Xander Bailey kicked off the lone friendly for Seattle Sounders FC. The 18-year-old's wish was granted and nothing in this game will mean more than that in this match. He is once and always a Sounder.
Tottenham's roster was without several of their starters and Seattle took advantage. Sounders FC controlled possession in the first half but it was the visiting Spurs that scored the first goal. Kane scored off a Holtby ball in the 10th minute.
It wasn't until the first PK of the match that Seattle drew even. Gonzalo Pineda used a panenka to finish the attempt from the spot and put Sounders level.
With massive changes in the XI from Tottenham, Seattle flowed forward a bit more aggressively out of the second half. A mystical moment from Osvaldo Alonso gave them a 2-1 lead as he drilled a shot from distance into the net. Play generally shifted to Spurs' favor as their subs had more energy than what was still Seattle's current healthy XI.
But the lead didn't last long as Chad Marshall was called for the penalty to draw the sides even at the 55th minute. Sigi Schmid started subbing players on at that point. Kenny Cooper replaced Obafemi Martins and Djimi Traore replaced Marshall. Which is good, as it means that Djimi Traore may be fit for the LA Galaxy match Monday after next.
The North London side continued its waves of substitutions as DeAndre Yedlin showed his unique abilities creating shots for Lamar Neagle. Still tied at two Sigi subbed on a HGPs Aaron Kovar and Sean Okoli for Marco Pappa and Clint Dempsey respectively.
A few minutes later Tristan Bowen entered for Lamar Neagle and Josh Ford replaced Stefan Frei.
With two young squads of mainly fresh legs play opened back up and it was a special moment of Aaron Kovar to Sean Okoli to Tristan Bowen that scored Sounders' third. A trio of HGPs saw Seattle with a rare lead late in a friendly.
The third penalty call came when Yedlin protected his face and the ball-to-hand was called anyway. Some Spur finished the spot kick and the match ended at 3-3.
It was a fun friendly, but more important it was Xander Bailey's day. Whether you were in the stadium with the other 55,000+, listening on radio, watching on TV or just following on Twitter that's the memory you will have for life. That and Alonso's goal, that was pretty special too.