CONFIRMED: Spurs line-up against Seattle Sounders - Pochettino picks strong team in first ever game

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Here's how Tottenham line up for their friendly against Seattle Sounders this evening, kick-off at 21:00 GMT.

Tottenham starting XI: Friedel; Naughton, Dawson, Fryers, Rose; Holtby, Capoue, Carroll, Townsend, Lennon; Kane

Subs: McGee, Fredericks, Kaboul, Veljkovic, Walker, Sigurdsson, Ceballos, Eriksen, Falque, Lamela, Mason, Soldado.

Tottenham's 2014-15 fixtures kick off today at CenturyLink Field, with their first pre-season game against Seattle Sounders in the USA signalling both the start of the club's tour of North America, and the beginning of Mauricio Pochettino's reign as Spurs boss.

With the club's World Cup players still yet to link up with the new manager, the side has a distinctly homegrown flavour, with seven players featuring from England.

Andros Townsend returns from the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, alongside Harry Kane in a lone role up front, who impressed in the later stages of last season.

Lewis Holtby comes into the side after his loan spell at Fulham, while Etienne Capoue is the only one of last summer's signings to get a game.

Both Michael Dawson and Gylfi Sigurdsson, linked with moves to Hull City and Crystal Palace respectively do start, while in goal, US veteran Brad Friedel is given the nod, at the tender age of 43.

Record signings Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela start on the bench against Sounders, who top the Western Conference led by former Spurs and World Cup star Clint Dempsey.

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