Video: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake

The Kings weren’t the only LA team to go down to a defeat Saturday night as our sister newspaper The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

If you were busy watching soccer on ice last night, here are the lowlights of the Galaxy’s game against Real Salt Lake.
Landon Donovan scored as if to make a point to someone,  but it wasn’t enough for the depleted Galaxy.

Quotable: “In this league you don’t have a roster of 20 or 25 guys that are sort of all the same,” said Landon Donovan. “In other leagues in the world you have more of that. In this league when you miss 3 or 4 guys that are instrumental, it makes a difference.  We can still be better as a group with the guys we have. We have done enough for the most part to get some points in these games, but we’re falling short when it matters.”

Incidentally, Cudicini’s absence was variously diplomatically described on Twitter as “coaches decision” and “lineup rotation.” Where I come from that’s called “dropped.”

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena didn’t sound thrilled the Galaxy were one of the few MLS teams to play a reduced schedule because of World Cup qualifying: “They got the goal at the end, and that made the difference.”

Gotcha, Bruce,

Next for the Galaxy: in Portland against the Timbers June 19.

 

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  • Studs Up

    Let me see, Magee scores again and the Fire are undefeated and his replacement is sleep walking his way to “fitness” in front of our eyes in consequtive defeats. What a total waste AND inappropriate time to make a crucial roster change for the worst. This has to go down as one of the worst Galaxy roster moves since Mathis and Hartman were let go. Studs Way Up