The Boleyn Ground is behind them, the successes of last year in the record books. Now West Ham must begin again and translate E13 into E20.
It begins on Tuesday night (sort of) with a pre-season friendly against the Seattle Sounds at CenturyLink Field.
Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and the the stateside squad may be without Dimitri Payet and James Collins (busy at Euro 2016) but they have new team-mates to become acquainted with – Håvard Nordtveit, Toni Martinez, Domingos Quina and Sofiane Feghouli – and the purpose of pre-season is to ensure they gel under the watchful eye of Slaven Bilic.
So when does it all begin? The game kicks off at 7.30pm local time which means 3.30am UK time on Wednesday, July 6. But that’s not a problem because it’s not on TV in the UK anyway.
If you’re out the country, watch it here:
- Middle East and North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
- Asia: BeIN Sports (ASIA)
- Europe: Eurosport (excluding UK and Ireland)
July 5: Seattle Sounders (CenturyLink Field, Washington)
July 12: Carolina RailHawks (WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina)
July 28: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
August 4: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
August 7: Juventus, Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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