It's out! Today, soon after touching down in Denver, Tottenham Hotspur released its official squad that will be at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for Wednesday night's MLS All-Star Match.
#MLSAllStar game squad: Lloris, Vorm, McGee, Glover; Walker, Trippier, Yedlin, Davies, Rose, Alderweireld, Dier, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Fazio— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 27, 2015
It's not that far off from what we predicted a few days ago (yay us!), with a couple of additions. Both Hugo Lloris and young Australian goalkeeper Tom Glover made the flight. With Hugo still nursing a broken wrist it's not clear if he'll actually play, but he's obviously healthy enough to travel, and as one of the biggest stars on the club it makes sense to have him come along.
As expected, DeAndre Yedlin will join up with his Spurs teammates for the match despite not yet training with the squad. He's the American face of the club, so it wouldn't surprise me if he not only plays, but starts for Spurs on Wednesday. In a minor surprise, Erik Lamela will also be in Denver, joining the team after his participation in the Copa America with Argentina.
Notable omissions, as mentioned before, are Roberto Soldado, Emmanuel Adebayor, Vlad Chiriches, and Aaron Lennon, all of whom are linked away from the club. Ryan Mason misses out due to injury, and Andros Townsend also doesn't make the trip (hmmmmm...). With Harry Kane and Shaquile Coulthirst the only strikers on the roster, it's possible we'll not only see Shaq in action, but also maybe Nacer Chadli playing up top.
Finally, there was scuttlebutt on the Internet earlier about Danny Rose not appearing in any of Spurs' photos on the airplane. Rumors circulated that he was dropped from the squad either due to injury or because he "lost his passport." Looks like Rose did in fact make the trip, which is great news and means there's zero chance we'll see Nabil Bentaleb at left back.
Kickoff is at 7:15 pm in Denver, 9:15 p.m. ET, 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the UK.