Another late night beckons

Last updated : 15 July 2008 By Tony Scholes
Some of the squad with Cary based Claret Ian Jagger
The game will be shown live on USLLIVE.COM as the Clarets take on their hosts just a week after they returned to their home at the National Sports Center in Blaine where we reported recently they have now converted it into a football only stadium with the removal of the running track. The pitch has been moved towards the main stand with admission bleachers on the other three sides.

The good news for Burnley fans is that the only Thunder expected is in the name of the opponents. Thunder storms held up the Thunder v Railhawks game last week but the forecast ahead of the game is good with no storms and therefore no hold ups expected.

Owen Coyle is looking forward to the game this evening and said: "Naturally everything is geared towards conditioning our players for when the Championship season starts, but it is important that we treat these games importantly as part of our build up.

"There will be quite a few Burnley fans that will be in the stadium to watch us and it never ceases to amaze me that supporters pop up wherever we go. But there is also a serious side to the trip involving the games and I know Minnesota will provide us with stern opposition, so we look forward to it greatly."

Coyle has said he intends using as many of his squad as possible again and there could be some action for those players who didn't feature during the 2-1 defeat against Cary Railhawks last Thursday.

The game kicks off at 7:35 p.m. Central Time and that means a 1:35 a.m. kick off for us turning to the online viewing here in Burnley and the rest of the UK.