Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Colorado wins in PK, 4-2

LA Galaxy 0, Colorado Rapids 1 (Pks 4-2)
U.S. Open Cup Play-in Game
April 7, 2009
The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.

Scoring Summary:
COL – None.
LA – None.

Penalty kicks:
COL –Cummings (Goal), Ballouchy (Goal), Clark (Goal), Ihemelu (Goal)
LA – Gordon (Goal), Klein (Save), Jordan (Goal), Magee (Save)

Misconduct Summary:
COL -- Greg Dalby (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 36
LA -- Omar Gonzalez (caution; Reckless Tackle) 41
LA -- Yohance Marshall (caution; Reckless Tackle) 63

LA Galaxy: Josh Saunders, Omar Gonzalez (Josh Tudela 90), Gregg Berhalter (Mike Magee 74), Yohance Marshall, A.J. DeLaGarza, Sean Franklin, Jovan Kirovski, Stefani Miglioranzi, Kyle Patterson (Chris Klein 61), Tristan Bowen (Alan Gordon 61), Bryan Jordan.

Subs Not Used: Todd Dunivant, Julian Valentin, Miguel Benitez.

Colorado Rapids: Preston Burpo, Kosuke Kimura (Ugo Ihemelu 75), Ty Harden, Scott Palguta, Ivan Guerrero, Colin Clark, Terry Cooke (Jordan Harvey 90), Greg Dalby, Nick LaBrocca (Mehdi Ballouchy 46), Jacob Peterson, Ross Schunk (Omar Cummings 63).

Subs Not Used: Steward Ceus, Michael Holody, Gregory Richardson.

• Tonight’s game against the Rapids was the fourth Open Cup Play-In Game in Galaxy history, with all three coming since the start of the 2007 season. In 2007, LA beat Columbus 1-0 on the road and then beat New York 3-1 in extra time at The Home Depot Center to earn a berth in the third Round of the Open Cup. However, in 2008, the Galaxy lost their first Open Cup Play-In Game at home to Colorado, falling 1-0 behind a late Conor Casey goal.
• Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena made seven changes to his lineup from the Saturday’s game against Colorado on April 4. Gregg Berhalter, Tristan Bowen and Yohance Marshall all made their Galaxy debut. A.J. DeLaGarza, Bryan Jordan, Jovan Kirovski and Stefani Miglioranzi were also new to the starting 11.
• Todd Dunivant was available for action for the first time this season, but did not play. Joining Dunivant as subs that were not used were Miguel Benitez and Julian Valentin.
• Galaxy played with a man advantage for the majority of the game— Colorado’s Greg Dalby was shown the red car in the 36th minute following a late tackle on Miglioranzi. The advantage was evident in the shots category as the Galaxy outshot the Rapids, 24-11.
• Rookie Omar González was booked for the first time in his professional career in the 41st minute.
• The attendance for today’s game was 6,219.
• The Galaxy are back in action on Saturday night in the first installment of the Honda SuperClasico against Chivas USA in a game that will be shown live on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.
• For more about tonight’s game, please visit www.lagalaxy.com.


Anonymous said...

attendance figures across the board show why USSF doens't promote the US Open Cup...

another PK loss, out of the Cup, so all is left is the MLS.

Summer friendlies don't count.

Anonymous said...

Ricketts were are u? Sauders is scared back their. Even the rookie Benitez could have done better.

Bruce... C'mon! L

Anonymous said...

Game was torture to watch. Galaxy have to step up and play PROFESSIONAL soccer!