The match will take place at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Kickoff is scheduled for 16:00 EST and 21:00 BST (UK time).
Spurs are preparing for a landmark season in which they will be competing in the Champions League as well as the Premier League. Players who participated in the 2010 World Cup will not be available, but Harry will still have a strong side available against the Americans.
The Earthquakes are a mid table side in the Western Conference and are a side without any household named players. They are a well balanced outfit, but at the same time do not have any notable strengths.
With San Jose in mid-season, Spurs are likely to show a bit of ring rust in only their second pre-season match. Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane, Niko Kranjcar, and Roman Pavlyuchenko will be the main threas for the Earthquakes defense. San Jose are led by Chris Wondolowski with six goals in the MLS season followed by Arturo Alvarez with three and Ike Opara with three.
Spurs are clearly the classier side but there are factors that should make it a well contested, even match. The home field advantage should help San Jose along with the fact they are facing Tottenham in their pre-season and without a few of their regular starters.
It should be a match that is fairly open with plenty of chances but you’d expect Spurs to come away with a win . MLS sides have done well so far in friendlies this season against clubs from Europe & South America but you would expect Harry’s boys to prove too good on this occasion.
The game will be shown live on ESPN at 9.00pm UK time and can also be seen on the link below.
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