The New York Red Bulls fell to the Tottenham Hotspur Tuesday night in the Barclays New York Cup Powered by Under Armour by the final of 2-1.
The Red Bulls opened up the scoring early in the eighth minute courtesy of a Kenny Cooper penalty kick. The opportunity presented itself courtesy of newcomer Tim Cahill, who in his debut drew the foul following a strong drive into the box in what was his first run on goal in a Red Bulls jersey. Cahill remained a constant buzz in the offensive zone throughout the first 45 minutes leading up to his halftime substitution.
New York entered the half holding onto a 1-0 lead, but Tottenham turned things around in the final 45 on goals from Gareth Bale (59') and Gylfi Sigurdsson (64').
Goalkeeper Bill Gaudette registered a number of impressive saves throughout the match to keep New York in the race for a win, including a 12th minute save off Bale's free kick, a stellar save off a Tom Huddleston rocket in the 16th minute and a point blank stop of an Aaron Lennon shot in the 54th minute.
New York's next match is this Friday evening, as the Red Bulls head to Houston for an 8 PM kickoff against the Dynamo. Watch all the action live on NBC Sports.
The Red Bulls return home Aug. 10 for the second half of a home-and-home series against the Dynamo. Get your tickets now at Red Bulls Ticket Central or by calling 877.RB.SOCCER.
Tottenham has announced its travel roster ahead of The Barclays New York Cup Powered by Under Armour, set to kick off from Red Bull Arena this upcoming Tuesday.
The roster is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer, Carlo Cudicini, Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes
Defenders: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastien Bassong, Michael Dawson, William Gallas, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Naughton, Adam Smith, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Gareth Bale, David Bentley, Tom Carroll, Tom Huddlestone, Jermaine Jenas, Aaron Lennon, Jake Livermore, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend, Rafael van der Vaart
Forward: Harry Kane