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No Stateside Tour As Bolton Wanderers Announce Remaining Preseason Fixtures

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 29:  Kallum Higginbotham of Falkirk during the Scottish Communities Cup Semi Final match between Falkirk and Celtic at Hampden Park on January 29, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 29: Kallum Higginbotham of Falkirk during the Scottish Communities Cup Semi Final match between Falkirk and Celtic at Hampden Park on January 29, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
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We speculated (and hoped) that Bolton would once again make a United States preseason trip but it was not to be as Bolton Wanderers revealed who their final three opponents of an already busy preseason would be. Earlier reports suggested that Wanderers would play games in Philadelphia, South Carolina, and North Carolina while a source later informed us that Harrisburg City Islanders (just two hours from Philadelphia) might be on the cards.

Instead, Bolton will play Ayr United FC, Hamilton AFC, and Falkirk FC, all of Scotland. The club officially said that they could not find suitable stateside opponents which would have been difficult as Bolton Wanderers no longer carry the Premier League name that draws fans. Newer rumors stated that Houston Dynamo and Red Bull New York could have elected to bring Bolton in as well.

Hit the jump for Bolton's full preseason schedule

July 18 - Ayr United

July 20 - Bamber Bridge

July 21 - Hamilton

July 25 - Falkirk

July 27 - Radcliffe Burough

July 28 - Crewe Alexandra

July 31 - Chorley

August 1 - Morecambe

August 3 - Barrow

August 4 - Portsmouth

August 7 - Tranmere Rovers

August 8 - FC Halifax Town

August 10 - FC Barcelona B

August 11 - Accrington