Tottenham Hotspur kicks off its preseason tour of the United States this afternoon with a friendly against Seattle Sounders in front of what is expected to be a huge crowd.
On Monday, the Sounders announced that they had sold over 52,000 tickets for the game. And it’s possible that it may end up being a 64,000 sell-out.
For Tottenham, this will be a good test to see how Mauricio Pochettino’s players adapt to his new system of play.
For viewers in the United States, the match will be on:
Seattle Sounders vs Tottenham, 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.com
Commentators: Jon Champion and Kasey Keller
Sideline reporter: Monica Gonzalez
Seattle: Frei, Yedlin, Marshall, Scott, Anibaba, Neagle, Alonso, Pineda, Pappa, Martins, Dempsey.
Subs: Ford, Bowen, Kovar, Okoli, Remick, Estrada, Traore, Barrett, Pereira, Weaver, Long, Cooper, Azira.
Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Dawson, Fryers, Rose, Holtby, Capoue, Carroll, Townsend, Kane, Lennon
Subs: McGee, Fredericks, Kaboul, Veljkovic, Walker, Carroll, Ceballos, Eriksen, Falque, Lamela, Mason, Soldado.
In team news, Tottenham made a late change removing Gylfi Sigurdsson from the line-up and replacing him with Tom Carroll. Within the last few minutes, The Daily Mail newspaper in England is reporting that a deal has been reached to send Sigurdsson to Swansea, with the Swans getting the Icelandic attacking midfielder plus cash in exchange for Ben Davies and Michel Vorm heading to White Hart Lane.
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