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Saturday, 8 August 2009

New England Revolution 1 LA Galaxy 2

On the day that Fabio Capello named David Beckham in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against Holland, The Galaxy take on The Revolution away from home.
The game started well with chances for both sides, The Revolution were establishing in-roads down the Galaxy's left-hand side, but it was Donovan snatching a volley on the edge of the box who struck first giving Galaxy a 1-0 lead on the 21-minute mark. The Revolution continued to push and get chances on The Galaxy's right hand side too, but despite a couple of goal-mouth scrambles, the half finished 1-0 to The Galaxy. Beckham looked comfortable in the middle of the field and seemed to enjoy mixing it up. Donovan Ricketts in the Galaxy goal was in fine form, filling what has been something of a vacant role for Galaxy in the recent past. Ricketts has established himself as a safe pair of hands and is one of the keys to recent Galaxy successes.

Seven minutes into the second half, Galaxy consolidated their lead when Eddie Lewis looped the ball in from the left and the Revolution keeper came but didn't gather. The ball fell to Kirovski who managed to squeeze the ball into the net, extending the lead to 2-0 to The Galaxy. The game continued at a reasonable rate with both sides making decent chances although The Galaxy back line caught The Revolution off-side on far too many occasions. The game had some flash points, Beckham getting involved and showing his passion where he could easily have taken a back-seat and spared himself for International duty next week.
Mansally who earlier got himself booked for elbowing a Galaxy player in the head (and earning himself special attention from Beckham) earned himself a penalty ten minutes from the end giving New England a much-needed goal and hopes of getting back into the game. Beckham was substituted 5 minutes from the end, replaced by Chris Birchall. The Revolution had all the momentum in the closing minutes, but failed to convert their effort into a goal - the game finishes 2-1 to The Galaxy

All-in-all an encouraging performance from Galaxy on a ground where they have had little success in the past. A host of mistakes from New England proved to be as decisive as the goals that came from LA in the final analysis.

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