Red Bull New York 1 Galaxy 1 (Half Time)

Two goals in two minutes proved the high point of an otherwise tepid first half with each team only getting a couple of shots on target apiece.

The Galaxy struck first, Landon Donovan getting the better of Seth Stammler to deliver a cross that floated over goalkeeper Jon Conway and was met at the far post by unmarked defender Troy Roberts, who nodded home his second goal of the season. It was Donovan’s 13th assist of the season, tying him for the MLS lead with Chivas USA’s Sacha Kljestan and New England’s Steve Ralston.

New York equalized moments later, when Dave van den Burgh crossed to a completely open Jozy Altidore, who scored his ninth goal of the season from seven yards out.

A buzz goes around the stadium every time Cobi gets the ball, with the crowd willing him to set a up a goal or score.

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