A young Revolution without six regulars, victims of their marathon schedule, and fielding a team with no outfield player older than 26, fell 1-0 to the Galaxy Saturday on a goal by debutant Alecko Eskandarian. It was the Galaxy’s second consecutive home one goal win.
Quotable: “To get these last two wins at home are very important,” said Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena. “It helps us move up the ladder a little bit, and position our team to be competitive for hopefully, a playoff run in the second half of the season.”
Here’s a little more from Eskandarian, who because he’s such a nice guy is a popular player among the press:
On his debut for the Galaxy –
“It’s always interesting when you go from one rival to another, but I’ve known so many of these guys from prior teams or national teams so it was very easy for me to come in and integrate with the squad.”
On his goal –
“We’ve got some very good crossers of the ball with this team so as a forward you just want to make runs and get on the end of them. Todd (Dunivant) served up a great ball and I had to finish it because it was such a great ball.
“I think me and Edson (Buddle) were doing well making runs because I felt we were losing them pretty often.”