Columbus Crew 0 Galaxy 2
When I was in elementary school in England a teacher wrote in my report card something to the effect that Nicholas determines the minimum amount of work needed to get the job done.
And does it. Successfully.
I bet the Galaxy can relate.
In a battle of the final two unbeaten MLS teams the Galaxy had three shots. They scored on two. It has been like that all season.
From the Galaxy:
The shutout was the Galaxy’s fifth straight and ninth in 11 games this season. The Galaxy have not allowed a goal in the last 456 minutes of play dating back to May 1.
Economical. Successful. How can you argue?
Rookie Michael Stephens’ opening goal was a treat. And in case you were wondering, Alan Gordon was out injured.
Van Nuys’ Tristan Bowen acquitted himself well in his second MLS start.
Brazilian Juninho missed the game due to a death in the family back in Brazil.
Galaxy lineup: Donovan Ricketts; Todd Dunivant, Gregg Berhalter, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza; Michael Stephens, Chris Birchall (Bryan Jordan 83′), Jovan Kirovski, Sean Franklin (Chris Klein 83′); Tristan Bowen, Mike Magee (Clint Mathis 65′).
Next: Houston Dynamo Saturday at Home Depot Center.