2016/17 Season Review: July

By SFC Media Fri 02 Jun First team

Southampton kick-started the 2016/17 campaign with a week-long training camp in Baltimore, the home of new partners Under Armour.

After a long week training, Saints faced DC United Under-23s in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the RFK Stadium.

Claude Puel named two different sides for each half of the game, and James Ward-Prowse's 16th minute strike put Saints ahead before a late penalty from Jay Rodriguez completed the scoreline.

The squad then returned to Staplewood Campus before flying out to Holland for their next set of preparations, where they faced a trio of Eredivisie teams.

First came a convincing 4-0 victory over PEC Zwolle before a late Sam Gallagher strike kept Saints' unbeaten run going against Cuco Martina and Dušan Tadić's former side, FC Twente.

The Holland trip was then concluded with a second trip to the Euroborg in as many seasons, where Charlie Austin's 75th minute header ensured Saints completed their travels unbeaten.

Results:

Friday 15th DC United U23s (a) W 0-2

Saturday 23rd PEC Zwolle (a) W 0-4

Wednesday 27th FC Twente (a) W 1-2

Saturday 30th FC Groningen (a) W 0-1

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