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Spurs Heading Back To The USA!
SPURS HEADING BACK TO THE USA!
Posted 22 March 2012 3:00pm
We are delighted to confirm that the First Team squad will travel to the United States of America as part of a pre-season training camp ahead of the 2012-13 campaign.
On Tuesday July 24, the team will take on 2011 MLS Cup winners LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center, and come up against former captain Robbie Keane as well as David Beckham, who spent time training with us at Spurs Lodge last year.
The tour fixture schedule concludes with a return to the Red Bull Arena where we face New York Red Bulls on Tuesday July 31. The venue hosted two games during our summer tour of 2010 where we participated in the New York Football Challenge, playing games against the Red Bulls and Sporting Lisbon.
On announcing the tour, Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy said: “We are delighted to be heading back to the USA ahead of the 2012-13 season. We enjoyed a successful tour in 2010 and are looking forward to the opportunity to play against the LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls, two of the leading franchises in MLS.
“The Club is proud of its reputation for playing entertaining football and we believe this attacking style is responsible for the significant rise in the number of fans across the USA in recent years. This tour presents us with a great opportunity to give something back to those fans and also introduce new supporters to the Spurs way of playing football.”
Commenting on the announcement, Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp said: "The facilities will be first class and the opposition will provide a great test for the squad. We know how good the MLS sides are from two summers ago when we faced San Jose Earthquakes and New York Red Bulls. We can expect another tough encounter when we face the Red Bulls again this time.
"Playing the winners of the MLS Cup in LA Galaxy will provide a real challenge too - any team that includes proven international performers like Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and David Beckham are sure to be top drawer.
"I have fantastic memories of America from my days playing at Seattle Sounders and, more recently, our last visit there two years ago.”
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest ticket information on our tour.