CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Monterrey at LA Galaxy in Carson

If the Galaxy were under any illusions about the magnitude of the task facing them tonight in Carson, they were dispelled Tuesday as fellow MLS CONCACAF Champions League semifinalists Seattle were outclassed at home by Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna.

The 1-0 scoreline did not adequately reflect the dominance of the Mexican visitors who were clearly superior to a Sounders team struggling with an insipid start to the season.

If the Galaxy are looking for crumbs of comfort they can point to a poor recent away record in Liga MX play for the visitors and their own firepower that has sizzled to start the season as I pointed out in this week’s column.

Mike Magee, he of five goals in five games that plopped him atop the MLS scoring charts, was named the league’s player of the month today, while Inglewood’s Jose Villareal continues to impress.

I plan to Tweet from the game tonight @lasoccerblog, while Staff Writer Phil Collin will have a full game wrap later here.

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