Just when it was least expected, the Galaxy put on one of the most devastating offensive performances in recent club history, demolishing FC Dallas by a four goal margin in a 5-1 victory Sunday that included an Edson Buddle hat trick.
It was the sort of game that sent you rushing to the record book:
*This was the Galaxy’s biggest MLS victory since a a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in August 2001.
*This was the first road Galaxy 5-1 MLS victory since a Aug. 5, 2000 win over the Wizards.
*Chris Klein made the 93rd consecutive start of his MLS career, tying him with ex-Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (Peninsula High) for the most consecutive starts in MLS history.
*Buddle’s hat trick was the 14th in Galaxy history and the second this season.
*This was the first time Dallas surrendered five goals in a regular season game since a 5-2 loss at Los Angeles in the last game of the 2006 season. The five goals were the most Dallas has ever surrendered at Pizza Hut Park in a regular season game.
*Today’s attendance of 22,331, was the largest regular season crowd for a Dallas game at Pizza Hut Park.
The win propelled the Galaxy up the standings.
Meanwhile, the W-League Pali Blues won their first home game decisively Saturday.
The W-League Ventura County Fusion won, but the PDL men lost.
The W-League standings.
Also In the PDL this weekend:
Lancaster Rattlers 0 Los Angeles Legends 5
Southern California Seahorses 1 Lancaster Rattlers 0
Orange County Blue Star 1 San Francisco Seals 1
The league table.