September 7, 2008 |
You know the evening isn't going to go well when . . . Your hotshot Argentine forward heads the ball into the back of the net five minutes into the game and then runs to midfield to perform a celebratory somersault only to find that the referee has denied his goal on an offside call. Worse yet, the hotshot sprains his ankle on landing and has to be taken out of the game. Such was Real Salt Lake Coach Jason Kreis' introduction to Saturday night's game against the Galaxy at the Home Depot Center, a pulsating match that ended in a 2-2 tie. Fabian Espindola was the luckless striker.
September 17, 2011 |
Unmarked on the header. And unmarked, of course, on his trademark cartwheeling celebration across the soccer pitch. Robbie Keane, if nothing else, was thoroughly consistent in helping lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory against Vancouver on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson. He set up the first of midfielder Mike Magee's two goals, scored the second goal himself on the glancing header in the 64th minute and thrilled the crowd of 22,959 with his entertaining revelry after the goal.
April 24, 2011 |
In its eighth Major League Soccer game of 2010, the Galaxy banged four goals past the Seattle Sounders in a 4-0 rout that left the team with a 7-0-1 record and 15 goals scored, almost two per game. In its eighth MLS game of 2011, on Saturday night against the Portland Timbers in Carson, the same sort of output was not expected from the Galaxy. That's because goals have been more difficult to come by this year. One-fifth of the way into the season, the Galaxy is 3-1-3 but has scored only seven goals in seven games.
January 10, 2011 |
"Change is good," former Galaxy player and general manager Alexi Lalas once proclaimed, and change is most definitely headed in the Galaxy's direction. On Monday, in two unrelated moves, Edson Buddle, the hotshot Galaxy striker from last season, and Cobi Jones, the face of the Major League Soccer team since its 1996 formation, both said their farewells. Buddle, 29, left because he was a free agent coming off the best season in his career and realized it was now or never if he wanted to play in Europe.
March 26, 2010
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. NEW ENGLAND When: 8. Where: Home Depot Center. Records: Season opener for both teams. Record vs. Revolution (2009): 2-0. Update: Left legs seem to be the early problem area for the Galaxy as the season begins. No fewer than five players are sidelined by injuries to their left knee or thigh. They are Gregg Berhalter, Clint Mathis, Alan Gordon, Jovan Kirovski and Bryan Jordan. — Grahame L. Jones
May 13, 2008 |
vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 6 p.m. Channel 22 Site -- Edmonton, Canada. Update -- In this exhibition against a USL First Division team, Galaxy defender Ante Jazic, who is Canadian, could play for the first time this season after recovering from off-season ankle surgery. Olympic team Coach Peter Nowak on Monday selected Galaxy rookies Bryan Jordan, Julian Valentine and Mike Gavin to the U.S.