Tottenham Hotspur to play MLS All-Stars
15 April 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce that we will compete in the 2015 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game in July.
The annual showcase will see us come up against an MLS All-Star team comprising the best players from the league and will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids, on Wednesday, July 29, kick-off 7pm local time (that's US Mountain Time in Colorado/2am Thursday UK time).
This will be the 20th edition of the MLS All-Star Game with the first contest taking place at Giants Stadium in 1996 when the Eastern Conference faced the Western Conference.
The fixture eventually evolved into the current system where the league annually invites a club from overseas to participate. Previous opponents have included Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and AS Roma.
Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino said: "We'd like to thank Major League Soccer for the invitation to take part in the 2015 All-Star Game.
"The fact that this will be our only fixture outside of Europe during pre-season says a lot about how we view this game.
"We enjoyed three tough matches last summer in North America and the quality of football in MLS continues to grow every year.
"Pre-season is an important time for us and we are looking forward to being a part of one of the biggest events on the US football calendar.
"We know the quality of the facilities will be top-class and we see this fixture against the best players from MLS as good preparation."
“The AT&T MLS All-Star Game continues to be one of the most entertaining and widely anticipated traditions for our League and for our sport in North America,” said MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott. “We are excited to welcome another world-class opponent in Tottenham and look forward to a competitive match and a tremendous week of events. We know that the Colorado Rapids, one of our inaugural clubs, will be great hosts and that Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will impress both the fans in the stadium and television viewers throughout the world.”
Ticket information will follow in due course...