Despite having 11 days between games, the L.A. Galaxy turned in what midfielder Mike Magee called a “lethargic” performance in a 1-1 draw against San Jose at home on Sunday.
The Galaxy were outshot 12-8, and despite taking a late lead on an own goal in the 83rd minute gave up the equalizer four minutes later. Although L.A. has a league-leading plus-12 goal differential, the team still only has one shutout on the season.
“I think we were four minutes away from what we wanted which was three points and that clean sheet we spoke about during the week,” midfielder Steven Gerrard told reporters. “But by no means did we play to our standards. I thought we were average early and lacked a bit of energy and a bit of creativity in the final third.”
The L.A. offense entered Sunday’s game in fine form, scoring a combined 17 goals in the past six games. The attack picked up in the final minutes, but ultimately the Galaxy needed San Jose’s Marvell Wynne to find the back of the net for them Sunday.
The Galaxy stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games and will play on the road next against Montreal.