For the umpteenth time this season — well, OK, 15th — the Galaxy conceded yet another late goal and
sucumbed to yet another defeat Saturday in Portland against the Timbers that squandered a valuable road point in what is becoming a sadly familiar problem as the Galaxy pointed out on their website:
“The goal is the 15th that the Galaxy have allowed in the final 15 minutes of matches and when LA give up a late goal, they’re a disappointing 1-7-2. Add it all up and this propensity to concede late is the reason the Galaxy find themselves in the middle of the Western Conference table as opposed to challenging Real Salt Lake at the top of the table.”
The manner of the loss clearly angered Galaxy coach Bruce Arena after the fiinal whistle and, perhaps wisely, he refrained from further public comment with the club not including anything more from him in the quotes issued after the game.
The next crushing loss for Galaxy fans: Saturday against Vancouver in Carson.
At least the Galaxy’s Landon Donovan had a good day.