Tottenham players compete to throw first pitch at Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field

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Tottenham Hotspur, as part of their preparations for the upcoming English Premier League season, will head to the United States for a few weeks of warm weather training and pre-season friendlies. 

US preparation

As well as facing the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC, Spurs will be in Chicago to take on the Fire franchise. Their stay in the Windy City will include a visit to Wrigley Field to take in a Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball game.

And as is the tradition when big name stars turn up at MLB stadiums, one lucky Tottenham player will have the honor of throwing the first pitch in front of a packed crowd.

Not wishing to be underprepared for the occasion, the EPL team set about weeding out the weak links in their squad courtesy of a baseball pitching challenge captured by their official YouTube channel.

As you can see from the evidence above we don't think Clayton Kershaw has anything to worry about just yet as the likes of Michael Dawson, Lewis Holtby and Harry Kane failed to impress.

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Stick to using your feet

Charged with throwing a ball through three hoops strategically placed in a goal, seven players, including American-born veteran shot-stopper Brad Friedel, had a go at racking up a decent score.

England international Michael Dawson was first up and his unorthodox leg flick drew derision from his teammates. Gylfi Sigurdsson meanwhile revealed it would be "a dream come true" if he could land the honor of throwing the first pitch.

And his first attempt sailed straight through the centre hoop to put him top of the leader board with a miserly five points.

He was matched only by late arrival to the proceedings, young striker Harry Kane who nonchalantly unleashed a pitch, making a direct hit with the Cubs target. That means both Sigurdsson and Kane will battle once in America for the right to step up on the mound at Wrigley Field.

All in all though the skills on display only served to show that for Spurs players at least, they made the right choice opting to use their feet in their chosen profession.

Spurs situation

Tottenham will head to America under the guidance of new coach Mauricio Pochettino who, having arrived after an impressive spell in charge of Southampton, will be hoping to build on the White Hart Lane side's sixth place finish in the EPL last season.

With the club battling to keep hold of it's big name stars, as well as invest in new recruits it will certainly be a busy month before they kick off their 2014-15 campaign.

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