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Hammers land in Seattle

SeattleThe West Ham squad touched down in Seattle a few minutes ago. The Hammers took off from Heathrow Terminal 5 this morning to make their nine-hour flight on a British Airways 747 flying business class to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to start their US tour.

We are just now three days away from our first pre-season friendly match in Seattle.
The squad will train for a week either side of their game against the Sounders and the Railhawks in Seattle and North Carolina.

Their first training base will be at VMAC (Virginia Mason Athletic Center), which are seatle1the facilities of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. For the second part of their trip they will borrow  the training facilities at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Pre-Season Schedule

5th July v Seattle Sounders (CenturyLink Field, Washington)

12th July v Carolina RailHawks (WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina)

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

17 comments on “Hammers land in Seattle

  1. You broke my balls Hamburg Hammer… stop moaning about Italy… Italians start playing dirty, pasta boys… Goooal! 1-1 and close your mouth…

  2. “Would have hated it if Italy had gone through with that kind of performance…” close you’re mouth Hamburg Hammers, it’s the first time you Germans win against us… find yourself a figa and stop talking about Italy, take my advice…

  3. Losing gracefully is an art, take a leaf out of Bilic’s book mate. Enjoy the figas…

  4. Oh sorry wise man, I was forgetting you’re are the man who knows everything about everybody… don’t be so self-righteous and go back to wetpants…

  5. Bad luck Matte,it wasn’t your night tonight but you played some very good football in this tournament.You should be proud of your boys!

  6. Being called Pasta Boys isn’t so bad Matt.Its far better than what Germans are called by most other European nations 🙂

  7. Yes unlucky Matte think you missed Danielle DeRossi a lot, to even draw with the Germans is a good result, at least your players showed a lot of team spirit, shame they turned into England at the penalty shootout which for neutrals was pure comedy

  8. And to think everyone labelled England as the worst penalty takers. Quite honestly with that performance neither deserved to be in the semi’s.
    Still, one good thing. Now Gomez (unless his injury is serious) will get to see the quality of the man who will play behind him if we decide to sign him. Didn’t get to see much of him today but looks as if he might be a good pick-up for cheap money.
    Saw even less of Zaza, except for his terrible penalty

  9. FFS, up to yesterday we had never beaten Italy in a major tournament, it was about time!
    And how many goalscoring opportunities (apart from the penalty) did Italy create in the first 90 minutes ?

    The penalty shootout was awful, from both sides. And I’ll gladly admit that I never really liked the Italian football mentality, even when I started watching football as a kid.
    This is just my opinion of course and I don’t profess to have analytical knowledge in this respect, but I never liked Italian players dishing it out (dirty play, kicking opponent’s ankles and heels only to pretend they never even touched the opposition player.

    Whenever an Italian player was on the receiving end though, they were rolling around on the floor, face torn in agony, yesterday there was an instance where Schweinsteiger won the ball by unfairly using his hand and pushing the Italian player on his chest resulting in the Italian clutching his face as if he had received a smack on the nose.

    Yes, I’ll also admit that the Schumacher assault on Battista was the mother of all fouls and to this day I don’t understand what the referee must have been smoking in that game in order to NOT send Schumacher off.

    So Italy played some good football in the tournament, agreed. But so did the Germans.
    Also until the penalty we had not conceded a goal all tournament.
    I get the disappointment on the Italians’ side, I would have felt extremly bad if we had lost that game under the circumstances, but we didn’t.

    Hopefully the new season for West Ham will begin soon, so we can all cheer for the same side again…

  10. listen close Hamburg Hammer, it’s not the first time you moan about other national football teams… Lucky England, dirty Italians, bla bla bla… mind your own team and stop being so cleaver. Now go back to your beauty salon called wetpants.

  11. I know no place called wetpants. And I wasn’t aware that you are the local sheriff here.
    Besides, I am in no way trying to be clever, it’s just my bloody opinion which you are free to tear to shreds of course.

    I also don’t throw a hissy fit when someone else moans about the German team, it’s par for the course, it’s a big tournament, so there will always be mocking and moaning about other teams.

  12. I’m not the local sheriff dear German, instead you seem to be the guru who gobbles up winsdom everywhere 24 hours a day… and for the record… wetpants = WHTID 😉
    You can go on all you want, I’ve nothing to add.

  13. Hamburg Hammer must have spent too long on Wetlands.He is now an over opinionated mouth like many of the others.

  14. Calm down everybody. We all support the same club. But it’s the Euros. Just like with the Worlc Cup there are certain teams you’d like to see do well and others to fail.
    Of course we all will have differing opinions in this respect.
    But I thought this was part of the appeal of such a tournament to kep you interested even in those games not involving your own country.

    My opinion of course is no more valuable than yours. But it’s time the new season started.

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