First XI: Top 11 stories from the Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur

LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano offers the top XI stories from Tuesday’s friendly with Tottenham

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CARSON, Calif. – The “First XI” stories following the LA Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

1. The Daily Breeze’s Phil Collin wrote this recap on the influence that LA’s reserves played in the draw.

2. Los Angeles Times reporter Andrew L. John with his recap centering around David Junior Lopes’ first goal in a Galaxy uniform.

3. ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Markazi provided this feature on the LA Galaxy’s growing global brand.

4. Goal.com reporter Zac Lee Rigg wrote this story on Tottenham’s 41-year-old American goalkeeper Brad Friedel taking his career “one day at a time.”

5. The Associated Press offered this recap centering on Robbie Keane’s reunion with his former Tottenham teammates on Tuesday.

6. Across the pond, The Guardian’s Tom Dart wrote this piece on the play of Gareth Bale and LA “checking” Spurs’ swagger.

7. British broadsheet The Telegraph offered this piece on Bale and his stellar performance despite being ruled out of Great Britain’s team for the London Olympics due to injury

8. Eurosport provided a recap centering on the injuries to Tottenham players Rafael Van der Vaart and Kyle Walker.

9. LAGalaxy.com caught up with center back Omar Gonzalez—who went 63 minutes in his longest playing stint to date – immediately after the draw.

10. While Gonzalez earned headlines, the night belonged to Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas whose play in the midfield during the first half earned him praise from Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas.

11. Finally, my “Three Points” to the 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Adam Serrano is the LA Galaxy Insider. Read his blog at LAGalaxy.com/insider