SAN DIEGO – With all of the stars currently playing in the Major Soccer League, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that the MLS All-Star Team actually beat Tottenham. Players like the Brazilian star Kaka, the Spaniard David Villa, and the American Clint Dempsey do make a difference in a squad.
Big name players like Michael Bradley, Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Frank Lampard however did not make an appearance in the game due to injuries.
Kaka, the captain of the MLS team scored the first goal with 20 minutes through a penalty kick, after a hand ball inside the box. Three minutes later he assisted a goal from David Villa who just tapped in with his left foot.
With this victory, MLS improved its record to 9-3-1 in the All-Star Game.
Both Kaka and David Villa are relatively new to the MLS. The Brazilian midfielder plays for Orlando City and the Spaniard plays for New York City FC. Both players started the game and proved that they can still compete at a high level, making an impact in the game before seating in for the second half.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane was the one who scored the only goal for the English club that after multiple attempts blocked by California native goalkeeper Nick Rimando. Nick had an incredible performance in that game, despite having some issues with his knee that was recently operated on.
Even though this was a friendly match, the Spurs couldn’t really treat it like that as they are getting ready to face Manchester United on August 8th for the opening match of the English Premier League.
U.S. National Team defender DeAndre Yedlin actually played for Tottenham after being recently acquired by the English team. The 22 year old had a great chance at goal in the 83rd minute of the match that went just a little over the crossbar. It is still unclear whether he is going to go on a loan or stay at Spurs, but if he has good showings in the next couple of games, he might secure his spot on the team.