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Sunday, 21 August 2011

LA Galaxy 2 San Jose Earthquakes 0

Robbie Keane scores in his debut for The Galaxy, an immediate contrast to the ineffective Jaun Pablo Angel who The Galaxy have released to Chivas.
Just half-way through the first half, Beckham lofted a free kick beyond the San Jose defence and into the path of Keane on the run. Keane easily fooled the keeper, took a step beyond him and slipped the ball into an open net. This was after a high tempo start by The Galaxy, keen to build on the fortress mentality at the Home Depot Centre.
Robbie Keane played about 70 minutes in his first outing, but the second half still had drama to unfold, Steven Beitashour of the Earthquakes stamped on Donovans knee after being tackled and was red-carded. On 90 minutes, Mike Magee scored again for The Galaxy making the final score 2-0.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

LA Galaxy 2 CD Motagua 0

CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage, Round 1 - Galaxy play CD Motagua from Honduras.

Right from the start, The Galaxy were pressing the visitors and were rewarded with an early goal on 13 mins from Cristman, sliding in to convert DeLaGarza's cross. There was a lot of action from The Galaxy with little response from the Honduran side. However, the first half finished with just the one goal advantage to the home side.
The second half saw a resumption of attacking play from The Galaxy who had a hat-full of shots on target - it was the 60th minute when Beckham feinted on the right to go past a defender, the resulting cross fell to Donovan with plenty of time for him to tee up and smash the ball into the net.
Motagua tried their best to get back into the game, stretching Galaxy 'keeper Josh Saunders who was called on to save with his trailing leg twice in quick succession. Despite the best efforts of the visiting team, it was Galaxy all the way and they finished the game in firm control.
With the exiting news that Robbie Keane is about to join the line-up, The Galaxy are looking stronger than ever - I strongly suspect that Keane will be viewed by many as a replacement for the disappointing Juan Pablo Angel.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Galaxy 3 Dallas 1

The Galaxy looking to steady the ship after a rocky midweek game against Portland Timbers sees Beckham provide three assists one for each of LA's goals.
Angel was left out of the starting line-up, eventually joining the game for the last 15 minutes - to say his form this season has not met expectations is an understatement. It looked like the rot of conceding goals had set in when Dallas struck first in the 9th minute, a great curling left-foot shot completely evaded Josh Saunders and nestled in the top left corner. 1-0 down was not the planned way for this game to start. It took The Galaxy 20 minutes to draw level when a Beckham free-kick was missed by the keeper and Gonzalez latched onto the free-ball for an easy header home. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.
After 15 mins of the second half, a Beckham free-kick close to the corner flag skidded off the head of Berhalter falling kindly at the feet of Juninho - somehow his shot squirted through the bodies in the box for goal number two for The Galaxy, 2-1. The Galaxy were benefiting from set-piece plays and Beckhams corners were having a telling effect. On 80 minutes MaGee latched onto a Beckham corner and the resulting header left the 'keeper with no chance, 3-1 to The Galaxy and normality is restored...
A break of 10 days until they play CD Motagua in the 'Champions League', two weeks 'til the next MLS game against The Earthquakes...
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2FC Dallas4224126631247
3Seattle Sounders FC4124115835278
4Colorado Rapids3725961035314
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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Timbers 3 Galaxy 0

The Galaxy took their unbeaten record to Portland only to have it convincingly taken from them in unexpected style.
Two goals in the space of seven minutes stunned LA before the break, a follow-up goal half-way through the second half sealed the game for Portland, a gap in performance wide enough to make the casual observer wonder which of these two team were currently at the top of the MLS.
The Galaxy didn't even get a shot on goal in the first half as Portland found the answer to The Galaxy's attacking moves.
Hopefully, this is a one-off glitch in the LA Galaxy assault on the Western Conference, and normal service will be resumed at the weekend?