Galaxy 1 Revolution 0
When Galaxy midfielder Eddie Lewis left in the 26th minute with a left knee contusion and was replaced by Alex Cazumba, Coach Bruce Arena found himself fielding all three of his young Brazilian imports in the first game of the season to good effect, sending a message to his sidelined veterans as well.
The Galaxy are firmly in control of this one with the Revs seemingly unable to penetrate the attacking half.
The Brazilian trio have been involved in all the best Galaxy chances outside of Buddle’s sixth minute goal.
Central defender Leonardo headed over the bar from a Landon Donovan corner kick in the 26th minute, Cazumba supplied a cross that needed a Kevin Alston deflection to stop a stabbing Buddle attempt from 14yards in the 36th minute and Juninho supplied the cross that gave Revs goalkeeper Preston Burpo issues and Mike Magee almost a headed goal two minutes before half time.
Key stat: the Galaxy have seven shots to the Revs’ one.