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
D.C.-L.A. Showdown Promises Goal Feast
Washington Post, June 26th, 2008 12:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Let's be honest, it's not every weekend that you look at Major League Soccer's schedule and are struck by the prospect of a can't-miss game. But this Sunday's clash between the league's top two scorers, the L.A. Galaxy and D.C. United, promises to be something more than your average MLS fare. With over 32,000 tickets sold to the midday clash at RFK Stadium, scoring will be expected as the Galaxy, with 31 goals so far this season, meets a team with 24 strikes of its own, and which has yet to keep a clean sheet with the season almost half way over.

"They [L.A.] are phenomenal offensively," United defender Devon McTavish told Steven Goff. "They come at you in a whole bunch of different ways. Buddle is big and physical and has got a great finishing touch. Donovan makes those runs into space and then Beckham can place the ball wherever he wants on the field. They are going to hit you with a lot of different weapons. Thankfully, our offense is pretty potent as well, so it might be an offensive show."

United has sparked its own offense in recent weeks after a dreadful start to the season, but still has a weak spot in goal, where Zach Wells continues to make mistakes. Last weekend he fumbled an easy cross that allowed San Jose to level in what was eventually a 3-1 win for United. "It's a disappointing play," D.C. coach Tom Soehn said. "What else can you say? He was the first to say he made a mistake. Mistakes happen. We can't dwell on them; we have to move forward right now." It's a strange season when D.C. keeping a clean sheet at home would be a major story.

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
New York passes goal-anchoring law    
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill late that requires the state to come ...
Gervinho Tries to Smuggle Woman into Italy     
Apparently, AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho tried and failed to smuggle a woman onto ...
Report: Wilshere Out Two-Three Months     
The Guardian on Monday reported that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who went off injured in the ...
Enrique: Messi to Play Different Positions for Barca    
Lionel Messi will be used both as the main striker as well as a wide forward ...
Valcke: FIFA's Reputation is Damaged    
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Tuesday acknowledged that it could take "years" to rebuild FIFA's ...
Ribery Rips FIFA's Ballon d'Or     
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery expects teammates Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer to miss out on ...
Pellegrini: Aguero 'One of the Best in the World'    
Manuel Pellegrini hailed hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero for rescuing Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes with ...
Mourinho Hails 'Complete' Chelsea     
Jose Mourinho hailed the 'complete' performance of his players as Chelsea sealed first-place in Group G ...
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives