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Tottenham to go on US tour

March 22, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham have announced that they will play the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls in a pre-season tour of the United States this summer.

Robbie Keane
GettyImagesRobbie Keane and David Beckham have trained with Tottenham in the past.

The game against the Galaxy on July 24 will hold a particular significance for the club as former Spurs skipper Robbie Keane and ex-England captain David Beckham play for the MLS side.

Spurs will also line up against former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry when they take on the Red Bulls in the inaugural New York Invitational Cup on July 31.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, a former Seattle Sounders player in the late 70s, took Spurs to the US for their pre-season tour two years ago

He said: ''Playing the winners of the MLS Cup in LA Galaxy will provide a real challenge. 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.

''The facilities will be first class and the opposition will provide a great test for the squad.''