Garry Monk believes the squad’s trip to the America is the perfect opportunity for the club to expand on a global level.
The defender, who first arrived at the Swans in 2003, has hailed the trip across the Atlantic as the players continue to prepare for another season in the Premier League.
During his time in South Wales the 33-year-old has seen his fair share of pre-season trips but admits that this year’s tour is one to savour for everyone involved.
“It’s something a bit different,” said Monk. “Over the years we’ve seen other clubs go out there and now it’s our turn and the boys are looking forward to it.
“It will be a totally different experience for all of us; we’ll be playing against a different level of teams in a different climate.
“It’s also a good chance for all of us to be together and I’m sure it will serve us well.”
The Swans will face MLS opposition in the shape of San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids, before taking on USPDL side Ventura Fusion in the final game.
But as Monk explains, it is more than just football that is on offer out in the United States as the club look to promote themselves as a growing brand.
“Football is a growing sport over there,” he said. “America is such a huge place so in terms of exposure, it is a great opportunity for us.
“It’s all about making the club into a global brand and trips like this can only be good thing as we look to do that.”
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