— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 12, 2014
Fresh off a triumphant finale to his U.S. career, Landon Donovan and the Galaxy are in Dallas as the run-in to the MLS playoffs continues ahead of two crunch games at Seattle that will shape the playoffs.
Tip of the hat to Why Evolution is True.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 29, 2014
The Galaxy are cruising and clearly look like the class of MLS at the moment, as this week’s soccer column illustrates.
Indeed, so spectacular are the Galaxy, it’s getting difficult to decide which highlight reel goal is the best:
— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) September 29, 2014
Tim Cahill was anonymous. Thierry Henry was exasperated. And the Red Bulls in general were pathetic with a couple of the worst blunders that led to goals we’ve seen all year long at StubHub.
On the other hand, Landon Donovan just seems to get better as retirement approaches with a memorable game offensively and defensively. Robbie Keane is getting more audacious and in complete command of his game as he matures. And Gyasi Zardes is a future USMNT star in the making.
Said NYRB coach Mike Petke: “It’s best team that we faced all year, by a long shot.”
Phil Collin’s game story is here.
Am I reading this correctly that Robbie Keane chipped the keeper again?? What a bad, bad man… I need video. #legend
— Alecko Eskandarian (@alecko11) September 29, 2014
Next for the Galaxy: Toronto FC at StubHub Center Saturday
I’ll have more in Tuesday’s column.
Here’s your Monday cheat sheet to get you caught up on the MLS action: Striker Alan Gordon scored yet again for the Galaxy Saturday in Carson with an 83rd minute goal that beat Dallas, clinched a playoff spot and moved the club into a tie with Seattle for the MLS lead.
Next for the Galaxy: %:30 p.m. Sunday at StubHub Center against the New York Red Bulls.
The LA Galaxy II saw their season come to a close before a sold-out crowd in MLS-hungry Sacramento, while Chivas USA lost yet again before a capacity crowd in Toronto. The Goats didn’t even manage a shot on goal until the last 10 minutes of the game.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 20, 2014
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) September 19, 2014
— Travis Bowen (@TravisBowen27) September 20, 2014
— LA56 KDOC-TV (@LA56TV) September 19, 2014
For more, read this week’s column here.
Busy weekend? Let’s play catch-up.
The Galaxy dropped valuable road points for a second consecutive game in a foul-ridden game in the Bay Area, striker Robbie Keane missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw against the Earthquakes Sunday and the chance to win the game on a weekend that saw rivals Seattle become the first MLS team to clinch a post-season berth.
Next for the Galaxy: FC Dallas at StubHub Center 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Meanwhile, does anyone — even the people who work there — still care about Chivas USA anymore as their futile winless streak hits double digits?
We’ll spare you the video on that one.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 14, 2014