July 27, 2012

Tottenham Hotspur Trains at Retriever Soccer Park in Preparation for July 28 Contest vs. Liverpool FC

For the second time in four years, UMBC's Retriever Soccer Park became a training ground for one of the world's top professional soccer teams. Tottenham Hotspur, which competes in the English Premier League, trained and participated in a youth clinic on the UMBC campus on Thursday, July 26. The Spurs are in Baltimore to compete vs. league rival Liverpool FC in a friendly match at M&T Bank Stadium on Sat., July 28.  

In July of 2009, both AC Milan and Chelsea FC trained on campus in preparation for a match in the World Football Challenge, which was also played at M&T Bank Stadium.

Spurs had a morning and afternoon practice in the sweltering heat on Thursday and dined at UMBC's on-campus dining facility, True Grits, in between sessions. Following the afternoon practice, team representatives put on a free clinic for members of the Soccer Association of Columbia.

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