Galaxy 0 Puntarenas 0
Well, that was a fairly ghastly 45 minutes.
To say the Galaxy dominated the half is an understatement; Puntarenas managed to get over the halfway line all of three times by my count.
The closest the Galaxy came to a goal was a Tristan Bowen blast off the bar from about 20 yards out in the 17th minute. Mike Magee had a shot saved seven minutes later.
All told the Galaxy had 10 shots, the Costa Ricans zilch.
Really, the Galaxy should have had better chances considering the possession they had.
I don’t whether the Costa Ricans are freezing, this is their second team or what, but they appear slow and disorganized. And that’s being charitable.
I’m sure Coach Bruce Arena would like to see more out of striker Edson Buddle. I know I would.
BTW, available off the bench are Yohance Marshall, A.J. DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Chris Birchall, draft pick Michael Stephens and Bryan Jordan, as well as goalkeepers Josh Saunders and Kevin Guppy.
Galaxy union reps Chris Klein and Todd Dunivant are busy, um, repping back east.
Updated: Gregg Berhalter is off to start the second half; Leonardo is in for him in central defense.