LA Galaxy Weekly Update: July 6
After winning a pair of games at home last week,
the LA Galaxy will hit the road for a pair of games in Seattle
this week. Those two games will end a stretch of five games in 15 days for the
Galaxy, a run that followed a stretch of 16 straight days without a game for
the club during the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
After defeating the Seattle Sounders FC on
Sunday night at The Home Depot Center, the Galaxy will look to make it two wins
in four days over the second year club when they host the Galaxy in a
Quarterfinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Live audio and video of that game, which
kicks off at 7 p.m., will be streamed on lagalaxy.com.
The team will then fly directly to Boston for a league game
against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 10.
The Galaxy collected their first road win over the Revolution in a regular
season game since 1999, winning 2-1 last August, with Landon Donovan scoring
the eventual MLS Goal of the Year in the first half of that game.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on Prime Ticket, starting with the Galaxy Live pregame show at 4 p.m., while
KTLK 1150 AM and ESPN Deportes Radio 1330 AM will also carry the game live
locally on the radio in English and Spanish respectively.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Tuesday, June 29, 2010; Galaxy 2 – AC St. Louis 0 – U.S.
Open Cup Third Round – The Home
Chris Klein and Juninho scored second half goals
11 minutes apart as the Galaxy advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals with
a 2-0 win over AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Pro League. Josh Saunders
kept a clean sheet for LA in the win, which set up a Quarterfinal date with
Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday night.
Saturday, July 3, 2010; Galaxy U-20’s 7 –
Lancaster Rattlers U-20’s 0 – Antelope Valley High School
The Galaxy stretched their unbeaten streak to
five games, cruising to a 7-0 win over the Rattlers in Lancaster. Evan Raynr and Scott Smith each
scored twice while Michael Roman, Jake Troy and Andre Turoldo all added goals as
the Galaxy kept their fourth clean sheet of the season.
Sunday, July 4, 2010; Galaxy 3 – Seattle Sounders FC 1 – The Home Depot Center – Attendance: 27,000
Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan
returned to inspire the Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Seattle at The Home Depot Center. Buddle gave
LA a 1-0 halftime advantage and Juninho doubled that lead with his first MLS
goal just after the break. The Sounders’ Steve Zakuani cut the LA lead in half
with just over 20 minute left, but a James Riley own goal ended all hopes of a
Seattle comeback and kept the Galaxy unbeaten at home this season.
Monday, July 5, 2010; Galaxy U-20’s 3 – Chivas
USA U-20’s 0 – The Home Depot Center
Areola scored twice and Michael Roman added another as the Galaxy U-20’s
exacted revenge for their only loss of the season, defeating Chivas USA
3-0 at The Home Depot Center. The Galaxy defense kept their third straight
clean sheet in the win, which pushed them to the top of their Division
standings on goal difference with three games remaining in the season.
Galaxy Injury Report
OUT – Mike Magee (Bilateral Sports Hernia – Surgery)
DOUBTFUL – None
QUESTIONABLE – Dema Kovalenko (Right
Hamstring – Strain)
PROBABLE - None
SEMIFINAL BERTH ON THE LINE WEDNESDAY: The Galaxy will look to get back to the Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup Semifinals for the seventh time in club history and the first
time since 2006 when they travel north to Seattle
to take on the Sounders in an Open Cup Quarterfinal on Wednesday night. That game
will be played at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
and kicks off at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the Open Cup Semifinals,
where they will take on the winner of tonight’s game between Houston and Chivas
This will be the third meeting between the Galaxy and
Sounders in the history of the Open Cup, with the Galaxy winning each of the
previous two. In 2000, Greg Vanney and Cobi Jones
scored to lead LA to a 2-1 win over the Sounders in a Second Round game at
Titan Stadium in Fullerton,
Calif. Three years later, the
Galaxy beat Seattle
5-1 in the Open Cup Quarterfinals at Seahawks Stadium behind a Carlos Ruiz hat
trick and single goals from Antonio Martinez
and Alejandro Moreno. LA went on to reach the semifinals of the Open Cup in
each of those seasons.
In the Third Round of the 2001 Open Cup, the Galaxy beat the
Sounders’ PDL club, Seattle Sounder Select, 3-1 en route to winning their
first-ever Open Cup title.
MOVING ON UP: Tuesday’s win over St.
Louis helped the Galaxy improve to 11-2 all-time
against non-MLS clubs in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In the Open Cup game
immediately following those games, the Galaxy are currently 8-3-1, with the
only draw coming in 2001, when the Galaxy beat San Jose 10-9 on penalty kicks
to decide their Open Cup Quarterfinal, which came two weeks after LA beat PDL
side, Seattle Sounders Select.
TWO NEW SCORERS: In the win over AC St. Louis on Tuesday, Juninho and Chris
Klein each scored the first Open Cup goal of their Galaxy careers. Klein, who
had two Open Cup goals to his name before joining LA in 2007, gave LA a 1-0
lead in the 69th minute before Juninho added the first of his Galaxy
career 11 minutes later. They are the 32nd and 33rd
different Galaxy players to score for the club in the Open Cup and were the 12th
and 13th different players to score for the club in an official
competition this season.
In 2009, the Galaxy had 13 different goal scorers in MLS
regular season, postseason Open Cup and international friendly games.
JUNINHO’S GAME-WINNER UP FOR MLS GOAL OF THE WEEK: Juninho continued his incredible
week by scoring the first goal of his MLS career shortly after halftime in the
3-1 win over Seattle
on Sunday night. That goal, which turned out to be the game-winner, has been
nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Week award. Fans can go to http://www.mlssoccer.com/content/att-goal-week-vote-now
in order to vote for Juninho’s goal and try to make him the first Galaxy player
to win the Goal of the Week award this season. Voting ends at midnight on
Thursday, July 8, with the winner being announced the following day.
BUDDLE AND DONOVAN RETURN: Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan were back in a
Galaxy uniform for the first time since May 15, helping the Galaxy to a 3-1 win
over Seattle at
The Home Depot Center on Sunday night. The pair, who had missed the last five
league games while with the U.S. National Team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup,
combined on LA’s first goal, with Buddle heading home a Donovan corner kick for
his 10th goal of the season. Donovan collected his 10th
assist of the year on the goal.
Donovan played the full 90 minutes in the game as the club’s
captain, while Buddle played 62 minutes before being replaced by Alan Gordon.
DOUBLE DOUBLES: Despite missing five MLS games during their time with the
U.S. National Team, Buddle and Donovan each remained atop the league standings
in goals and assists respectively. Buddle’s 10 goals are one more than New York’s Juan Pablo Angel and two more than Toronto’s Dwayne
DeRosario. This is the fourth time in Buddle’s MLS career that he scored 10 or
more goals, doing so with Columbus
in 2003 and 2004 before scoring a career-high 15 goals in 2008, his first full
season with the Galaxy.
Donovan, who has never led MLS in assists, has 10 in 10
games so far this season, which is three more than any other player in the
league. The Galaxy’s Michael Stephens is currently tied with San Jose’s Bobby Convey for the second most
assists in the league this year with seven.
Donovan, who has assisted on six of Buddle’s 10 goals this
season, has now recorded 10 or more assists five times in his 10-year MLS
career, doing so in 2001 and 2004 with San
Jose as well as in 2005 and 2007 with the Galaxy. In
2007, Donovan, who was nominated for the ESPY Award for the Best Player in MLS
that year is on the ballot again in 2010 (go to http://espn.go.com/espys/#/home
in order to vote for the award), had a career-high 13 assists.
CUP OF JOE WITH CHRIS KLEIN: Tune-in to the
Galaxy's weekly live
web show, Cup of Joe, with the English language radio voice of the
Tutino. On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m., Klein will join
Tutino live from Seattle before the Galaxy face the Sounders in the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The show will air live on the Galaxy’s
where it will also be archived for future viewing.
Fans can participate asking by questions either beforehand
or live during the chat. Start submitting questions for Chris now to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALAXY U-20’S WIN TWO, MOVE INTO TIE FOR FIRST PLACE: The LA Galaxy U-20’s picked up a
maximum of six points with two wins last week to move to the top of the
Super-20 Pacific Southern California Division. The Galaxy scored 10 goals in
their two games and did not concede any, stretching their unbeaten streak to
six games since a season opening 3-1 loss to Chivas USA. Since that loss, the Galaxy
are now 5-0-1 and are outscoring opponents 22-1, keeping a clean sheet in five
of their last six games.
The Galaxy are now 5-1-1 on the season for 16 points,
leaving them in a tie for first place with Chivas USA
and SUSA – Everton, and putting them one point
ahead of fourth place Poway. Of those four
teams, the Galaxy have played the fewest number of games with seven, while SUSA
and Poway have each played eight and Chivas USA have completed their season by
playing all 10 of their games to finish with a 5-1-4 record.
LA is back in action on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. when
they take on SUSA – Everton at UC – Riverside. Two days later,
on Friday, July 9, the Galaxy travel south to Poway to take on the Vaqueros at
7 p.m. at Poway High School. A win in each of those two
games will guarantee the Galaxy their second in the three year’s of the club’s
involvement in the USL Super-20 League. If LA wins the division, they will
qualify for the Super-20 Finals, which will be held later in the summer.
The Galaxy will finish off their season on Tuesday, July 13
when they take on the Southern California Seahorses, who held LA to a 1-1 draw
late last month, in La Mirada.
IN THE COMMUNITY
LOS ANGELES GALAXY FOUNDATION NEEDS FAN SUPPORT TO WIN
$250,000 FROM CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING: Only 6
days left to vote for the Galaxy Foundation! Fans can vote for the Los Angeles
Galaxy Foundation by
visiting the Chase Community Giving program at: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/954770699-los-angeles-galaxy-foundation. To vote you must "LIKE" Chase Community Giving" first & then cast your vote.
After voting, you can go back into your application setting, listed under the
"account" dropdown in the upper right of your screen & remove the
application's access or block it entirely. Thanks for your
GALAXY FOUNDATION SHOT OF THE WEEK: At each LA Galaxy home game, fans
are invited to visit the Galaxy Foundation Booth to place your bid on the
Galaxy Foundation's Shot of the Week presented by MoraPhotography.com.
Each photo will be signed by the player or players featured. All proceeds
benefit the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation.
FOR THE FANS
GALAXY HELP ARRANGE TRIPS FOR FANS TO SAN JOSE AND NEW YORK: Galaxy fans wishing to see their
team play live in New York on August 14 or San Jose on August 21 are in luck as
the club has paired with Bixby Travel Company to put together a pair of
exciting travel packages. Visit Bixby’s official website at http://www.bixbytravelcompany.com/
for complete details and pricing for both trips.
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