LA Galaxy 1, Chicago Fire 3
September 25, 2008
Toyota Park – Bridgeview, Ill.
CHI – Chris Rolfe 5 (John Thorrington 2) 13’
LA – Eddie Lewis 1 (Chris Klein 6, Landon Donovan 9) 35’
CHI – Cuauhtemoc Blanco 5 (Unassisted) 57’
CHI – Chris Rolfe 6 (Gonzalo Segares 2, Logan Pause 1) 59’
CHI – Bakary Soumare (Yellow Card) 72’
LA - Brandon McDonald (Yellow Card) 88'
LA – Troy Roberts (Yellow Card) 90’
LA Galaxy: Josh Wicks, Chris Klein, Sean Franklin, Troy Roberts, Ante Jazic, Greg Vanney (Brandon McDonald 80’), Eddie Lewis, David Beckham©, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle (Bryan Jordan 77’), Alan Gordon (Peter Vagenas 63’).
Subs Not Used: Josh Saunders, Julian Valentin, Joe Franchino, Ely Allen.
Chicago Fire: Jon Busch, Gonzalo Segares, Bakary Soumare, Wilman Conde, Brandon Prideaux, Logan Pause, John Thorrington, Justin Mapp (Mike Banner 79’), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Diego Gutierrez 89’), Chris Rolfe (Stephen King 84’), Brian McBride.
Subs Not Used: Nick Noble, Lider Marmol, Diego Gutierrez, Andy Herron, Tomasz Frankowski.
· With the loss, the Galaxy are now 7-11-8 on the season, leaving them on 29 points and in a tie for sixth place in the Western Conference with the San Jose Earthquakes. Both teams remain two points behind Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids for the third and final guaranteed playoff spot in the West.
· Bruce Arena named the same starting XI that he used in the 5-2 win over D.C. United on Sept. 20. It is the first time since Arena was named the head coach of the Galaxy on August 18 that he has used the same lineup in consecutive games and just the fourth time this year that the Galaxy have put out the same lineup in consecutive games.
· Eddie Lewis’ goal in the 35th minute was his first-ever goal for the Galaxy and his first in MLS since September 19, 1999 when he was a member of the San Jose Clash.
· Chris Klein started for the 111th consecutive game, extending his own MLS record. He is the only Galaxy player to appear in all 26 of the club’s games so far.
· Defender Eduardo Dominguez missed his third straight game while in Argentina with his wife, who gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sept. 15.
· With Chris Rolfe’s goal in the 13th minute, the Galaxy have now allowed the first goal in seven of their last nine games, including each of their last five games away from The Home Depot Center. This year the Galaxy are 2-11-4 when allowing the first goal of the game and 5-0-2 when scoring the first.
· The Galaxy are now 0-4-0 all-time at Toyota Park, losing all three of their league games there as well as the 2006 U.S. Open Cup Final.
· The attendance for tonight’s game was a sellout of 20,156.
· For more about tonight’s game, please visit http://www.lagalaxy.com/.
· The Galaxy are back in action at home on Saturday, October 4, when they take on the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The match will kick off at 4:30 p.m. (PT) and can be seen live on FSN Prime Ticket. The match will also be available live on the radio on KTLK 1150 AM (English) and KWKW 1330 ESPN Deportes (Spanish).
Thursday, September 25, 2008
LA Galaxy 1, Chicago Fire 3