Tottenham is set for a return trip to the United States, and they'll play against Major League Soccer's two biggest spenders while they are here.
Spurs announced that they will play the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center on July 24 before heading across the country to Red Bull Arena to play the New York Red Bulls as part of the inaugural New York Invitational Cup on July 31. The matches give U.S. fans a chance to see American goalkeeper Brad Friedel along with standouts Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart as Tottenham conducts part of its preseason in America.
Tottenham last came to the United States in July, 2010, when they played the Red Bulls in Thierry Henry's first match with the MLS side. Henry scored for the Red Bulls, while current Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale tallied for Tottenham in their 2-1 victory. Tottenham also played the San Jose Earthquakes on that trip, with the two playing to a 0-0 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium.
"The Club is proud of its reputation for playing entertaining soccer and we believe this attacking style is responsible for the significant rise in the number of fans across the USA in recent years," Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said in a club statement. "This tour presents us with a great opportunity to give something back to those fans and also introduce new supporters to the Tottenham Hotspur way of playing soccer."
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