City travel to States for pre-season games
NORWICH CITY are delighted to confirm details of a summer tour to the United States of America in July 2013.
The Canaries will take on MLS sides San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers on the tour, as well as another fixture to be confirmed in a special game in Sacramento.
City are due to fly out to California on Monday, July 15 before their first fixture takes place in Sacramento on Thursday, July 18.
Sacramento have recently launched a new professional club called Sac Pro Soccer, and City are part of a special Sacramento Soccer Day being held to mark the new club’s start to life in the Californian state capital.
City’s next game will be on Saturday, July 20 against San Jose Earthquakes at their Buck Shaw Stadium.
San Jose was of course where Canary legend and Hall of Fame member Darren Huckerby ended his playing career after making 203 appearances and scoring 48 goals in all competitions for Norwich.
The final game of the tour will see City travel north from California to Oregon, where they will take on Portland Timbers at the Jeld Wen Field on Wednesday, July 24.
The Canaries’ will return to the UK on Friday, July 26.
City boss Chris Hughton commented: “We’re delighted to have made arrangements for a summer tour to America where we will play two games against MLS sides and another side to be confirmed.
“The games will provide an important part of our pre-season build-up for the 2013-14 domestic campaign and of course it’s a great opportunity for the Club to engage with football fans in the United States.”
Norwich City USA Tour – key dates
Monday, July 15
Arrive in California
Thursday, July 18
Game one TBC
Saturday, July 20
Game two @ Buck Shaw Stadium v San Jose Earthquakes (7.30pm)*
Wednesday, July 24
Game three @ Jeld Wen Field v Portland Timbers (kick-off TBC)*
Friday, July 26
Return to the U.K.
*Please note all fixture details are subject to change.