Norwich City confirm USA pre-season tour trip
Norwich City have confirmed a three-game USA summer tour in July with scheduled matches against MLS sides San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers already confirmed along with a third fixture to take place 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 Darren Huckerby's former club San Jose Earthquakes at their Buck Shaw Stadium. 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.
'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,' City boss Chris Hughton told the club's official site. '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
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- 2 Care home which has sat empty for four years to be revived by new owners
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- 4 Norfolk deli owner suffers severe spinal injuries in Ibiza diving accident
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- 6 Possible foot and mouth disease case investigated at pig farm
- 7 7 dogs looking for new homes in Norfolk
- 8 7 of the prettiest villages in north Norfolk
- 9 'Great relief' as vets rule out foot and mouth disease at Norfolk farm
- 10 Traffic delays after car plunges into underpass in Yarmouth
• Monday, July 15: Arrive in California
• Thursday, July 18: Game one, opponent 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 UK.
* all fixture details are subject to change