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September 7, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 31, 2008 | From the Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Landon Donovan scored a pair of goals for the Galaxy, but Shalrie Joseph's first goal of the season helped the New England Revolution salvage a 2-2 tie Saturday night. Joseph's goal in the 71st minute helped New England (11-6-5) extend the Galaxy's winless streak to 10 (0-5-5). The Revolution is unbeaten in its last nine matches (7-0-2) against the Galaxy, which brought David Beckham to New England for the first time. Joseph, New England's All-Star midfielder, took a pass from Michael Parkhurst and beat defenders Eddie Lewis and Sean Franklin before unleashing a low drive past Galaxy backup goalkeeper Josh Wicks.
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August 22, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
The Galaxy has been searching the world for players who can put the ball in the back of the net. The Chicago Fire found one on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. John Thorrington, who was born in South Africa but raised in Los Angeles, scored the only goal Thursday night as the Fire spoiled Bruce Arena's debut as Galaxy coach in front of a sellout crowd at the Home Depot Center. Chicago's 1-0 victory lifted it into second place in the Eastern Conference, just behind the New England Revolution.
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August 15, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
There was a time when Preki and Cobi Jones used to share a soccer field -- Preki as the mercurial midfielder and Jones as the fleet-footed winger, both on the U.S. national team. Times have changed. On Thursday night, the two men were on opposite benches, coaching Chivas USA and the Galaxy, respectively, as Los Angeles' two Major League Soccer teams continued their hopeful stumble toward the playoffs.
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August 4, 2008 | From the Associated Press
OAKLAND -- Darren Huckerby scored one goal and had an assist as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Galaxy, 3-2, on Sunday, ending a winless streak at eight games. Ryan Cochrane scored his first goal of the season in the 90th minute for the Earthquakes (4-9-6). Newly acquired Arturo Alvarez also scored to give San Jose's league-worst offense its first three-goal game of the year.
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July 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
FRISCO, Texas -- An overflow sellout crowd of 21,020 turned out to see David Beckham, but Kenny Cooper stole the show. The FC Dallas star scored two goals in two minutes on the way to a 4-0 victory over Beckham's Galaxy on Sunday night at Pizza Hut Park. Cooper matched his career high of 11 goals and moved to within one of the MLS lead. He has five in his last six games. Cooper had multiple chances at a hat trick, ringing one off the crossbar in the 85th minute.
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