English Premier League club and 2015-16 FA Cup finalist Crystal Palace FC have announced a 26-man roster for their upcoming North American tour, which concludes with a friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 19 at BC Place (tickets still available)
The travelling party includes two of Alan Pardew’s summer signings, defender James Tomkins and former Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend, as well as captain Mile Jedinak (who also captains the Australian national team) and returning youngsters Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie – two of the more exciting young wingers in the English Premier League.
Zaha, who had a short stint with Manchester United in 2013, was the 2015-16 Crystal Palace Player of the year. Bolasie, meanwhile, is renowned for a 360-degree spin and flick move he pulled off against Tottenham in 2014 that is now known as the “Bolasie Flick.”
The Eagles kick off their North American Tour next Wednesday, July 13 against Philadelphia Union, before facing USL side FC Cincinnati on July 16 and Whitecaps FC on July 19.
Check out the full travelling roster below (subject to change):
Alex McCarthy (England)
Kleton Perntreou (Greece)
Julian Speroni (Argentina): Tied for the club record in appearances for a goalkeeper (388)
Jerome Binnom-Williams (England)
Luke Croll (England)
Scott Dann (England): led the EPL in goals for a defender last season
Damien Delaney (Ireland)
Zeki Fryers (England): Manchester United academy product
Martin Kelly (England): Scored against Tottenham in the FA Cup quarter-final
Pape Souare (Senegal): Competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics with Senegal
James Tomkins: Summer signing from West Ham
Joel Ward (England)
Hiram Boateng (England)
Yannick Bolasie (Congo): Renowned for the “Bolasie Flick”
Mile Jedinak (Australia): Captains Crystal Palace and Australia; scored in the 2014 World Cup
Sullay Kaikai (England)
Chung-yong Lee (South Korea): 72 caps with South Korea
James McArthur (Scotland): 24 caps with Scotland
Jordon Mutch (England)
Jason Puncheon (England): Over 100 appearances with Crystal Palace
Bakary Sako (Mali)
Andros Townsend (England): Summer signing from Newcastle
Wilfried Zaha (England): 2015-16 Crystal Palace Player of the Year
Fraizer Campbell (England)
Freddie Ladapo (England)
Connor Wickham (England)
The English Premier League is coming to Vancouver.
Whitecaps FC will face FA Cup Finalists Crystal Palace FC in an international friendly on July 19 at BC Place. Click here for more information.