- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 15, 2015
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- 2015 MLS All-Star Game
MLS announced today that EPL side Tottenham Hotspur will face the MLS All-Stars in the 2015 ASG in Colorado.
For the twelfth time in the event’s 20-year history, an international club will take on the MLS All-Stars, who have a 7-3-1 record in the highly competitive and entertaining format. In addition to honoring the best players in MLS, the game has featured an array of world-famous clubs such as Manchester United (2010 & 2011), Everton FC (2009), Chelsea FC (2006 & 2012), AS Roma (2012) and, most recently, FC Bayern Munich (2014).
“The AT&T MLS All-Star Game continues to be one of the most entertaining and widely anticipated traditions for our League and for our sport in North America,” said MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott. “We are excited to welcome another world-class opponent in Tottenham and look forward to a competitive match and a tremendous week of events. We know that the Colorado Rapids, one of our inaugural clubs, will be great hosts and that Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will impress both the fans in the stadium and television viewers throughout the World.”
Just based on some tweets, it looks as though this deal happened either as a result of the Clint Dempsey transfer a couple years ago or as part of the DeAndre Yedlin deal last year. Either way, this wasn’t too much of a shocker in my book to see them as the ASG opponent.