We are just five days away from our first pre-season friendly match in the US and players not on International duty will report for training tomorrow at Chadwell Heath.
Chairman’s son Jack Sullivan confirmed last night that our first two signing have already started training early along side a few others from our existing squad. Jack tweeted out “Just been told that the 2 new players have come in with a few others, for early training!! Great news, great attitude.”
Pre-season officially starts tomorrow on the 1st July with one of training in the UK before the squad fly out to the US over the weekend. In both Seattle and North Carolina they will train for a week either side of their game against the Sounders and the Railhawks.
Their first training base will be at VMAC (Virginia Mason Athletic Center), which are the facilities of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
For the second part of their trip they will borrow the training facilities at WakeMed Soccer Park
5th July v Seattle Sounders (CenturyLink Field, Washington)
12th July v Carolina RailHawks (WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina)
28th July UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
4th August UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
7th August v Juventus, London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
13th August Premier League Start Chelsea v West Ham
I’m making the 11 hour drive down to North Carolina to go see the lads. There will be hundreds of us coming from all over the US, expats like myself and US born fans as well