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's Defense Sparks Win Over Dynamo
MLSnet.com , June 29th, 2009 3:46PM

MOST READ


The Los Angeles Galaxy players said it wasn't a desperate situation but they sensed some urgency. In need of a home win after a 1-2-4 home record this season, the Galaxy relied on stingy defense to beat Western Conference leader Houston Dynamo, 1-0.

A first-half goal from Todd Dunivant helped give the Galaxy 18 points, 10 behind Houston, which leads the conference with one point more than Chivas USA. "I'm happy to say we're up in there with a bunch of teams," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said about his team standing in the middle of the pack in the Western Conference. "That's OK. We're not in the worst position. We're not in the best position."

Despite the win, Arena thinks his team has a lot of room for improvement, particularly in the back. A.J. De La Garza, Gregg Berhalter, Omar Gonzalez and Dunivant, with the support of goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, helped keep Houston without a goal only for the fourth time this season. "I think we've improved on the defensive end," Arena said. "We're building. I think we can only get better." The Galaxy will also get an offensive boost when Landon Donovan returns from international duties to join the team early next week. He should be ready to play in the club's home match against New England July 4.

 

 

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
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 ...
Giroud Honors Hillsborough Victims     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud paid tribute to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster after scoring ...
PSG President: Blanc Has My Full Support    
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims that coach Laurent Blanc has his "full support" amid recent ...
Donovan Opens Up About Aging    
Speaking at a promotional event for Samsung, U.S. men's national team midfielder Landon Donovan opened up ...
Dortmund Blanks Wolfsburg German Cup Semi    
Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday reached its sixth German Cup final, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals ...
Candidate: FIFA Must Close Inequality Gap    
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes soccer's world governing body should do more to tackle inequality ...
Report: Man City the World's Best Paid Team    
Manchester City's first team is apparently the best-paid in world sports, according to a new report ...
Vice President Biden to Attend World Cup    
The World Cup trophy made its first stop in the United States on Monday as part ...
Beckham's Stadium Plan Runs into Opposition    
David Beckham's plan to build a waterfront stadium to house his new MLS franchise in PortMiami ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives