Gareth Bale scored last night as Tottenham drew with LA Galaxy as they continue their US tour.
Spurs played in a 4-2-3-1 formation with new signing Sigurðsson and Vertonghen starting. Sigurðsson played in Modric’s position but was subbed for Spurs youth product Tom Carroll, while Vertonghen played the whole match.
LA Galaxy 1 Tottenham 1
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Perk (Rowe, 46); De La Garza (Meyer, 46), Gonzalez (Boyens, 64), Junior Lopes (Jordan, 46), Gaul (Noonan, 21); Franklin (Garcia, 46), Sarvas (Walker, 46), Stephens, Jiminez (Magee, 46); Keane (McBean, 46), Villareal (Barrett, 69).
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Cudicini; Walker (Naughton, 65), Kaboul (Dawson, 65), Vertonghen, Bassong (Assou-Ekotto, 46); Livermore (Huddlestone, 74), Sigurdsson (Carroll, 76); Townsend (Lennon, 46), van der Vaart (Jenas, 36), Bale (Bentley, 74); Defoe (Kane, 65).
Bale opened the scoring for Tottenham on the 17th minute, but LA Galaxy soon replied when Lopes scored on the 29th minute. La Galaxy had Robbie Keane in the side but no David Beckham, who you may have heard was surprising shoppers at Stratford’s Westfield Shopping Centre.
It does seem rather strange though that Bale is able to play and score for Tottenham in America, but is not fir for Team GB and the Olympics. If it were me I know I would want to be involved in the Olympics. I guess his injuries heeled a lot quicker than expected!
I am glad to see I am not the only one to think the sameGary Lineker @GaryLineker Gareth Bale who pulled out of the Olympics through injury played for Spurs last night. Once in a lifetime opportunity thrown away #baffled