Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Even After Loss, L.A. Still Not Out of Playoffs
MLSNet.com, September 25th, 2006 3:47PM

MOST READ


Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Galaxy still isn't out of contention for the MLS Cup Playoffs despite losing 2-1 to the Chicago Fire this weekend. How's that? Because Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids, which are both vying for the same fourth-place spot, managed to lose over the weekend, too. The Fire took the lead in this one just 39 seconds into the game, after Chris Rolfe tapped in a nice centering pass from Justin Mapp, in what was the ninth-fastest goal in MLS history. After that, the Galaxy was able to compose itself and create some decent scoring chances, but Matt Pickens produced save after save until a lovely solo run down the middle from Landon Donovan in the 78th minute. Donovan used a defender as a screen to hit a solid left-footed drive past the helpless Pickens, who didn't move. However, Donovan's equalizer would last only six minutes, after Andy Herron was taken down in the corner of the penalty area. Herron then converted the resulting penalty. L.A. is still six points out of fourth place, with just three games of the regular season to go, but now it absolutely has to win its next three games to stand any chance of advancing to the playoffs. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
Martinez: Everton Can Still Finish Fourth     
Everton coach Roberto Martinez reflected on a "hurtful" 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at home in ...
Bartra Blames Bale Goal on Fitness    
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra insists that fitness issues kept him from keeping up with Real Madrid ...
Bale's Dream Comes True as Real Wins King's Cup    
Real Madrid won the first of what it hopes will be three major trophies this season ...
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives