August 15, 1999 |
"The one thing I learned from Bora," Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid was saying, "is that you've got to make sure you feed young players the right amounts of playing time." Schmid put Bora Milutinovic's lesson to good use Saturday night, giving Marvin Quijano his first Major League Soccer start and keeping him on the field for 77 sparkling minutes. And when the 19-year-old finally came off, it was to the type of applause that later greeted Los Tigres del Norte at the postgame concert. Enthusiastic.
August 28, 1999 |
The Galaxy's quest to win Major League Soccer's Western Conference title continues to gain momentum, thanks in no small part to its opponent tonight, the Dallas Burn. Within the last 10 days, the Burn has upset the first-place Colorado Rapids and beaten the defending conference and league champion Chicago Fire, both results greatly aiding the Galaxy, which defeated the Burn two weeks ago at the Rose Bowl.
August 14, 1999 |
Two-thirds of the way through its fourth Major League Soccer season, the Galaxy is in a comfortable position. With 11 regular-season games left, one of them tonight against the Dallas Burn at the Rose Bowl, Coach Sigi Schmid's team (13-8) is only a few victories from its fourth consecutive winning season.
August 1, 1999 |
A "fluky" goal by Simon Elliott, some first-class saves by Kevin Hartman and an unyielding defense combined to earn the Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Major League Soccer champion Chicago Fire in front of a crowd of 21,331 at Soldier Field Saturday. The win, on a sticky, 91-degree afternoon, vaulted the Galaxy past the Fire and into second place in the Western Conference. The only goal came in the 41st minute when a pass from Mauricio Cienfuegos set Clint Mathis free to run at the Fire defense.
June 19, 1999 |
It was only one goal, not even a winning goal, but for Coach Sigi Schmid it may have been the most important goal the Galaxy has scored this season. Now, a week later, Schmid is still talking about the inspired sequence of events he watched unfold in the 32nd minute of last Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire. Danny Pena began the play by sending a through pass toward Simon Elliott.
June 12, 1999 |
There's no question the Galaxy team Carlos Hermosillo is joining tonight is in much worse shape than the one he joined a year ago. And that may work to his advantage. Last season, the Galaxy was 11-2 with 31 points when Hermosillo joined it June 7 for his Major League Soccer debut after playing in the Mexican First Division. More important, the Galaxy was in the middle of a season in which it scored a league-record 85 regular-season goals and didn't need another scorer when Hermosillo arrived.