CRYSTAL Palace are on the verge of announcing their American opponents in pre-season this July, says co-chairman Steve Parish. The Eagles will play a couple of Major League Soccer sides and one club from the next level down. Manager Tony Pulis has been out to the Unites States before with former club Stoke City, where he faced Eastern Conference teams Sporting Kansas City and Columbus Crew. The Potters also played a game against USL Pro club Orlando City. They could be the sides Palace play, while the likes of D.C United and Philadelphia Union might be in the frame too. Facing the New York Redbulls isn't thought to be on the agenda, however, as Pulis wasn't confident of being able to play the big teams across the Atlantic. "I think it's all done," Parish exclusively told the Advertiser. "We are about to announce it, I believe. "I'll be going. It's two MLS sides and another one. It's really, really exciting. I think soccer is getting bigger and bigger out there. "I asked Tony who he thought we might get to play and he didn't think we'd get the top ones. "Tony has done it before and he's made a great list of things you can give away that the fans like out there. "It will be great to see American-based Palace fans but also any UK-based Palace fans who want to go."
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