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No break for Kasey

Posted on 25 April 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).

While most Premiership players will be enjoying a bit of time off during Cup final week Kasey Keller faces a long-haul trip to North Carolina for a USA training camp.

It was no surprise that Kasey was named on Tuesday in coach Bruce Arena's pool of players to travel to Japan and South Korea but, what he really wants to know is who gets the final nod between himself and Blackburn's Brad Friedel.

"It was nice to have it finalised I guess, now it's just a case of finding out if I'm going to be starting or not," reflected Kasey, who was not sure why the squad was named so early.

"It was very strange, I don't know why they did it so quickly, but they did.

"Now everybody gets their nine days off after the Liverpool game and I get to travel to North Carolina to train with the team. Then I come back for the Leicester game."

The squad being named early certainly puts everybody out of their misery as far as selection goes, but with football still being played injuries could still occur. To that end, Arena has named a further squad of replacement players.

"I makes it kinda easy," said Kasey of the early naming. "Then they name a big squad of alternates and I think everyone is coming to training to see who is going to make it or not because I assume there will be an injury or two before we actually take off.

"I guess the alternate roles will be key as well."