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Friday, 13 May 2011

Philadelphia Union 1 LA Galaxy 1

Beckham was rested for this outing to Philly as Bruce Arena wants him fit for the weekend, a tactic that almost paid off after Landon Donovan put The Galaxy in the driving seat after 23 minutes. Angel got into the box, but was losing his balance, Donovan stepped in to pick up the loose ball and his scuffed shot somehow managed to evade everyone and ended up in the back of the net. Few real chances were created and the game remained at 1-0 to The Galaxy right up to the last few minutes. With just 7 minutes remaining on the clock, it was a defensive howler that let Philadelphia back into the game. Franklin sold his keeper short with a terrible back-pass that played almost to the feet of the Philly striker Mwanga who gratefully took the chance to level the game. Neither team could find the winning move, so the game finished at 1 - 1, a very disappointing result for The Galaxy who should have taken all the points from this game even though their own goal was a bit of a mix-up.
We can't know that leaving Beckham out was a telling factor, but we can see that The Galaxy were missing something in this match - hopefully they will restore the missing link before Kansas City come calling on Saturday.

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