August 22, 2008 |
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.
August 15, 2008 |
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.
August 4, 2008 |
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.
July 28, 2008 |
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.
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.