LOS ANGELES -- The LA Galaxy are on the rise in the MLS Power Rankings presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment after their 2-0 victory over FC Cincinnati last Saturday. The Galaxy picked up their first win in three league's matches as Ema Boateng and Favio Alvarez found the back of the net. Los Angeles return to action on Saturday when they face San Jose Earthquakes at Stanford Stadium.
"When the question of who will score the goals for the Galaxy besides Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes up, no one answers "Emmanuel Boateng." The speedy winger is only good for a smattering of goals a year, so counting on him for big contributions is questionable. That smattering has to happen sometime, though ... like on the road in Cincy to lead LA to a win."
"We can't draw any lasting conclusions about the Schelotto era in LA until the season is winding down, but it's safe to say at this point the feeling they're pretty good but could be better will persist for the duration. Of course, the current staff and front office could use a few transfer windows before sweeping statements are made."