Galaxy earn draw with Tottenham
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Gareth Bale and David Junior Lopes scored first-half goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy and England's Tottenham Hotspur played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly on Tuesday night.
Bale scored on a brilliant 17th-minute header to give Spurs the advantage, and Brazilian defender Lopes sent home a feed from Hector Jimenez 11 minutes later to pull L.A. even.
The Galaxy were without stars David Beckham and Landon Donovan, in Chester, Pa., for Wednesday night's MLS All-Star game against Chelsea.
Former Tottenham star Robbie Keane paced L.A.'s first-half attack.
Tottenham, playing its first match of a three-game U.S. tour, lost midfielder Rafael van der Vaart and defender Kyle Walker to injury. Van der Vaart, a Dutch star, walked off in the 35th minute with an apparent groin injury, and Walker was hurt midway through the second half, tumbling into the advertising board behind the Spurs' goal.