The midfielder returns to the fold for the first time since a substitute appearance against Holland - coincidently, at White Hart Lane - back in August 2001.
Jermain Defoe is on the bench as Eriksson opts for ex-Spur Peter Crouch and Palace's Andy Johnson up front.
Eriksson said: "It's good to give them a chance. We know what Jermain Defoe and Alan Smith can do, so it's an opportunity to see these two guys."
The friendly kicks-off at 8.06pm UK time at Chicago's Soldier Field.
Sven Goran Eriksson has named Michael Carrick in the England side to face the USA in Chicago tonight.