Robbie Keane scores against Newcastle United Sunday, but couldn’t prevent the Birmingham club losing 2-1 on Tyneside (AP Photo).
*An uninvolving Super Bowl Sunday on this side of the Atlantic Ocean (even the commericials were pretty dull, I thought) was saved by a gripping game on the other side of the pond, as Manchester United fought back from 3-0 down to tie Chelsea in a game (among the best we’ve seen in the EPL this season) seen live nationwide on Fox.
*The Galaxy’s Robbie Keane had got things rolling earlier Sunday with his third goal in four games since joining Aston Villa on loan in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle United. Incidentally, the latest unsubstantiated tabloid rumor has Villa’s Stephen Ireland allegedly joining LA on loan.
Similarly, Landon Donovan was unable to prevent Everton gaining only a 1-1 draw with lowly Wigan Athletic this past weekend.
*Former Galaxy and Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa has joined D.C. United, his fourth MLS, the club announced today, after spending two seasons in the Azerbaijan first division.
*Looking ahead this week, several MLS teams are heading to Ventura County to train where they will be hosted by the PDL Fusion.
*Inglewood’s Jose Villarreal, who signed for the Galaxy just days ago, has surgery today for what appears to be a long-standing medical issue, while the process of winnowing draft picks has begun at the club.
*I’ll have more in Tuesday’s column about Edson Buddle rejoining the Galaxy; I’m off this morning to his first training session/press conference with the club in a year.