Galaxy 1 Red Bull New York 1
Star struck: The two biggest names in MLS, David Beckham and Thierry Henry, see the funny side of things after the game Saturday in Carson (AP Photo).
On a day in MLS that saw just eight goals scored in seven games and three scoreless draws, the Galaxy and New York Red Bulls turned on the style with one of the most entertaining and well-played games seen so far this season.
An announced capacity crowd of 27,000 (although there were noticeable patches of empty seats) at Home Depot Center saw an engrossing exhibition of flowing, often end to end action. The result may have been inconclusive, but it tees up the rematch, which is set for Sunday, Aug. 28 on ESPN2.
“It was a great game,” said Landon Donovan. “Your not going to see to many games like that in our league this year. I was impressed by how much they put into it to try to win the game. Most teams come here and try to defend for 90 minutes. It was just a good fast game.”
*Phil Collin has the game story.
The man doth protest too much: David Beckham strikes an increasingly familiar pose against New York Saturday. But he escaped a yellow card this time around (AP Photo).
“I think we’re learning this year that if we want to score a goal we have to score two goals,” said Landon Donovan. “If we want to score two goals we really have to score three or four. It’s unfortunate. You would have thought that at some point we would have got the benefit of the doubt, but it’s not happened yet.”