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Report: Red Bulls to host Tottenham in summer friendly


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Planning for summer friendlies is already in the works, and it appears that the New York Red Bulls will be welcoming one of the Premier League's top sides to Red Bull Arena for an exhibition.

According to the New York Post, the Red Bulls will play against Tottenham either July 31 or Aug. 1, and the game will reportedly be part of the season-ticket holders' package.

Tottenham is no stranger to Red Bull Arena, playing the Red Bulls in a friendly there in July, 2010. That game was Thierry Henry's first in a Red Bulls jersey, and he celebrated that debut with a goal. Current Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane suited up in that match and scored for Spurs, who took the game by a 2-1 scoreline.

Led on the sideline by current English national team coach front-runner Harry Redknapp and on the field by American goalkeeper Brad Friedel and winger Gareth Bale, Tottenham could very well be preparing for the 2012-13 Premier League season along with UEFA Champions League play at the time of the proposed friendly, as the club currently sits eight points clear of missing out on Europe's top competition.

The date of the proposed friendly comes a week after the MLS All-Star Game, which is slated for close-by PPL Park in Pennsylvania. MLS has yet to announce the league's opposition for that match, but a team of Tottenham's stature with an American draw like Friedel would certainly make for an intriguing foe.  

What do you think of the matchup? Think Tottenham would make for a good MLS All-Star Game opponent?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Actually the Red Bull had several sellouts last season. It was interesting to note that a lot of those tickets were from brokers who never actaully gave/resold to anyone :(.

  2. Mid-season friendlies are a joke and do not reflect well on MLS. They’re good for $$ but they interfere with real games and add to fixture congestion for no legitimate reason. Until and unless Tottenham would agree to play a friendly in London against RBNY in February, I’m opposed to the idea.

  3. The last one was a competitve game. It will be interesting to see how much NY has closed the gap. Maybe new DP Ballack or Del Piero will be available for this one???

  4. No, I would rather see a top tier German, French, Argentinian or Brazilian team or even a Mexican, Brazilian, Japanese or Australian All-Star Team.

    ‘m tired of the English and Spanish teams.

  5. How about an East vs West format for the All-Star game!? I know I’m beating a dead horse here but we’re approaching twenty years here, it’s time to do a proper all-star game.


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