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 19, 2008 |
FRISCO, Texas -- Edson Buddle had three goals and the Galaxy scored four times in a span of 14 minutes in a 5-1 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday. Buddle's second goal gave the Galaxy a 4-0 lead in the 39th minute. His final goal, in the 85th minute, was assisted by David Beckham and Landon Donovan, who had two assists. Beckham received a yellow card in the 76th minute after he got into a shoving match with Adrian Serioux and Arturo Alvarez of FC Dallas (2-3-3). Serioux, who brought Beckham down with a slide tackle, was given a red card and ejected.