We're all going on a stateside tour...
...well, maybe not all of us - in fact probably few of us as who can afford a tip to America?
If any of you guys would like to chip in a fiver each perhaps for me then I would be willing and able to represent Vital Pompey :-)
In any case the club have officially confirmed, as has been 'rumoured' for sometime now, on The Pompey Site that a pre-season tour in the USA will take place.
This is not, as I had suspected would be the case and said in the forum, going to cost the club a penny as this bill is being 'footed' by the hosts.
More info, including the opponents, can be found below...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Pompey Heading To America
Pompey are heading to America for three pre-season friendlies in July.
The Blues will face Mexican giants Club America, an Edmonton select side and MLS side DC United.
Pompey will fly out to California on Monday, July 12 following a friendly with Havant & Waterlooville at Westleigh Park on Saturday, July 10.
They will face Club America at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Wednesday, July 14, followed by a match against an Edmonton Select on Wednesday, July 21.
Pompey complete their trip with a game against DC United at RFK Stadium, Washington on Saturday, July 24.
The Blues last crossed the Atlantic in the summer of 1951 for a tour of South America. They faced top Brazilian sides Fluminese, Botafogo, America, Santos, Sao Paolo and Palmeiras, drawing three matches and losing the other three.
Ticket information for these games will be confirmed in the next few days.