Match Photos: New York vs. Tottenham (7-31-12)

31 July 9:03 pm

Match Photos: New York vs. Tottenham (7-31-12)

By Frank Della Femina

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.