The Galaxy ended their scoring drought in a 3-2 win over FC Dallas on Sunday at StubHub Center. The team is now back on top of the table in both the Western Conference and the Supporters Shield race.
Now that we can stop talking about that pesky scoring drought that lasted three games, we can look forward to the final three games of the regular season and what’s going on in other parts of MLS:
- OK, not done talking about last night’s game yet. Here’s a recap of the 3-2 win that put the Galaxy back on top of the conference and the Supporters’ Shield race.
- Video of Bruce Arena’s press conference and transcript
- Full quote sheet from the Galaxy
- LAGalaxy.com’s Adam Serrano with his analysis, including a note on Steven Gerrard’s good game
- Slo-mo highlights from the Galaxy
OK, now let’s see what the rest of the season could have in store for the Galaxy.
Because the Whitecaps lost to New York City FC on Saturday, they’ve dropped to second. The Sounders and Sporting Kansas City tied on Sunday, which puts just the tiniest bit more breathing room for the Galaxy at the top. San Jose pulled out a close one against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, so the Earthquakes are surely in the playoff hunt as well.
The Galaxy have only three games left in the season (at Seattle, vs. Portland and at Sporting Kansas City). For now, the Galaxy are the leaders in the clubhouse, but FC Dallas has five games left and could come back to take the lead, despite the loss Sunday. Dallas does lead the Western Conference in points per game (1.62), barely edging out the Galaxy (1.61), but the Galaxy downplayed the disparity of games left.
“There’s one team with 50 points and that’s us,” Bruce Arena said. “We got 50 in the bank; somebody else has to get that. That’s the most important thing.”
Said Robbie Keane: “I’ll take the points on the board all day long than the games in hand. You have to win the games in hand.”
Just for fun
Giovani dos Santos and Robbie Keane, teammates from way back at Tottenham, have developed a strong chemistry both on and off the pitch in Los Angeles. After Keane scored in the 14th minute off an assist from dos Santos, the pair whipped out their best dance moves. (See GIF in tweet).
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 28, 2015
Not sure if it was supposed to be a whip/nae nae type move, but it was fun nonetheless. Dos Santos was asked about it after the game as well: “The dance? It was a celebration that Robbie told me before the game to do that for his son and we did.”