The result was of little consequence. The 2-1 defeat to the MLS All-Stars in Colorado was Spurs' first proper preseason outing and building match fitness was the key objective. Up against players who are already midway through their own season, Tottenham understandably looked a little under-cooked at times; but with another two friendlies in Germany to squeeze in before the opening Premier League game against Manchester United on August 8, Spurs look in reasonable shape -- certainly better than...
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TOP STORY: Chicharito to Spurs?
With Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez set to enter the 2015-16 campaign as backup to Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford, the Mirror reports that Tottenham will attempt to entice the Mexico striker to sit on the bench behind another England forward in Harry Kane -- tempting.
The paper suggests that Spurs are poised to...
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Three quick thoughts after the MLS All-Stars rode first-half goals from World Cup winners Kaka and David Villa to beat English club Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a perfect Wednesday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the league's annual midsummer classic.
1. MLS's All-Star dominance continues
The hosts' victory wasn't an anomaly. Since MLS began inviting international clubs to its midsummer classic on a permanent basis in 2005, the All-Stars have compiled a 7-3-1 record,...
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Major League Soccer's 20th All-Star Game on Wednesday night in Denver pits some of the domestic league's best players -- Clint Dempsey, Kaka and David Villa among them -- against English Premier League power Tottenham Hotspur. Here are five reasons to watch.
1. There are lots of big names
That is the whole idea, of course. But even after this week's injury-forced withdrawals of Michael Bradley, Robbie Keane and controversial commissioner's picks Steven Gerrard and Frank...
When manager Mauricio Pochettino outlined Tottenham's plans for preseason back in March, it seemed that the club would be returning to a traditional friendly programme in England.
Explaining why Spurs had decided to play in Australia after their final Premier League fixture of the 2014-15 campaign, the head coach said: "It's never proper for the team to go to Asia or America at the beginning of the season to spend time doing commercial business. We'd rather do it postseason. We'll be in England...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is already ramping up the mind games and we're still a little under two weeks from the start of the Premier League season.
Indeed, with Chelsea set to take on Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday in the Community Shield, rival manager Arsene Wenger has already become the focus of his attention.
"If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years I think maybe you will find a surprise," Mourinho said, in an obvious attempt to add pressure on the Gunners...