LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur is mobbed by team mates after scoring his penalty during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
The LA Galaxy will host an EPL opponent this summer for the second straight year and for the fourth time in their history, when Tottenham Hotspur come into town for an international friendly July 24th at the Home Depot Center. This Tuesday match will kick off at 7:30, and is the second bonus game for season ticket holders (the CCL match against Toronto was the first).
It's the second straight year the Galaxy will take on an EPL opponent at the Home Depot Center, and the fourth straight with the Galaxy playing a top level international friendly at the HDC. In consecutive years, the Galaxy have hosted Boca Juniors, AC Milan, Manchester City and now Tottenham.
"We are delighted to be able to bring another top quality international friendly for our loyal and passionate fans here at The Home Depot Center," Galaxy Chief Operating Officer Chris McGowan said. "Tottenham Hotspur are one of the top clubs in the world and are enjoying a fantastic season in the Premier League. This is sure to be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer here in Southern California and we are excited to be able to share this with Pechanga as our presenting sponsor and soccer fans everywhere."
Spurs are currently in fourth place in the EPL with a 16-7-6 record and 54 points. Their resent run of play has left something to be desired however, they all but had third place locked up but let Arsenal pass them as Spurs have failed to secure a victory in their last four matches and Arsenal claiming six straight victories. Still, Spurs are in position to lock up a Champions League spot, and have a +18 goal differential (4th best in EPL).
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to open our U.S. tour against the current MLS Cup Champions, LA Galaxy," said Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy. "With one of our former strikers Robbie Keane and David Beckham, who spent time training with us at Tottenham Hotspur, lining up for the Galaxy, there is a strong relationship between the two Clubs and we are looking forward to the chance to renew old friendships. As a Club we are proud of our reputation for playing entertaining soccer and believe this attacking style will appeal to fans living in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world."