The Club is delighted to announce a pre-season training camp in the United States of America as part of our preparations ahead of the 2010/2011 season.
A number of matches have been planned as part of the trip, kicking off on the West Coast against our MLS Club Partners San Jose Earthquakes in a friendly game at Buck Shaw Stadium in San Jose on Saturday July 17. Our pre-season schedule in the U.S. will conclude on the East Coast with us participating in the 2010 New York Football Challenge in New Jersey.
The 2010 New York Football Challenge will be a four-team tournament involving fellow Barclays Premier League side Manchester City, MLS outfit New York Red Bulls and Sporting Lisbon from Portugal. The tournament will take place from July 22-25 at the Red Bull Arena (pictured above) in Harrison, New Jersey.
With an established supporter base in the U.S., including supporters' clubs in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, the visit will provide a great opportunity to strengthen links with fans and also with the Earthquakes.
Harry Redknapp said: "The summer camp will be a very important part of our preparations for the new campaign and we're looking forward to heading out to the United States in the summer. I spent some time out there during the 1970s playing and coaching in Seattle and any chance I get to go back there is something I always look forward to."
We last played in the U.S. as recently as 2003, when we participated in the Capital Cup against MLS side DC United.
The Club's partnership with San Jose Earthquakes was established in 2008 and we hosted the Earthquakes at Spurs Lodge in March this year as part of their MLS pre-season preparations.
Ticket information for each of our matches will be made available in due course.