The Kings weren’t the only LA team to go down to a defeat Saturday night as our sister newspaper The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
If you were busy watching soccer on ice last night, here are the lowlights of the Galaxy’s game against Real Salt Lake.
Landon Donovan scored as if to make a point to someone, but it wasn’t enough for the depleted Galaxy.
Quotable: “In this league you don’t have a roster of 20 or 25 guys that are sort of all the same,” said Landon Donovan. “In other leagues in the world you have more of that. In this league when you miss 3 or 4 guys that are instrumental, it makes a difference. We can still be better as a group with the guys we have. We have done enough for the most part to get some points in these games, but we’re falling short when it matters.”
Incidentally, Cudicini’s absence was variously diplomatically described on Twitter as “coaches decision” and “lineup rotation.” Where I come from that’s called “dropped.”
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena didn’t sound thrilled the Galaxy were one of the few MLS teams to play a reduced schedule because of World Cup qualifying: “They got the goal at the end, and that made the difference.”
Next for the Galaxy: in Portland against the Timbers June 19.
BTW, Tuesday’s games are back on ESPN, which has a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. with Mexico-Costa Rica followed by U.S.-Panama.
Meanwhile, ESPN has announced it will show all 52 games from the Under-20 World Cup that kicks off June 21 with all three U.S. group games on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. As expected, the U.S. squad has a large Southern California contingent.
No weekly column from me this week due to the holiday weekend, but I did get the chance to jump on this week’s Corner of the Galaxy podcast where the subject of discussion was the Robbie Rogers-Mike Magee trade.
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The entities of Grupo Chivas have received the Certificate for Equality and Gender Model based on the principle of equality and its application constitutes one of the fundamental rights for men and women collaborating with the group, also at the international level.
Once again, we reiterate our most absolute respect for diversity.
And, no I have no idea what an “opinion disability” is either.
Chivas USA announced its Youth Academy Soccer Director Sacha van der Most will serve as interim head coach for Saturday’s game against the Seattle Sounders in Carson.
Newly-appointed coach Jose Luis Real Casillas assumes the helm next week.