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Letter from America

Posted on 2 February 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 is aiming for third-time lucky in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Our current number two goalkeeper's heroics have helped take the USA through to the final of the tournament held in Pasadena, California, on Saturday night (kick-off 8.30pm).

USA skipper Kasey saved two penalties in a shoot-out in the semi-final against Canada on Wednesday and now faces Paulo Wanchope's Costa Rica in the final.

Speaking from America, Kasey explained: "I finished third back in 1995 and second in 1997/98 so I'm hoping to go one better this time.

"Costa Rica look good though. They've drafted in players as they've advanced and they are now up to full strength. We have a young team but things are coming together for us too.

"We're a pretty inexperienced squad and we were not expected to do as well as we have. So it's been a great tournament for us and hopefully we can now go all the way."

The 32-year-old said life had 'been a little crazy'.

Called up in place of Neil Sullivan at Aston Villa on December 29, he wasn't expecting to take the trip out to the States but Neil was restored as number one for the trip to Ipswich Town on January 12 and he opted to fly out.

He said: "Obviously it's a situation where I would rather have stayed in the first team at Spurs but Neil was brought back in and when that happened, I was happy to fly out here.

"It's been good for me and it's nice we've had some success as well.

"With the Worthington Cup Final on the way as well, it's a good time at the moment."