Friendly Season Ramping Up Dates

Friendly Season Ramping Up Dates

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 22, 2012
  • 2012 Friendly Season, Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Oh it is that time of the year. Time for various MLS sides to announce who from Europe will be coming over to play them this summer in a cash grab kind of game. The Friendly Season as we all like to call it.

Yesterday brought word that La Liga club Valencia would visit Portland on May 23, with a trip against the Houston Dynamo in their new venue set for a week later.

Today comes news that Tottenham Hotspur will make its way to Los Angeles and New York for matches against the Galaxy and Red Bulls respectively. Yeah, San Jose’s partner club isn’t going play them up in the Bay Area, at least they haven’t announced if they will or not.

Tottenham and Valencia are the first to make waves with tour dates. I believe there are others out there that have been rumored or discussed.

Obviously this is just the first of many clubs on their way to the States. I’m sure MLS, SUM and others will do another World Football Classic this summer with 10 or 12 clubs. Expect that in a city near you.