8. Hamilton goal vs Tottenham
In a game that was more of a Jermain Defoe testimonial than it was a true friendly, TFC took on Tottenham Hotspur on home soil and made life somewhat difficult for their Premier League opponents. Erik Lamela opened the scoring early and added a second into the second interval to give Spurs a 20-nil lead. The halftime subs for TFC turned up the heat on their English opponents as Andrew Wiedeman brought the Reds to within one.
Then in a moment of brilliance, young Canadian youth international and hometown boy Jordan Hamilton equalized in a way that in a sense announced his presence to world football. A well worked ball from the back line was sent to the edge of the area by Nick Hagglund. Andrew Wiedeman, with a lovely touch, gifted a perfect opportunity to Hamilton who, with one touch, sent a left footed rocket, low to the far side bottom corner, to draw the game level at 2. It was a moment to be proud of for both Hamilton himself of course, and for those who play an instrumental role in TFC’s youth development. Unfortunately, in typical TFC fashion, Tottenham found a late winner on a defensive collapse.