferguson are not very experienced..
It looks like they will be the beck three – and maybe McClaren is trying a different formation to see how the lads can adapt to it.
Only Sissoko and Cisse started the last game at Sacramento Republic, so McClaren wants everybody to get a game on this tour.
Fabricio Coloccini has an injured Achilles and Emmanuel Riviere has left the squad through injury and returned to Newcastle.
It would be good to get another win tonight, and we have one win and one loss so far in America.
You can watch the game live here.