LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 1
July 10, 2008
The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.
NE – Ante Razov 4 (Sacha Kljestan 4) 15’
LA – Edson Buddle 11 (Peter Vagenas 2, David Beckham 7) 72’
LA – Peter Vagenas (Yellow Card) 6’
LA – Ante Jazic (Yellow Card) 26’
CHV – Sacha Kljestan (Yellow Card) 78’
LA – Greg Vanney (Yellow Card) 79’
LA Galaxy: Steve Cronin, Chris Klein, Troy Roberts, Greg Vanney, Ante Jazic (Joe Franchino 35’, Carlos Ruiz 58’), Peter Vagenas (Alvaro Pires 84’), Mike Randolph, Ely Allen, David Beckham©, Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan.
Subs Not Used: Vito Higgins, Julian Valentin, Josh Tudela, Alan Gordon.
Chivas USA: Brad Guzan, Carey Talley, Bobby Burling, Shavar Thomas, Jonathan Bornstein, Paulo Nagamura, Jesse Marsch©, Atiba Harris (Justin Braun 59’, Anthony Hamilton 84’), Francisco Mendoza, Sacha Kljestan, Ante Razov.
Subs Not Used: Dan Kennedy, Claudio Suarez, Jim Curtin, Daniel Paladini, Kraig Chiles.
· With the draw, the Galaxy are 6-6-4 on the season leaving them with 22 points. They remain in first place tie with Chivas USA in the Western Conference standings.
· Ruud Gullit made four changes to his team that lost 2-1 to New England on Friday, July 4. Sean Franklin, Alan Gordon, Alvaro Pires and Abel Xavier were all out of the lineup, while Ely Allen, Landon Donovan, Troy Roberts and Greg Vanney were brought in.
· With his goal tonight, Edson Buddle is now tied with Landon Donovan for a league best 11 goals. Buddle has also tied his career-high of 11 goals in a season. He last scored 11 goals in one season in 2004 as a member of the Columbus Crew.
· David Beckham’s assist, which now gives him seven for the season, puts him in a three-way tie with teammate Landon Donovan and Real Salt Lake’s Javier Morales for second place in the league.
· Abel Xavier and Sean Franklin each missed the game through injury. Franklin was ruled out for 2-3 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee while Xavier missed the match with inflammation in his left knee.
· Peter Vagenas returned to the lineup for the first time in a month, starting in central midfield. He had missed the last four games with a right quad injury.
· Ante Jazic left the match in 35th minute with a lower back spasm. He was replaced by Joe Franchino.
· With Ante Razov’s goal in the 15th minute, the Galaxy have now fallen behind in each of the last three games, going 0-2-1 in those matches. This season the Galaxy are 1-6-3 when allowing the first goal.
· With the draw, the Galaxy still lead the season series with Chivas USA, going 1-0-1 in those two games. The Galaxy will win the Honda SuperClasico championship with either a win or a draw on August 14 in the final game of the series.
· The attendance for tonight’s game was 27,000, which is the sixth sellout for the Galaxy this season and the third straight.
· The Galaxy are back in action on Saturday, July 19, when they travel to New York. The match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. (PT) at Giants Stadium and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel. The match will also be available live on the radio in English on AM 570 and in Spanish on KWKW 1330 ESPN Deportes.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 1