CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish is excited about the club's current pre-season tour of the United States and hopes to have big crowds to support the Eagles. Following the USA's impressive showing at the World Cup last month, the game of 'soccer' has continued to capture the imagination of their fans, with hopes of now landing the global tournament in 2026. The Eagles jetted off on Sunday across the Atlantic Ocean and are set to face Columbus Crew on Wednesday. And Parish has headed out to support the tour with manager Tony Pulis. "We have got a lot of things to give away, there is a lot of radio station stuff for us, and the clubs out there will promote the games a lot too," he told the Advertiser. "We'll support them, we'll do interviews and whatever we can to drum up interest for it. "The USA's performance at the World Cup will help perhaps. Even England's performance, people might think about our impact on football out there, but obviously the Premier League is a very international league. "People think of it in a different way, but with their national team I thought they were amazing, absolutely first class. "The effort and endeavour, especially from the likes of Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley, they have got some quality. "Hopefully it does add to a lot more interest. "America is a big market so we'll be PRing the hell out of it while we're out there, just doing as much as radio, just making people aware out there of Crystal Palace. "I will go to ease the burden from Tony as he's trying to get the team ready, but he'll do as much as he can to promote the club. "It will be great to see American-based Palace fans but also any UK-based Palace fans who are out there."
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