Sporting Kansas City To Play Newcastle United This Summer

Among the teams that will help break in Sporting Kansas City's net-yet-opened Livestrong Sporting Park this summer will apparently be Newcastle United. There has been no official statement, but SKC owner Robb Heinemann tweeted the news Monday afternoon. It seems safe to say that if the owner says it is happening, it probably is. 

Heinemann did not release any other details, like when, exactly the friendly might be played. The Magpies will almost certainly schedule other dates, as it is exceedingly rare for European teams to play stand-alone games in the United States. Earlier in the day, Manchester United was announced as the MLS All-Stars opponent.

Newcastle United is among the more widely supported team in England, and currently sit 11th in the EPL table. They had spent the 2009-10 season in the Championship after playing the previous 16 seasons at the top level. They have won four First Division titles and six FA Cups in their 120-year history.

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