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
Galaxy Still The Entertainers
ESPN Soccernet, June 23rd, 2008 1:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

There were mainly low-scoring games in Major League Soccer this past week (only three out of nine games produced more than two goals), but the L.A. Galaxy, the league's top scorers with 31 goals, continued to buck the trend by putting three past the Columbus Crew. It also conceded three to share the points, with David Beckham squandering an easy chance to win the game shortly before the end.
 
"The team scores like no other in the league -- and then can concede goals at the same pace," writes Andrea Canales. "That's not a satisfying combination for the players themselves, and the frustration was evident." Landon Donovan, who scored twice but could have had six, said "we were a little naive and a little unlucky and that's usually a bad combo. We got punished for it tonight. We weren't really clicking."
 
Coach Ruud Gullit talked about throwing away two points, while Beckham said the win felt like a loss. As for his late miss, "the grass gave way just as I struck the ball. To hit it so far off from that distance something must have happened. It felt like a penalty I took once against Portugal [at Euro 2004], and if you watch the video as I went to strike the ball it actually lifted up from my standing foot." And sorry, sir, but the dog ate my homework.

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
Atletico Madrid Signs Young French Star    
Spanish La Liga champion Atletico Madrid has acquired 23-year-old French World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from ...
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Makes Comeback at 41    
Former Mexico striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has returned to the top flight of Mexican soccer at the ...
Jack Wilshere Regrets Having a Smoke    
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was caught on ...
Dick Advocaat Takes Serbia Helm    
Dutchman Dick Advocaat, whose resume includes stints as coach of the Netherlands, South Korea, PSV Eindhoven ...
Arsenal Buys Teen Defender for $27 million    
Arsenal has signed England U-19 defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for about $27 million. The 19-year-old ...
Schweinsteiger Says Sorry for Insulting Song    
World Cup winner and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video appeared of ...
Lionel Messi Not Clear of Tax Trouble    
Despite the prosecutor arguing in June that his father Jorge was responsible for the family's finances ...
Ranieri Named Greece Coach     
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months    
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica     
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives