French national and former English Premier League star Thierry Henry scored a goal in his American football debut but it wasn't enough to get his New York Red Bulls past Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.
Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale scored as Hotspur rallied with two second half goals to beat the Red Bulls 2-1 in an international friendly between Henry's Major League Soccer side and the English Premier League club at the Red Bull Arena.
"I would say that the reception was tremendous every time I touched the ball," Henry said. Henry scored in the 24th minute of the first half for the Red Bulls. He made a near-post run past Verdan Corluka and then dove feet first in the box to deflect a cross from Estonian national team player Joel Lindpere past goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.
Keane equalled in the 62nd minute, tapping the ball into an open net after Andros Townsend's corner kick was misjudged by 'keeper Greg Sutton. Bale scored 10 minutes later.
Totti in hot water over ref comments
Berlin: AS Roma's veteran captain Francesco Totti has been called before the Italian Football Federation's (Figc) disciplinary authorities over comments he made about referees earlier this week. Speaking to the press on Tuesday Totti said Roma had been robbed of two Serie A titles.
Villa recounts his WC horror
Madrid: David Villa has called the buildup to Spain's must-win World Cup group match against Chile the worst time of his playing career. Spain recovered from a shock opening defeat to Switzerland to beat Chile 2-1 on its way to its first World Cup triumph. Villa says nerves were apparent within the locker room since "we knew that if we didn't get out of the group phase it would be considered a major disaster." Spain went on to record 1-0 victories over Portugal, Paraguay and Germany and the Netherlands. Villa says Spain’s collective spirit was key as the team "never got down on itself and knew how to play its best.”