For the third consecutive game, the Galaxy went on the road and scored another road victory.
Saturday night, thanks to a pair of goals from Giovani dos Santos the Galaxy took down in-state rivals San Jose, 4-2 in the latest edition of the Cali Clasico.
The Galaxy improved to 5-5-2, now with 17 points, moving them into sixth place in the Western Conference. The victory also gave the Galaxy their fourth on the road, tying their total of road victories from last year.
Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo: “Nothing phases us. We’ve dealt with a lot of adversity early on and that’s made us a better group and a better team. I like how we grew as the game progressed because obviously I was a little concerned that we conceded twice in the first half, I think we just locked it up and had a very good second half.”
What’s next: The Galaxy conclude a stretch of four consecutive road games, June 3 at D.C. United.
The Galaxy is giving away 12,500 retro T-shirts at Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game against the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center in Carson.
I suspect they’ll be looking for a little of the Galaxy of old if the club hopes to get a crucial victory — and coach Curt Onalfo wants to keep his job.
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
Brazilian and Orlando City SC midfielder Kaka is the highest paid player in Major League Soccer this year, according to information released by the MLS Players Union.
KaKa is set to earn a base salary of $6.66 million with a guaranteed compensation of $7.16 million.
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco is the second highest paid, earning a base of $5.6 million and guaranteed of $7.12 million.
Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley ($6.5 million), New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo ($5.9 million) and David Villa ($5.6 million) round out the top five
The Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos is sixth with a guaranteed compensation of $5.5 million.
Galaxy beat writer Damian Calhoun described Sunday’s pitiful performance by the Galaxy against the previously unimpressive Seattle Sounders as “disappointing“; in contrast, much of the other reaction out there was considerably less charitable.
You can read my take on the LA Galaxy in my 100 Percent Soccer column Thursday.
In the meantime, gnaw on this:
(The shuttle doesn’t operate until after the 90 minutes are up; I left at half time explaining that the game really was over, but no bus was available. A kindly supervisor spared me from watching the rest of the second half though, giving me a ride to my car at Harbor Gateway Transit Center).