New York Red Bulls vs Tottenham Hotspur, Friendly: Open Thread

Tottenham plays their final match of their US summer tour tonight when they kick off against New York Red Bulls at 7pm ET in New Jersey.

The match, will be televised live on ESPN2/ for viewers in the United States.

Tottenham’s starting line-up for tonight’s match is: Gomes; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Huddlestone, Livermore; Bentley, Sigurdsson, Lennon; Bale.

Gareth Bale has recovered from the tough tackle he received from Charlie Adam during last weekend’s friendly against Liverpool. Heurelho Gomes makes a rare start in goal for Tottenham. Overall, Tottenham has named a strong starting eleven against a MLS team that it hopes to beat to win the Barclays New York Cup.

Before, during and after today’s match, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.

37 thoughts on “New York Red Bulls vs Tottenham Hotspur, Friendly: Open Thread”

  1. Gomes who :-) When was the last time he played for Spurs? Will be nice to see how well he does and if he will fit into AVB’s plans.

    1. Not sure what Sky Sports Score Centre is smoking tonight. The game is getting ready to kick off.

      The Gaffer

    1. it does look bad, but not as bad as Jan getting suckered into make that challenge. Premier league vet against a newbie..jan will learn.

  2. It’s early days in this game, but I’ll be interested to read what everyone thinks about Gareth Bale playing as centre forward for Spurs.

    The Gaffer

    1. I enjoyed seeing Gareth Bale in that position, but as others said, he was drifting a lot. His conditioning seemed to be able to handle it, but I’d be worried that doing that over time would hurt performance in future games. I’d like to see a few more games before I get my final opinion though.

    2. I only watched the last 20 minutes of the first half and he was constantly playing on the line waiting for someone to give him that killer pass, but it never came. I think he has so much potential as a striker.

  3. I would like to see Wondolowski get a move to spurs after the MLS season ends like Donovan did for Everton. Wondo is a natural goalscorer, he could be the next US export to the EPL.

  4. Brilliant goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson!

    And there goes Taylor Twellman with my pet peeve again, him talking about a footballer getting the ball “on frame.”

    The Gaffer

  5. I’m glad to see Cahill do well to get himself in important positions to score or set up goals for others. I think he’ll be a fantastic signing though I wish he could play defense too haha. Red Bulls seriously need to get back Barklage because Solli has struggled mightily since coming back. I still really wonder why Bale isn’t playing for team GB.

  6. i think if they sell Luka it might be a short time loss but a longtime gain if they spend wisely. I think his form has slipped and it might be because he did not get the transfer last year.

  7. Bale at center forward does it negate his greatest asset-speed a little? I’d like to see them play with this formation vs certain teams but still also use Bale wide. I liked what I saw and need to see how it positively or negatively impacts others on midfield vs better competition.

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