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Friday, 26 September 2008

Chicago Fire 3 LA Galaxy 1

The crisis (as this must be now seen) at The Galaxy deepens as Chicago come away with a 3-1 win taking away the confidence that was built up after the Galaxy's last victorious outing last Saturday.
From the start the Galaxy defence looked fragile, the shot for the first goal against actually went right through four players before beating the keeper low to his right.
Galaxy managed to reply with a cross from Klein finding Eddie Lewis on the goal line, the game levelled on 33 minutes at 1-1.
On 40 minutes Beckham was able to surge forwards slipping the ball into Buddle, only for Buddle to send a stinging shot just wide of the far post. Galaxy denied a lead before the half-time whilstle.
The second from Chicago was an absolute mess in defence with a mix-up between defender and keeper leaving Chicago to have a free shot on an empty net on 56 minutes. The final nail in the Galaxy coffin came only two mintes later when Chicago had men left over running at the Galaxy defence and Chicago slotted a third into the Galaxy net. On 70 minutes Donovan missed a good opportunity to volley into the Chicago net.
A significant loss in that it shows once again the defensive frailty of LA, and highlights the need for some real quality in front of the keeper. At the start of the season, Cronin came in for some criticism, now that he is injured it is more obvious that the fault was not with the keeper but with the defence. The Galaxy are acknowledged as having a potent strike force, now they need some stability at the back if they are going to get back into winning ways

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