July 31, 2012
TEAMS ON TOUR
Quakes tie Swansea, Red Bulls fall to Spurs
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2, NEW YORK RED BULLS 1
HARRISON, NJ---Second-half goals from Gareth Bale and Gylfi Sigurdsson overcame an early Kenny Cooper penalty kick as Tottenham Hotspur concluded its three-stop US tour with a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls to claim the 2012 Barclay’s New York Cup before a spirited crowd of 21,701 at Red Bull Arena.
The difference would have been greater had it not been for three top-shelf saves by Red Bull goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, while New York only managed only one shot the entire evening.
New York took the lead when recently acquired Tim Cahill was taken down in the box and Cooper scored on the penalty kick.
Bale found the equalizer for Tottenham five minutes later, easily out-leaping Dax McCarty to head a Sigurdsson corner kick into the upper register.
It took Tottenham only five more minutes to take the lead, their second goal a product of individual brilliance from Sigurdsson.
The Icelandic international, signed in early July from Hoffenheim after a successful loan spell with Swansea, traveled left from the top of the box, then cut inside a badly deceived Markus Holgersson before delivering a carefully directed right-footed curler inside the far post.
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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 2, SWANSEA CITY 2
SANTA CLARA, Calif.----Steven Lenhart scored two late goals to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 tie with Swansea City at Buck Shaw Stadium Tuesday night.
Swansea took the lead in the 41st minute when Danny Graham intercepted a long back pass from the Quakers Ramiro Corales, and went around goalkeeper David Bingham to score.
The Swans went up 2-0 in the 60th minute when Chico headed in a cross from Ashley Williams.
Lenhart pulled one back in the 79th minute, connecting on a Shea Salinas pass. He got the equalizer six minutes later, heading in a cross from Rafael Baca.