Club partner Tottenham Hotspur, who play the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, July 17 at Buck Shaw Stadium at 1 p.m. PT, announced their traveling roster today. The UEFA Champion’s League-bound side will feature Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, Irish legend Robbie Keane, Croatian internationals Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar and Russian international Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes with kick off scheduled for 1 p.m. PT.
2010 Tottenham Hotspur US Tour Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Carlo Cudicini (ITA), David Button, Oscar Jansson (SWE)
DEFENDERS: Gareth Bale (WAL), Calum Butcher, Vedran Corluka (CRO), Alan Hutton (SCT), Younes Kaboul (FRA), Kyle Naughton, Adam Smith, Kyle Walker
MIDFIELDERS: Tom Huddlestone, Jermaine Jenas, Niko Kranjcar (CRO), Luka Modric (CRO), Andros Townsend
FORWARDS: Robbie Keane (IRE), Ryan Mason, Jonathan Obika, Roman Pavlyuchenko (RUS)
HEAD COACH: Harry Redknapp
*Names not followed by a country designation, indicate domestic players (England).
2010 Tottenham Hotspur US Tour Schedule:
||Buck Shaw / Santa Clara, CA||1 PM PT|
|7/22||NY Red Bulls
||Red Bull Arena / Harrison, NJ||7 PM PT|
||Red Bull Arena / Harrison, NJ||12 PM PT|
Season ticket holders should use their Bonus Game “B” ticket for the match. Tickets range from $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (800) 225-2277 or by logging on to sjearthquakes.com. A four-game ticket package, which includes the Tottenham match and a free t-shirt, is currently available by calling 408-556-7700.
Tottenham Hotspur, also known as Spurs, and the Earthquakes signed a club partnership agreement in 2008 with the objective of creating a long-term bond between the two clubs. The relationship focuses on both soccer and commercial development by exchanging and implementing the best practices from both organizations.
Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and is known as the Club of firsts - becoming the first club to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960-61 season; in 1963 they became the first British club to win a major European trophy - the European Cup Winners' Cup. Victory in the 2008 League Cup Final meant that Spurs achieved the feat of winning a trophy in each of the last six decades, a record matched by only one other Premier League club.