The Bluebirds fly out to San Antonio, Texas today as they begin their pre-season tour of North America.
A 21-man squad will take in in games against San Antonio FC (14th July, 1.30am BST/ 7.30pm (13/7) local); New Mexico FC (19th July 2:45am BST/ 7:45pm (18/7) local); and Real Valladolid (21st July, 2am BST/ 7pm (20/7) local). Click here for more details, including ticket info…
As reported by the manager earlier this week, Sol Bamba and Callum Paterson will not travel as they continue to recuperate from injuries incurred towards the tail end of last season. Jazz Richards is another who won’t travel due to illness, whilst first-team professionals Lee Tomlin and Gary Madine will continue their pre-season preparations in the UK.
Under-23 squad members Aaron Bolger, Ciaron Brown, Cameron Coxe and James Waite will benefit from the experience of being part of their inaugural first-team pre-season tour.
You can follow the lads’ progress via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and of course, here, via the club’s official website and App from today until July 21st. Highlights and reaction of each fixture will be available after each game, with indicators to official US broadcast live streams posted via our Twitter account ahead of each fixture.
US-based Bluebirds wishing to touch-base with the team outside of the matchday environment are welcomed to join the squad at their San Antonio training base at UTSA Park West Athletics Complex, 8000 Texas N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio 78249 on Monday, 15th July. Training will be from 18.00-19.30.