Tottenham Keeper Brad Friedel LOVED by Chicago friendly crowd


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Brad Friedel may have just played his last game on American soil. Tottenham Hotspur shut out the Chicago Fire Saturday evening 2-0 in an international friendly. Friedel, a native of Lakewood, Ohio (336 miles from Chicago) got an extremely warm reception as he stepped off the pitch for the evening. It was loud. The crowd of 17,156 (in a stadium that has a capacity of 30,000) loved the 43-year-old keeper.

Brad Friedel was magnificent tonight, having his best performance of the preseason tour thus far.

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AUDIO: Tottenham, Pochettino, Kane talk post Chicago game


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Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil defeat of the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. Kane scored the first goal assisted by Lewis Holtby. Aaron Lennon tallied the second with an assist from Roberto Soldado.

This completes the United States portion of Spurs tour. In addition to defeating Chicago 2-0, they beat Toronto FC 3-2 and drew 3-3 with the Seattle Sounders.

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VIDEOS, PHOTOS: Liverpool FC training in Chicago


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We know it’s summer, the regular season doesn’t kick off until August 17th for Liverpool FC. Luckily I have your Premier League fix right here. I took lots of footage of Liverpool training in Chicago today at Soldier Field. There were a few hundred supporters of The Reds watching and at certain moments, cheering wildly.

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AUDIO: Brendan Rodgers, Brad Jones LFC pre-match press conf


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Reds supporters,  we know it’s summer, and the regular season doesn’t start until August 17th. Luckily I have your Premier League fix. I took lots of footage of Liverpool training in Chicago today at Soldier Field (view it, watch it here). There were a few hundred supporters of The Reds watching and at certain moments, cheering wildly.

Tomorrow night Liverpool takes on Greek Champion Olympiacos in the International Champions Cup. Brendan Rodgers and Brad Jones met the media and discussed a whole lot of Liverpool FC related topics (have a listen after the jump)

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Usain Bolt reaffirms dream to play for Manchester United


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Usain Bolt is a huge Manchester United fan. Today, the fastest man alive reiterated his dream on one day playing for United.

‘Its a big dream. Believe in me,’ he says with a smile to BBC.

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Tottenham Hotspur coach, player praise Lakers G Steve Nash


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There are many famous Tottenham Hotspur fans, including Adele, Jude Law and this guy: two time NBA MVP (2005-06) and soon retiring superstar Steve Nash joined Tottenham Hotspur during their training in Toronto (here’s video). As he’s entering his final season with the L.A. Lakers, and in the league in general, he will soon have a more of a chance to go over to London and see his favorite team play in person at White Hart Lane.

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AUDIO: Tottenham Hotspur Team USA superfan Teddy Goalsevelt


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One member of the Chicago Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club is Mike D’Amico, recently shot to internet stardom as his character Teddy Goalsevelt. (modeled after the 26th President of these United States) He became an overnight sensation during the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup matches. Today he was with Spurs for their training in advance of their preseason friendly against the Chicago Fire. Here you can see him alongside Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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PHOTOS: Tottenham Hotspur spends night at the Chicago Cubs


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Tottenham Hotspur got to take in a game with the Chicago Cubs. They were guests of honor at Wrigley Field. Here is the photo collection.

Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur threw out a ceremonial first pitch the other night at Wrigley Field before the Cubs took on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park Saturday, July 26.

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Tottenham G Brad Friedel: “Premier League is a marketing monster”


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Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Brad Friedel is a great soundbite, and an even better conversationalist.

He’s done fantastic work as a part time broadcaster with BBC and FOX Sports, and it’s pretty clear that the 43 year old, the oldest player in Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur history (once he plays in a game this season he’ll become the oldest player in Premier League history) has a very bright future in broadcasting.

“The Premier League is a monster of a marketing vehicle. It’s the best in the world at that,” Friedel (an American, who’s from relatively nearby Lakewood, Ohio) told me today in Chicago, Illinois. USA.

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AUDIO: Mauricio Pochettino, Andros Townsend talk Tottenham vs Fire


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Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop and Fire Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz were joined by Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs Winger Andros Townsend for a joint press conference in the Second Star Club at Toyota Park in advance of the their international friendly tomorrow night in Bridgeview, IL.

Tottenham Hotspur then held an open training session on the pitch where they’ll play tomorrow night.

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VIDEO, PHOTOS: Tottenham Hotspur training in Chicago


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Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop and Fire Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz were joined by Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs Winger Andros Townsend for a joint press conference in the Second Star Club at Toyota Park in advance of the their international friendly tomorrow night in Bridgeview, IL.

Tottenham Hotspur then held an open training session on the pitch where they’ll play tomorrow night.

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VIDEO: Tottenham Hotspur training with Lakers PG Steve Nash


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Former NBA MVP and soon to be retiring superstar Steve Nash joined Tottenham Hotspur during their training in Toronto. It was the day before Spurs defeated Toronto FC 3-2 in an international friendly.  Nash grew up in the west coast of Canada wanting to play professional soccer as a child. That sport, not basketball, was actually the first love of the current Los Angeles Lakers point guard.

His father and grandfather were both from Tottenham, so being a true Spurs supporter runs deep in his bloodlines.

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