Wednesday Kicks: No Blues for Galaxy & more

i-981dc752187daaa3ec3cea0408dc104d-griffinsmall.jpgFormer Galaxy player Leonard Griffin out jumps Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez in a U.S. Open Cup game Tuesday between the LA Blues and the MLS club at Cal State Fullerton (Photo courtesy LA Blues).

*Staff Writer Phil Collin made the trek to Orange County for the U.S. Open Cup game between the Galaxy and the minor league LA Blues and filed this game story.

*Earlier in the day the U.S. Women’s National Team opened their World Cup campaign against North Korea with Torrance’s Shannon Boxx going the full 90 and looking dominant in midfield.

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  • studs down

    Spirited game as a cup game should be. well worth the near 2 hour drive in rush hour traffic. I’m glad galaxy finally treated this game with the respect it deserves by starting a strong squad. Kudos to the Blues for putting up a great effort. Good enough for me to buy one their scarves. Pleasantly surprised that more than 3 thousand people should up. Grateful that the game was handled by the Galaxy as a “home” game. They organized it very well . Lack of a program or at least a roster sheet being the only negative. Preki and Zak Abdel were the only “celebrities” I spotted though. Bring on the Sounders next. will be interesting to see who’ll get to host that game.