West Ham boss Alan Curbishley hopes their involvement in the MLS Allstars game will help lift the club's profile in the USA.

Curbishley said after the 3-2 defeat to David Beckham's Allstars: "We knew our profile in America and Canada was high and hopefully it has got a bit bigger. We have enjoyed our week here. We have been well looked after and everybody has been fantastic to us. Anyone who has come to the game will have enjoyed it ... The goals that the MLS scored were terrific.

"They showed that they can compete. That was the big thing. The reason for the game is for the MLS to show off their riches and their talent, they have done that. We are really pleased that we have been invited and it will be a big memory for everybody at West Ham."