Spurs could meet former stars Keane & Dempsey in MLS All-Stars match

Robbie Keane

Tottenham are a team with extensive connections to the US national side, who are coached by Spurs legend Jurgen Klinsmann.

Tottenham's recently announced summer exhibition match with the MLS All-Stars could see a number of familiar faces coming up against each other.

Two former Spurs men are starring in the MLS, while the Londoners have two US players at opposing ends of their career at White Hart Lane. Below we list those that might be particularly looking forward to the match in Colorado on July 29.

Robbie Keane - Arguably the most established big-name in the MLS right now, the striker is the current holder of the MVP trophy. Keane is now in his fourth season in the US, and he has netted a superb 70 goals since arriving from Tottenham in 2011. He has made the All-Star team for three successive years, and you wouldn't bet against the Irishman being involved again as the division's best take on his old club, where he spent eight years, many of which as captain.

Clint Dempsey - Dempsey's stay at White Hart Lane was much shorter than LA Galaxy star Keane, but the US international's return to North American in 2013, when he was still in his prime, heralded another step in the right direction for football in that part of the world. The forward scored 12 goals in 43 games for Tottenham before leaving for Seattle, and he should be in or around the All-Star side.

DeAndre Yedlin - The young fullback is one of the most promising players in the US national team, and after joining Spurs in January, has had to wait four months before he could make his debut against Aston Villa last weekend. May see a little more playing time between now and the end of the season, but Yedlin will surely be involved for the Lilywhites after making the All-Star side in both his opening seasons as a professional at hometown club Seattle Sounders.

Brad Friedel - And one final surprise may that Tottenham allow former US goalkeeper Friedel to play his goodbye match against the All-Stars. The veteran, now 43, is Spurs' oldest ever player, but has been back up goalkeeper for the last few seasons in North London. He is set to retire and move into commentating back in the US in the summer, and Mauricio Pochettino may give the former Blackburn and Liverpool man a chance to be recognised by both his Spurs and national fans, nearly 20 years after he left Columbus Crew for Liverpool.

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