In the waning moments of the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory Saturday, the Los Angeles Galaxy had what seemed like its entire team camped in front of San Jose's goal. "The ball was
around our [6-yard box] for what seemed like five minutes," Earthquakes defender Chris Leitch
said. "Guys were falling all over each other."
which has lost two in a row after a 10-match unbeaten streak, dumped balls into the penalty pox throughout the match in hopes of taking advantage of its tall lineup. "Once it went 2-0 they wanted
to make it ugly," San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon
said. Los Angeles goalie Donovan Ricketts
"was kicking it from San Francisco and still getting it in the
Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop
sees improvement in his squad, in luck if not in performance. "That scramble would have gone in four or five weeks
ago," he said, referring to the Galaxy's sustained threat in the 88th minute. San Jose is 2-1-1 in its past four matches and has a bye next week. That should allow Jason
and Arturo Alvarez
enough time to heal for a July 3 match at Real Salt Lake. And Trinidad and Tobago striker Cornell Glen
expected to have his visa issues sorted out by then.
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