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Kasey's Waiting Game

Posted on 29 May 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Kasey Keller revealed that he has still not been informed of who, out of himself and Brad Friedel, will be on goalkeeping duty when the USA begin their World Cup campaign against Portugal in a week's time.

He admits that the waiting game is becoming difficult to deal with, reasoning that goalkeepers need to mentally prepare themselves for a match situation.

"We've not been told yet and, yes, it is getting a bit tough," admitted Kasey from the USA's South Korea camp.

"Goalkeepers need to prepare themselves to play and we need to do that preparation as soon as possible. It has been reported that the manager (Bruce Arena) might even split the games up between us, we just don't know yet.

"It is frustrating not knowing but all we can do is prepare as if we are playing."

Kasey says the uncertainty does not affect his relationship with rival Freidel.

"We're both professionals and we're going about the job in hand. There's not a lot we can do about it. The manager has to make the decision, not us."

He does, however, admit that it would be a major blow should he be the one to miss out.

"It would be frustrating, sure. It would be very difficult. I didn't play as many games earlier on in the season but since Christmas, the combination of playing for the US and at Spurs, I've played as much as anyone, so I hope that isn't used against me.

"Whatever the decision, we'll have to hold our hands up and accept it."

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