May 24, 2008 |
That two-wheeled jalopy that has wheezed and coughed and clunked its way through more than a quarter of the Major League Soccer season is about to get a tune-up -- and not a moment too soon. Through eight MLS games, during which the Galaxy has compiled a less-than-impressive 3-3-2 record, it has relied pretty much on David Beckham and Landon Donovan to provide the locomotion.
May 11, 2008 |
It was one brief moment of class in a dull and lackluster game. One good run, one good pass, one good goal. It came in the 78th minute at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night and it gave the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 Major League Soccer victory over a strangely out-of-sorts Galaxy team. Dane Richards made the run and the pass, moving unchallenged through the Galaxy midfield before sending a finely weighted pass through the Galaxy defense. Juan Pablo Angel did the rest.
May 25, 2008 |
If you can't beat them, cheat them. That appears to be the Galaxy's modus operandi in 2008, and never was it made more clear than Saturday night, when Landon Donovan was the culprit. The incident occurred in the 54th minute of what eventually became a 3-1 Galaxy victory over the Kansas City Wizards at the Home Depot Center.
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.