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MLS All-Star vs Spurs - top 5s - players to watch

29 July 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

Welcome to another new feature for 2015-16 - Top Fives.

This feature will appear regularly as part of our match previews here on and will be tailored to our next opponents.

So we might recall five moments against a particular club or in a particular stadium, top five players to look out for, top five goals, top five players to have played for both teams or top five matches.

We're kicking-off with the MLS All-Star Game and five players to watch.


Brazilian great needs no introduction and will captain the MLS All-Stars. Kaka made his name at Sao Paolo before moving to AC Milan, where he won the Seria A/Supercoppa double in 2004 and the Champions League in 2007, when he won a host of individual awards, including the Ballon d'Or and FIFA Player of the Year. He became one of Real Madrid's 'galatico' signings in 2009 and won La Liga in 2012. Capped 89 times by Brazil, he lifted the World Cup in 2002. Kaka joined Orlando Magic in the MLS in 2014.

David Villa
Legendary Spanish forward who has won the lot - La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, Champions League, Super Cup, European Championship and World Cup. Starting his career at Gijon, Villa moved to Valencia where he scored 107 goals in 166 La Liga matches between 2005-2010. Barcelona came calling and he went on to win two titles and the Champions League in 2011 before moving to Atletico Madrid and winning La Liga again in 2013-14 and reaching the CL Final again. Spain's all-time top goalscorer with 59 goals in 97 caps, Villa won the Golden Boot as Spain won Euro 2008 and two years later, helped his country win the World Cup in South Africa. Villa joined New York City in 2015.

Clint Dempsey
USA legend and captain and former Spur, Clint was the man for the big occasion during his year at the Lane. He scored twice against United, including the third and clincher in our first win at Old Trafford in 23 years in September, 2012 and then twice in the Europa League quarter-final at Basel in April, 2013. Clint made his name at New England Revolution before five successful years at Fulham, who he helped to the EL Final in 2010. He scored 12 goals in 43 games for us before returning to the MLS and Seattle in 2013, winning the MLS Cup in 2014. He has 48 goals in 119 caps for the USA.

Kei Kamara
The MLS's top goalscorer going into this week's All-Star match, the Seirra Leone striker came through the ranks in the US, playing for Orange County Blue Star before earning a move to Columbus Crew in the MLS. He played for San Jose and Houston before settling down at Kansas City, where his form earned a move to the Premier League at Norwich in 2013. A loan spell at Middlesbrough followed before a switch back to the MLS and another successful stint so far at Columbus Crew. Kamara has scored 15 goals so far this season for the Crew.

DeMarcus Beasley
Veteran defender and USA legend now with 121 caps to his name, Beasley has played in four World Cups having burst onto the world stage as a 20-year-old as the US performed heroics at the 2002 tournament in South Korea/Japan. Beasley won four titles in six years in Europe at PSV (2005, 2006) and Rangers in Scotland (2009, 2010). He also played for Manchester City and Hannova before switching to Mexico and Puebla FC and back to the MLS and Houstonin 2014.