Condolences to those of you, who, like me, just gave up two hours of a lovely summer afternoon to watch FC Dallas massacre the Galaxy 4-0.
Two goals inside 90 seconds just after 15 minutes sealed the result, but it could have been 6-0 (or more). The Galaxy ended the game with just two shots on goal (Dallas had 14).
Debutant Eduardo Dominguez looked like the second coming of Abel Xavier, Ante Jazic played as if he was allergic to attackers and David Beckham and Landon Donovan were largely invisible.
I have the Galaxy PR folks’ cellphone, but I’ll skip calling and avoid talking to players and coaches. What do I ask? How humiliated are you? Have you ever seen a team you were a part of play that badly? Do you know what a goal looks like?
And yes, I’m sharpening the knives for the mid-season Galaxy and Chivas USA review I am planning for Tuesday’s column.
These stats don’t lie.
And remember, this was a sixth-place team against one bidding for first in the Western Conference.
Kudos to Kenny Cooper for showing the officials at Cardiff City in Wales what he can do for them.