September 19, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
Last Tuesdayâ€™ nightâ€™s CONCACAF Champions League matches saw a pair of MLS sides slump to disappointing defeats, with one coming in heartbreaking fashion and the other of the blowout variety. looses
Los Angeles Galaxy made the trip south of the border to face Morelia. The visitors played some inspired football at times, and took a 1-0 lead on a nice individual goal from Robbie Keane in the 52nd minute.
AdriĂˇn Aldrete equalized with a 20-yard blast that Josh Saunders couldnâ€™t handle, and slipped over the line. Then, Miguel Sabah headed in the winner deep into stoppage time from a corner kick.
It was a tough loss to swallow for the visitors, who saw Omar Gonzalezâ€™s header clank off the post in the first half and had their share of chances.
The MLS team also couldnâ€™t be too happy about the officiating, as a second goal from Keane was wrongfully disallowed for offsides in stoppage time.
August 20, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
LA Galaxy 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes
July 21, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
The LA Galaxy Soccer Team beat Columbus Crew 1-0 on 20 July to take their unbeaten streak in the season so far to 13 games giving them a lead of four points ahead of their Ohio based rivals. The goal came unexpectedly from Sean Franklin who scored a career first in the 70th minute. Taking advantage of a free kick from David Beckham, Franklin picked up the ball from 22 yards out and dashed one across a Crew defender and goalie Will Hesmer.
Had they won, the Crew would have climbed to first place in the Eastern Conference tying with the LA Galaxy but were eventually beaten by the Galaxyâ€™s strong defense. Galaxy goal keeper Joseph Saunders was forced to make six saves, but the Crew strikers were unable to score a win for the eighth time this season. They remain stuck at third place in the Eastern Conference with only one victory in the past four matches. The Galaxy has not lost a game for the past three months and is unbeaten in 11 home games this season. Up next, the Columbus Crew will be hosting the Portland Timbers at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio on 24 July 2011 on 5 pm.
Two days later they will play an international friendly against the Newcastle United Football Club which is ranked 12 out of 20 in the English Premier League. Though separated by 4000 miles from their North American rivals, the NUFC have admiring fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Their past season saw an average attendance of around 48,000 in their home country. The Magpies as they are called affectionately in England have had a good past season so far with 15 out of 38 EPL games remaining this year winning 46 pts with 6 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses. They will be facing Ohioâ€™s Crew at the Crew Stadium on Tuesday July 26 at 7.30 pm. For the rest of this month, the Crew will be left with a match against the Real Salt Lake at the Rino Tinto Stadium at 9 pm on 30 July 2011.
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