MLS All-Stars game announced as Spurs travel to Colorado in July

The 20th annual MLS All-Stars game will see the best in Major League Soccer play against English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on July 29th.

This very special fixture will be played in Denver as the Colorado Rapids host this year’s AT&T All-Star game at the midpoint of the MLS season in July. The match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the home of the Rapids.

Previous All-Star matches have seen the best in MLS take on the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, AS Roma and last year’s opponents Bayern Munich, whom the All-Stars defeated 2-1 at Providence Park.

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Munich took an early lead through Robert Lewandowski but Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan fought back with goals for the MLS All-Stars, who were coached by Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter. 

Tottenham Hotspur will be the 10th international team to take part in this fixture and return to the United States again, after last season saw them tour the USA as part of their pre-season preparations, and Mauricio Pochettino has said that the fixture will benefit his team.

“We’d like to thank Major League Soccer for the invitation to take part in the 2015 All-Star Game,” Pochettino said in a club statement.

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“The fact that this will be our only fixture outside of Europe during preseason says a lot about how we view this game. We enjoyed three tough matches last summer in North America and the quality of football in MLS continues to grow every year.

“We know this quality of the facilities will be top class and we see this fixture against the best players from MLS as good preparations.”

Denver becomes the fourth city to host the All-Star Game for a second time, along with the now-defunct Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C and the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The fixture could see former Tottenham players Robbie Keane, now of LA Galaxy, and Clint Dempsey of the Seattle Sounders play against their former employers. While now-Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin could feature against some of his U.S. National teammates as well as former Sounders players.

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MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott is excited to see Spurs take part in the fixture.

“We are excited to welcome another world class opponent in Tottenham and look forward to a competitive match and a tremendous week of events,” he said.

“The AT&T MLS All Star Game continues to be one of the most entertaining and widely anticipating traditions for our league and our sport in North America” he added.

This is sure to be a terrific occasion for all those involved and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 23rd at noon ET. Plus an exclusive presale window for Colorado Rapids full season ticket members and additional partners will take place from April 16th-23rd 2015.

The game will be broadcast live in over 100 countries and UK supporters will be able to watch the game on Sky Sports as part of this season’s TV deal.

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