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First XI: Top 11 stories from the Galaxy’s 5-1 loss to Real Madrid

CARSON, Calif. – The First XI stories from Thursday’s 5-1 LA Galaxy loss to Real Madrid.

1. The Daily Breeze’s Phil Collin provided this recap on the stellar showing by the reigning La Liga Champions.

2. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Owens wrote his own piece on the performance of the Spanish giants.  

3. The Orange County Register’s Lauren Giudice provided a recap on Real Madrid’s victory.

4. ESPNLA’s Arash Markazi spoke about Real Madrid head coach José Mourinho's shock over David Beckham’s exclusion from the Great Britain Olympic team.

5.’s  Scott French provided  a sidebar focusing on the gains that the Galaxy took from Thursday’s friendly.

6. Meanwhile’s Nicolas Rosano offered a look at Real Madrid’s youngsters’ role in their victory.

7. For Spanish speakers, ESPN LA Deportes’ Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta provided this recap of the match.

8. Soccer By Ives’ Kayla Knapp offered this recap on Real Madrid’s explosive victory.

9.  From the LA Galaxy Insider Blog, check out goal scorer David Junior Lopes’ thoughts about his partnership with Omar Gonzalez and scoring against Real Madrid.

10. My sidebar from last night’s match on the balancing act performed by head coaches Bruce Arena and Mourinho heading into the friendly.

11. Lastly, check out my “Three Points” to the game.

Adam Serrano is the LA Galaxy Insider. Read his blog at