After waiting up to watch the game until 3:30 AM and not getting to sleep till around about 6ish the game proved to be once which was a disappointment highlighted by the fact that two of our key players, Rafael Van Der Vaart and Kyle Walker were forced to withdraw from the game through injuries and our poor defensive performance which looked shaky at best allowing former spurs player Robbie Keane through on goal numerous times.
We went into the game with what has to be said a weakened team with the likes of Brad Friedel, Benny, Parker, Sandro and of course modric missing from the starting 11 after Modric in fact failed to join up with the squad on our U.S tour as his continuing transfer saga goes on.
However there were some posivitives for us ‘Yids’ to take from the game bearing in mind it was a pre- season game played under extremely hot temperatures.
Gareth Bale opened the scoring for us in the 17th minute as he met the cross of new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson before heading the ball over the helpless keeper. Recently Bale has pledged his loyalty to us by signing a new long term contract which will keep him at the mighty Spurs until 2016 and this goal once again showed us that ‘he was born to play for Spurs’ after he carried out his trademark ‘love-heart’ celebration following his goal. Whilst Galaxy did level 12 minutes later with a goal from David ‘Junior’ Lopes we were unlucky not to have been awarded two clear cut penalties one from a trip on bale and one on our substitute Harry Kane and in my opinion we improved dramatically in the second half remaining solid.
Therefore in spite of all this it has to be remembered that we had a weakened side out with low fitness levels and I’m sure that as our tour in the U.S goes on we will be able to develop under AVB’s style and improve our match fitness. Next up for us is Liverpool in Baltimore which we will dominate like we did against them at home last season beating them 4-0, COYS!
By Jordan Drinkwater- twitter @JDrinkwater7
Have something to tell us about this article?