EPL outfit Southampton will be heading to Baltimore for a week-long training camp in July.
As part of Saints’ new global partnership with Under Armour, which launches on July 1, the south-coast club will head across The Pond as part of their pre-season programme.
While some members of the first-team squad will be given additional time off following the conclusion of Euro 2016 the rest of the team will fly out to America on July 11 as they kick off their build up to the 2016/17 Premier League.
The training camp will serve to build on the foundations already laid in the region, with Southampton Academy coaches delivering coaching clinics to local teams as the club develops its Grass Roots Club Partnership programme to support the progression of football in North America.
Under Armour, who will provide game-changing technologies and product innovations for Saints over the course of the next seven years, will also welcome the club’s players and staff to their headquarters during the trip.
Towards the end of the trip Saints will also play their first pre-season game, as they take part in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Friday July 15.
Saints’ pre-season preparations will continue upon their return to the Staplewood Campus, before heading out to Holland on Friday July 22 for three friendlies against Dutch opposition.