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West Brom to take to the USA for summer trip

West Bromwich Albion will spend 12 days in the USA as part of their pre-season training for next season.

The Baggies will travel Stateside in July for two matches as well as training in what promises to be a fun but worthwhile trip for the West Midlands club.

West Brom will meet MLS club San Jose Earthquakes at the Buck Shaw Stadium on Tuesday July 12 before taking on the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field on Wednesday July 20. The side will be based near Santa Barbara, California, for nine days and Portland, Oregon, for three days.

Baggies assistant sporting director Andy Marriott was looking forward to the trip which will provide the squad with state-of-the-art facilities.

"With another challenging season of Premier League football to look forward to, it's important Roy and the players have top-notch facilities to work at," he said.

"The ones we've acquired are second to none. They were built for use by the teams who competed at the 1994 World Cup Finals and have since been utilised by Premier League clubs and other international sides.

"The two teams we will be facing are good MLS sides, who will be in the middle of their season when we play them.

"They promise to be competitive games against teams who play a British style of football, which will be a good way to kick off our pre-season fixtures.

"The weather over there in July will also offer a good climate to train and play in."

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