Date: 11th June 2008 at 10:10am
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Burnley FC have recently returned from the States on a fact finding mission with a view to going into partnership rather like Stoke City with Austin Aztex.

Vital Burnley will bring you a report of that tour and bring you the thoughts of Brendan Flood, Barry Kilby, Paul Fletcher and assistant manager, Sandy Stewart in due course.

In addition to that of course, the Clarets will be going out there in July to play some friendly games against Austin Aztex and Minnesota Thunder.

Well what do we know about these sides and the football situation in the States? Vital Burnley decided to find out after being contacted by a Minnesota Thunder fan.

We therefore set up a special forum to discuss all these issues leading up to the friendly games.

The forum is called Matchday Mayhem US and you can go there directly by clicking this link:

Matchday Mayhem US-Forum Link

We also invited some US fans over and a lively debate is now underway on all these issues while our US chums provide details about their clubs and offer help & advice.

Come and sign up and join in! We are being given a fascinating insight into the World of US Soccer from the US fans themselves!