Dynamo’s Brad Davis vs. the Galaxy’s Todd Dunivant Saturday (AP Photo).
The final score did not reflect how completely the Galaxy controlled this game.
*The Houston perspective.
*Notable: The Galaxy have scored five goals this season and striker Edson Buddle has scored them all (equaling his tally from all of last season). Is that a reason to celebrate the return of Buddle’s consistent scoring touch – or worry because the Galaxy’s goals are coming from just one source?
Buddle’s two goals gave him 30 in his Galaxy career, moving him into a tie for fifth on the club’s all-time scoring list with Eduardo Hurtado. Buddle is five goals behind fourth-place Mauricio Cienfuegos.
Galaxy XI: Donovan Ricketts; Todd Dunivant, Leonardo, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza; Mike Magee, Chris Birchall (Jovan Kirovski 83′), Juninho (Michael Stephens 80′), Sean Franklin; Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle (Alan Gordon 67′).
Chivas USA-New York Red Bulls:
*Chivas USA-New New York Red Bulls game story.
“They’re a lot of things we have to fix, but they are fixable,” Chivas USA Coach Martin Vasquez said. “It wasn’t pretty at times, but we got the win.”
Actually, it wasn’t pretty at any time. But that wasn’t the most important thing.
“A win will bring confidence back,” Vasquez said. “A win will let you know you’re on the right track. … We’re going to build on this.”
*Notable: Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton notched the fourth assist of his career.
Next for Chivas USA: at Houston Saturday.
Next for the Galaxy: hosting Real Salt Lake Saturday