Friday Football: Guzan, Galaxy & More

Briefly:

*As expected, Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan seems finally on his way to Aston Villa.

*The mighty Galaxy reserves got their first victory today of the season, beating Chivas USA 5-3 on a brace apiece from Carlos Ruiz and Alan Gordon, while young Izzy Sesay got the final goal. The Galaxy moved to 1-3-1 on the season.

*The U.S. Under-20 National Team (without injured Chivas USA sueno Jorge Flores) beat Mexico 3-0 tonight in Texas, with UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk and midfielder Eder Arreola getting starts.

*Samantha Johnson of Palmdale made the 20-player roster for the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team that will compete beginning Thursday in qualifying for the inaugural U-17 World Cup set for later this year in New Zealand.

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  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    The mighty Galaxy reserves got their first victory today of the season, beating Chivas USA 5-3 on a brace apiece from Carlos Ruiz and Alan Gordon, while young Izzy Sesay got the final goal. The Galaxy moved to 1-3-1 on the season.

    Nick, nothing says more about the future of the Galaxy than that statement.

    I had an interesting conversation w/Justin Pearson of Galaxy media relations (Hi, Justin!) after the game. I questioned the ability of many of the young players the Galaxy has (except Franklin, who should be rookie of the year). Justin asked, “What’s wrong with our young talent?” Just look at your reserves’ record; the only win that team gets is when two veterans play?

    Nothing says more about the incompetence of the Galaxy front office when it comes to player evaluation than your statement, Nick. The franchise that wants to be the “superclub” and “jewel” of MLS is actually the Los Angeles Kings of MLS.

    Fire Lalas, Bravo, Cobi, Trevor James and Ian Feuer now! Get people who know what the bleep they’re doing so they can have a head start on next season — people whom Gullit himself should appoint.