Sporting Kansas City To Face Newcastle United In Friendly This Summer

Posted In News - By Kevin McCauley On Monday, March 28th, 2011 With 3 Comments

After Sporting Kansas City’s gorgeous new soccer-specific stadium Livestrong Park is completed, they’ll be welcoming at least one non-MLS guest to the premises. Sporks team president Robb Heineman tweeted an announcement that his team will host a friendly match at the new stadium against English Premier League side Newcastle United this summer. Rarely do EPL teams come over to America for just one match, so fans of the Magpies should keep an eye out for other dates, as I’m sure they’ll also be coming to a city near you if you don’t live in the general vicinity of Kansas City.

Like we’ve stated in other posts of this nature, keep an eye out for more friendly announcements. As the European offseason approaches, more and more teams from overseas will be organizing friendlies in the United States. We’ll have a lot more info on those shortly, as Manchester United announces all of their summer tour dates tomorrow and the World Football Challenge should announce all of their participants fairly soon.

About Kevin McCauley - Kevin McCauley is the Editor in Chief of The Allocation Order. He is also the managing editor at World Soccer Reader and a contributor on multiple levels to SBNation

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  1. Craig says:

    THANK YOU SOCCER GODS!!!!!! I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED, hoping they come closer to Boston, but I’ll drive all fucking 23 hours if need be.

  2. B says:


    Can u please update us on the other MLS sides that Newcastle United will compete with….

  3. B says:

    PLEASE COME TO LP FIELD IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE lives right next to me! And here in Nashville, Tennessee there is hundreds and thousands of soccer fans here. They love it here! PLEASE PLEASE COME TO LP FIELD. Other teams have come to LP Field over the years and it was wonderful experience great atmosphere!

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