Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Galaxy falls again to Colorado
by Paul Kennedy, April 8th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily



[U.S. OPEN CUP] Three days after the Los Angeles Galaxy suffered an embarrassing loss to the Colorado Rapids in MLS action, they met again at the Home Depot Center in a U.S. Open Cup qualifying game. The Galaxy's defense, pathetic on Saturday, held firm, but its attack was equally abysmal in the rematch, playing with a man advantage for 84 minutes but failing to convert a host of chances, and Los Angeles fell again, this time on penalty kicks, after the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Colorado won, 4-2, thanks to saves by goalkeeper Preston Burpo on shots by Chris Klein and Mike Magee.

Saturday's embarrassment had turned away the remaining Galaxy faithful, and the rematch was played in a near-empty Home Depot Center.

The Rapids' Greg Dalby received a red card in the 36th minute, but the Galaxy failed to score, putting only six of its 24 shots on target.

Galaxy star Landon Donovan, coming off two World Cup qualifiers and an MLS game in the space of a week, watched the game from the stands.

The game marked the Galaxy debut of former U.S. national team defender Gregg Berhalter.

The Rapids will play either the Seattle Sounders FC or Real Salt Lake in the second MLS qualifying round. Seattle and RSL meet April 28.

No comments yet.

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: David Ousted    
"If someone isn't doing their job, then we as leaders are supposed to step up and ...
USWNT: Lynn Williams' magic touch continues    
Lynn Williams helped the Western New York Flash win its first NWSL title, scoring deep into ...
MLS Injuries: Diaz out for 2016 with torn Achilles tendon    
Fate has dealt the players and coaching staff of FC Dallas a stiff challenge on the ...
MLS Moves: TFC signs former HG Delgado to new deal    
Toronto FC has signed some of the biggest names ever to play in MLS, and it's ...
CCL: Portland Timbers' ouster 'hurts'    
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter put it best. The Timbers' 1-1 tie with Saprissa that knocked ...
What They're Saying: Luis Enrique    
"We saw Messi play like a kid in the school playground today." -- Barcelona coach Luis ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys head to France    
U.S. U-16 boys national team coach Shaun Tsakiris has named a 20-player roster for the Val-de-Marne ...
What They're Saying: Howard Webb    
"I could have imagined some less-than-sympathetic person remarking, 'Can we trust Webb on a football field? ...
Video Pick: The lighter side of Jose Mourinho    
Jose Mourinho took on English comedian John Bishop in a charity joke-off for "Stand Up To ...
Survey: Coaching Compensation in the USA     
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Soccer America have partnered on a research ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives