Sunday, April 13, 2008

We're Underway

It's a scorcher at The Home Depot Center and I'm sure that the guys are glad to be wearing white.

Here are the teams and we'll have more in a bit.

LA Galaxy: Steve Cronin, Mike Randolph, Greg Vanney, Sean Franklin, Chris Klein, Alvaro Pires, Brandon McDonald, Ely Allen, David Beckham©, Landon Donovan, Alan Gordon.

Subs Not Used: Josh Wicks, Abel Xavier, Michael Gavin, Troy Roberts, Peter Vagenas, Josh Tudela, Edson Buddle.

Toronto FC: Greg Sutton, Marvel Wynne, Marco Velez, Tyrone Marshall, Jim Brennan©, Jarrod Smith, Carl Robinson, Maurice Edu, Laurent Robert, Amado Guevara, Danny Dichio.

Subs Not Used: Brian Edwards, Julius James, Tyler Hemming, Tyler Roselund, Todd Dunivant, Jeff Cunningham.

1 comment:

charlesj27 said...

Well once again we witnessed what occurs when our team does not finish the scoring chances and opportunities that were available. Yes, it was a hot afternoon... Yes, the sun was beating down on the pitch... But, this was a HOME game. And, Toronto FC (we knew... we had to have known) came into this match to win and to take away the three points. There were evident & apparent gaps in final third finishing and goal-keeping. Yes, our LA Galaxy did well overall maintaing good ball control and posession at times. But, then you could see that some our team members were tired, and we were slowing down - so, Head Coach Ruud got up and started to direct the team again. Honestly, folks - our LA Galaxy should have decidedly won this game... and, averted some of the pressure off our backs. Now again, we've dug ourselves further into the trenches. Can we please STOP "experimenting" and "waiting" with certain members of our team to see if they can produce the strength, determination, pace, alertness, and resolve once it's game-time. We must have players that know, understand, play, and show what they need to do on the pitch. If they can't - they can't! We accept it, and, make the necessary decisions. Pre-Season is OVER!!! We are now into the third (3rd) week of our 2008 MLS regular season. Next week we play Houston Dynamo and the week after Chivas USA... Teams that are MUCH MORE DIFFICULT to win against. I want to commend and give high praise to Alvaro Pires, Sean Franklin, Chris Klein, Brandon McDonald, and Landon Donovan. They dug in and tried their utmost to fight back and allow for some winning chances. FINISHING, DRIBBLING, COUNTER-ATTACK is imperative as our LA Galaxy now enters the "gritty" part of the 2008 MLS season. I implore that the management & coaches make the necessary decisions that needs to get made. It's only going to get tougher - NOT easier!!!