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UPDATED: Tottenham Hotspur Planning 2012 U.S. Summer Tour, Says Report

tottenham hotspur1 UPDATED: Tottenham Hotspur Planning 2012 U.S. Summer Tour, Says Report

Tottenham Hotspur is planning a three-city US tour this summer, says a report in Sports Business Journal.

UPDATE: Tottenham is scheduled to play New York Red Bulls on July 31 or August 1, 2012 at Red Bull Arena, according to the New York Post.

Baltimore and Los Angeles are two of the cities poised to host the games, while the third city has not yet been determined.

Ravens President Dick Cass has said the team wants to bring international soccer back to the stadium in 2012 after not hosting a game in 2011. International soccer exhibitions were played at the 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium in 2009 and 2010.

It definitely helps US soccer fans that Under Armour, the Baltimore-based sportswear manufacturer, has inked a deal with Tottenham Hotspur to provide its kit/uniform for the next five years beginning with the 2012-13 season.

If Los Angeles and Baltimore will be two of the cities where Tottenham plays, which US city should be the third one? Add your vote in the comments section below.

In addition to the expected visit of Tottenham Hotspur to the United States this summer, Liverpool and Chelsea (two teams with US connections) will be playing friendlies on these shores in July.

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53 Responses to UPDATED: Tottenham Hotspur Planning 2012 U.S. Summer Tour, Says Report

  1. Nina says:

    FLORIDA
    FLORIDA
    FLORIDA
    FLORIDA
    FLORIDA
    FLORIDA

  2. It might be Orlando as owner of OCSC said they were in talks with 6 European clubs for friendlies this summer.

  3. Mark says:

    Michigan!!!!!!

  4. barrydancer says:

    Please be New York or Boston!

  5. Mahlon Christensen says:

    SF or San Jose, I think they were in 09 or 10

    –Mahlon–

  6. spectramax says:

    liverpool v spurs in fenway would be terrific!

    • FCAsheville says:

      No chance…almost certainly a team from another demographic will play LFC. LOTS of Portugese and Brazillians to sell tickets to. With that said LFC could play a local high school team and sell out Fenway easily.

  7. 20 lb python says:

    Come to the Kansas city area please !!!!

  8. careful1 says:

    San Jose!!! please please please please

  9. jdoe says:

    When is Arsenal coming? slackers!

  10. Steve says:

    Don’t care where as long as it’s Midwest. I’ll travel!

  11. CTBlues says:

    Game at the Rent in Hartford would be cool and they would get to play on a real grass field unlike 90% of the football stadiums games will be played at which will be artificial turf with sod rolled over it. I saw team USA play the Czech Republic in a WC warm up in 2010 and Liverpool has played Celtic there as well.

  12. Gareth says:

    Kansas City — brand-new stadium, best in the country.

  13. brian says:

    Ill go anywhere to see my spurs live!!!

  14. Marissa says:

    They need to come to Ohio. Big bad Brad Friedel is a Columbus Crew veteran, after all…

  15. gbewing says:

    Kansas City of course- previous EPL team (Man U and NC) raved about the experience Cmon You Spurs!

  16. Dusty says:

    Kansas City!!!!! Best stadium. Would be a party!

  17. Chris says:

    I agree with Columbus, Ohio being a great destination. I will definitely be going to see them in Baltimore, and I would drive out for Columbus as well.

  18. Jonathan Berube says:

    Portland or Seattle please!!

  19. Dc says:

    Please let it be in the District of Columbia!!!!!!! Need to see my Spurs live soon….COYS

  20. Patrick Starr says:

    i want to see arsenal vs tottenham in LA.

  21. Drawmark says:

    Seattle
    Vancouver
    Portland

  22. lieutenant says:

    try “youtube yid army” see fans from all over the world 3 million in british isles 179 million worldwide…I enjoy american history love to visit boston, new york…ic-casuals dudes posse outlaws london spooks!

  23. Michael says:

    Atlanta!

  24. phil e delphia says:

    Philly, although im trying not to be greedy since Baltimore is well within range. But hey, I’ll see them twice if I have to

  25. Paul says:

    Atlanta Georgia. It a wonderful and full of tottenham fans. I can guarantee we will fill the Georgia dome for the spurs.

  26. Michal says:

    Harrison, NJ: Red Bulls Arena.

  27. WilsonJet says:

    Tampa Bay, Orlando, Miami, or ATLANTA please!

  28. Wes says:

    Anywhere in the Midwest!

  29. Daniel says:

    Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver (in that order)!

    What’s with people asking for San Jose — you can’t drive a couple hours south?

  30. Fernando says:

    Miami!

  31. Ed says:

    Come to Chicago – Many of us would enjoy seeing the spurs locally

  32. Don M. says:

    How about Toronto Canada, but anywhere central or eastern US is good with me……COYS………3rd Place EPL is great, but let’s push on higher & place extra presure on the Manchester Teams!!!!

  33. Matthew says:

    Seattle would be great but don’t mind traveling to LA.

  34. JimmyJ says:

    Orlando! Tavistock has their HQ there.

  35. John says:

    The current MN Vikings ownership is trying to get a new stadium built and have said they would also be interested in bringing a MLS team to Minnesota also. I think bringing the Spurs here would be a great way to build excitement for soccer in Minnesota and could help with the Vikings quest for a new stadium.

    Bring them to the Twin Cities!!!

  36. harry cee says:

    if it’s in Baltimore, I am THERE

  37. Cody says:

    Columbus or ATL.
    Also, I hope they bring their stars….don’t wanna drive 4 hours and pay $100 to see the reserves.

    • EveryRealFootballFan says:

      Like who> Kyle Walker and Vedran Corluka? That is all they will have left after ‘Arry leaves by the end of the week to manage the Three Lions, Bale, Modric and Van der Vaart jump the sinking ship and NO ONE except for Luis SAHA signs in the summer. Oh, and Ade will go back to City. Don’t waste your gas OR your money. sp*ds wont even be able to play The Crew’s stars!

  38. Palm Beach SPURS says:

    Miami,Orlando or Tampa Florida.

    CONE ON YOU SPUR !!!!!

  39. mary says:

    IN The southeastern United States there are more soccer clubs and fans than anywhere else in the US. Atlanta, GA is the “soul” of the south and the Totenham Spurs would be given a huge welcome. Ask anybody that has been here and they will tell you that the people are friendly and love to share whatever they have. Ya’ll just bring them Hotspurs here and see for yourself.

    • EveryRealFootballFan says:

      They would fit right in with the Hawks, a team that once in a blue moon in relevant and ALMOST makes it past the second round of the playoffs, then goes back to being awful. YOU DO NOT WANT SP*DS ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR CITY, REGION, STATE, COUNTRY, HELL I DON’T EVEN WANT THEM THIS SIDE OF THE POND!!!

  40. James says:

    Doesn’t matter where in America they play. I’m going. COYS

  41. EveryRealFootballFan says:

    Is there any way of predicting where the next major natural disaster will be? We should send them there! Baring that maybe some tiny out of the way place like Truth or Consequences New Mexico. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT send that sh*t club anywhere near my beloved home cities of Cleveland or Los Angeles!

    • Kevin says:

      You must be an Arsenal fan to be acting like a douche bag. And why in the hell would anyone want to go, much less a top club want to play in Cleveland? Shut your mouth and keep crying. Arsenal will be better in 10-15 years.

  42. Andres Airneev says:

    Minneapolis or Chicago or Milwaukee!
    MIDWEST!

  43. Pete says:

    As a Spurs fan in Baltimore, this would make my year! As for the other city, how about KC? Nice stadium. Middle of the country.

  44. JamesTHFC says:

    I’d love to see the Spurs in Atlanta!

  45. Chris Harman says:

    FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anywhere would work but Tampa would be best.

  46. Nathan says:

    CHICAGO!!!

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