October 5, 2008 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Alejandro Moreno scored his career-best ninth goal of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the Galaxy, 1-0, Saturday night. Columbus (16-6-5) solidified its hold on first place in the Eastern Conference. It has an MLS-best 53 points, with eight wins in its last 10 games. Moreno stepped around his defender inside the penalty area and headed a long crossing pass from Danny O'Rourke past goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 43rd minute.
September 26, 2008 |
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Chris Rolfe scored two goals and Cuauhtemoc Blanco had a goal and two assists to lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 victory over the Galaxy on Thursday night. In the 13th minute, the Fire's John Thorrington passed the ball to Rolfe, who broke through defenders, spun around and blasted a shot into the lower left corner of the net for a 1-0 lead. The Galaxy tied it in the 35th minute.
September 21, 2008 |
Like a comatose patient whose eyelids suddenly start fluttering, the Galaxy on Saturday night emerged from a three-month slumber and actually won a game. Not just won it but dominated it. The luckless opponent on the receiving end as the Galaxy ended its 12-game winless streak dating from June 14 was four-time Major League Soccer champion D.C. United, which was beaten, 5-2, in an incident-packed match at the Home Depot Center. It was Landon Donovan who led the charge.
September 14, 2008 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh Wolff and Davy Arnaud scored less than two minutes apart in the second half as the Kansas City Wizards extended the Galaxy's winless streak to 12 games with a 2-0 win Saturday night. The big draw was supposed to be David Beckham, back after a week playing in World Cup qualifiers for England. Beckham wasn't much of a factor and Los Angeles didn't generate many chances on offense, keeping Bruce Arena winless in four games as coach. The Galaxy's streak matches the 1999 MetroStars for the fourth-longest in MLS history, six behind Real Salt Lake's 2006 record.
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.