The Galaxy are on arguably the worst four-game uneaten streak in club history with only another Alan Gordon header saving them from an ugly looking loss to an unimpressive Colorado Rapids side in front of a sparse crowd and now head out on a three-game road swing, their longest of the season.
“That’s my family,” said Long Beach native Alan Gordan of the fans chanting his name. “I paid them to say that. If you want fans, you’ve got to invite the family.”
The Galaxy are winless (0-2-2) when trailing at half time and after conceding the first goal this season.
Well that wasn't good. Lot of work to do. Happy for @Maganto10 making his debut for @LAGalaxy . He's gonna have a bright future ahead of him
Tickets to the Club America game go on sale to the general public May 7; ticket information for the Barcelona game has yet to be announced.
“Southern California is the perfect location to host multiple soccer matches,” said Charlie Stillitano, chairman of promoter Relevent Sports. “Last year’s match with the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl against Manchester United drew more than 80,000 fans, illustrating the demand for world-class soccer in the area. We are thrilled to bring both Club América and Barcelona and their rabid fan bases to Los Angeles. The reigning MLS Cup winners facing the best teams in Mexico and Spain will provide electric soccer in front of an engaged and raucous crowd.”
The Galaxy met Barcelona in 2009 in front of 93,137 at the Rose Bowl in a 2-1 loss that saw David Beckham notch the lone LA goal.
A pedestrian Galaxy performance punctuated by two moments of brilliance — a ninth-minute Bradford Jamieson IV goal, the first in MLS for the 18-year-old, and a 74-minute Jaime Penado save on Bradley Wright-Phillips to preserve the 1-1 draw — nevertheless saw LA take two points off the Eastern Conference leaders, who are unbeaten in a half dozen straight games to open the season. Game story
“I think we controlled the game more today, we did a lot of the things that we wanted to today – put them under pressure, create chances, things like that,” said New York midfielder Sacha Kljestan.”We leave disappointed because we gave up an early goal off of a little small defensive one-on-one mistake, but I think the mentality was good to come back again. We got an ugly goal, we created some good chances and we probably should have scored a few more. So overall, disappointed. The Galaxy tried to kill off the game from the first minute and must’ve wasted 10 minutes of actual playing time so that annoys me.”
The Galaxy are unbeaten in three straight games, but also have failed to win on the road in 10 straight games, going 0-5-5 during that span.
Two more locals associated with soccer — agent Richard Motzkin and Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers, who is emerging as a respected spokesman in the gay community — make the list of the top five up and comers.