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USA for keeps

Posted on 7 May 2004  - 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).

America's three goalkeepers must be the envy of many an international manager - two of them go face to face again at the Lane on Saturday.

Kasey Keller and Brad Friedel will be at opposite ends of the action - as long as Friedel overcomes a groin injury - as we take on Blackburn Rovers in our final home match of the season.

Throw Manchester United's Tim Howard into the mix and Bruce Arena is a very lucky man.

"Overall, with Kasey, Brad and Tim Howard, America has three very good goalkeepers," said our goalkeeping coach Hans Segers.

"They are very well off at the moment and the manager must be very pleased with that!

"Tim Howard has done very well and might have surprised a few people, perhaps even Alex Ferguson, because he was a goalkeeper for the future, young, inexperienced but he came in, did well, had a rest and he can look back at a very good season."

Hans doesn't believe Friedel has reached the heights of last season and suggests that reflects in Blackburn's overall form.

"Last season Brad was outstanding," added Hans. "Compare that with this season and he hasn't had the same kind of season and I think that's one of the reasons why Blackburn have struggled."