The San Jose Earthquakes have announced that their club partner, Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, will hold an open training session on Thursday, July 15, at the Nutrilite Training Facility.
The Earthquakes will host the UEFA Champion’s League qualifiers on Saturday, July 17 at 1 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. The match will be televised live on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
The training session will be open both to media as well as the public and begins at 9 a.m. PT. Following training, there will be a question and answer session with the media with key Tottenham Hotspur coaches and players.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith and tackle Joe Staley will also be in attendance at the open practice. Staley and members of the soccer club are scheduled to speak with the media.
We're not too sure at what capacity both Smith and Staley's involvement is with the practice, but it is nice to see athletes from different sports getting involved with their community.
Here is a little more information on Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur, also known as Spurs, signed a club partnership agreement in 2008 with the objective of creating a long-term bond between the two clubs. The relationship focuses on both soccer and commercial development by exchanging and implementing the best practices from both organizations. The partnership to date has seen Earthquakes technical staff visiting Spurs Lodge on numerous occasions, with the team using the Tottenham Hotspur training facility as a base for this season’s pre-season preparations. The Quakes also played and won two closed-door matches with West Ham United and Spurs’ reserve sides.
The team placed in the top four of the English Premier League table this past season. Spurs players include English internationals Tom Huddlestone, David Bentley along with young Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko and Croatian international Luka Modric. For more information visit the Club's website www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
For more information, visit the Earthquakes' official site.