2010 Barclays New York Challenge

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2010 Barclays New York Challenge
Barclays New York Challenge
2010 Barclays New York Challenge official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 22 – July 25
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsPortugal Sporting CP (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Tottenham Hotspur
Third placeUnited States New York Red Bulls
Fourth placeEngland Manchester City
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored12 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Yannick Djaló
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
(2 goals)

The 2010 Barclays New York Challenge was an exhibition international club football (soccer) competition which featured football club teams from Europe and North America, and was held in July 2010. All matches were played in Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey in the United States. The tournament is part of the World Series of Soccer. Sporting CP emerged as the 2010 Barclays New York Challenge winners. Robbie Keane was named the Barclays Player of the Tournament with two goals and one assist.

Teams[edit]

The following four clubs participated in the 2010 tournament:

Sponsors[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The newly built Red Bull Arena hosted all four games. Owned by Red Bull GmbH, the stadium has 25,189 seats. The record attendance was during a match between the Red Bulls and Brazilian club Santos FC in March 2010 with 25,000.

Red Bull Arena internal view

Players[edit]

Manchester City's newest signing Yaya Touré made his club debut against Sporting while Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls also made his club debut against Tottenham Hotspur. Henry scored his first ever goal for New York from a cross by Joel Lindpere.[4]

Other notable players in the tournament included Roman Pavlyuchenko, Robbie Keane, Maniche, Patrick Vieira and Matías Fernández.

Rules[edit]

Clubs received one point for each goal scored in regulation. Clubs earned three points for a win. Total goals scored was the first tiebreaker, than fewest goals conceded, then fastest goal scored. The team with the highest overall number of points determined the 2010 Barclays New York Challenge winner.

Matches[edit]

The schedule for the tournament.[5]

Day 1[edit]

New York Red Bulls United States1 – 2England Tottenham Hotspur
Ream Yellow card 16'
Henry 25'
(Report) 61' Keane
71' Bale

Day 2[edit]


Day 3[edit]


Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Sporting CP (C) 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 8
England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 8
United States New York Red Bulls 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 6
England Manchester City 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champions

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Portugal Yannick Djaló Sporting CP 2
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Tottenham Hotspur 2
2 Brazil Manchester City 1
France Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls 1
Senegal Macoumba Kandji New York Red Bulls 1
Jamaica Dane Richards New York Red Bulls 1
Chile Matías Fernández Sporting CP 1
Chile Jaime Valdés Sporting CP 1
Wales Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 1
England Jonathan Obika Tottenham Hotspur 1

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham Manchester City 1
Estonia Joel Lindpere New York Red Bulls 1
Senegal Macoumba Kandji New York Red Bulls 1
Jamaica Dane Richards New York Red Bulls 1
Montenegro Simon Vukčević Sporting CP 1
Portugal Diogo Salomão Sporting CP 1
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Tottenham Hotspur 1
Croatia Niko Kranjčar Tottenham Hotspur 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Schedule". Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Manchester City Schedule". Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Sporting Schedule". Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Barclays New York Challenge to open with a bang". Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Football Matches 2010". Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010.

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