July 11, 2008 |
The clock showed 90 minutes and counting when Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan spotted the wave approaching. David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle and Carlos Ruiz, the four horsemen of the Galaxy attack, swept down the field in one final concerted effort to grab the winning goal. But Guzan did not flinch, and when Ruiz unleashed his shot, the 'keeper stuck out a leg and made an excellent foot save.
July 5, 2008 |
Playing against one of the league's premier defensive teams, the Galaxy anticipated that goals would be hard to come by. What it failed to anticipate Friday night at the Home Depot Center was that the New England Revolution's Adam Cristman, a second-year forward from the University of Virginia, would lead a first-half onslaught of six shots on goal, twice as many as the Galaxy had all game.
June 1, 2008 |
TORONTO -- Second-half goals by defender Julius James and forward Jeff Cunningham carried Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over the Galaxy on Saturday, which played without midfielder David Beckham. Both teams had depleted rosters because of injuries and international callups, most notably England's Beckham. After only one shot on goal in the first half, a Sean Franklin foul on Cunningham set up the game's first goal in the 49th minute.
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.
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.
April 27, 2008 |
The Great One came out to see the Galloping One on Saturday night. But even the first meeting between hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and soccer legend David Beckham failed to overshadow what actually happened on the Home Depot Center field. As far as Major League Soccer matches go, this one goes straight into the vault, to be taken out whenever an argument needs to be made for just how passionate and engrossing MLS games can be when both teams get serious. Well, at least for the first hour or so.