LA Galaxy 1, San Jose Earthquakes 1
April 18, 2009
Oakland Alameda Coliseum – Oakland, Calif.
SJ – Pablo Campos 1 (Chris Leitch 3) 5’
LA – Bryan Jordan 1 (Landon Donovan 3, Dema Kovalenko 1) 76’
LA – Dema Kovalenko (Yellow Card) 25’
SJ – Ramiro Corrales (Yellow Card) 67’
LA – Stefani Miglioranzi (Yellow Card) 73’
SJ – Nick Garcia (Yellow Card) 90’
SJ – Quincy Amarikawa (Yellow Card) 91+
LA Galaxy: Donovan Ricketts, Omar Gonzalez, Tony Sanneh, A.J. DeLaGarza (Chris Klein 65’), Eddie Lewis, Sean Franklin, Dema Kovalenko, Stefani Miglioranzi, Landon Donovan©, Mike Magee (Bryan Jordan 56’), Jovan Kirovski (Todd Dunivant 79’).
Subs Not Used: Josh Saunders, Yohance Marshall, Josh Tudela, Tristan Bowen.
San Jose Earthquakes: Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch, Nick Garcia, Ryan Cochrane, Nick Garcia, Eric Denton, Simon Elliott (Davide Somma 86’), Ramiro Corrales©, Arturo Alvarez, Bobby Convey, Pablo Campos (Quincy Amarikawa 65’), Ryan Johnson (Cam Weaver 79’).
Subs Not Used: Andrew Weber, Jamil Roberts, Brandon McDonald, Michael Zahar.
· With the draw, the Galaxy are now 0-1-3 on the season, leaving them alone in sixth place in the Western Conference with three points.
· Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena made four changes to his lineup from the 0-0 draw with Chivas USA last weekend. Tony Sanneh, Dema Kovalenko Jovan Kirovski and Mike Magee were all brought back into the team, replacing Gregg Berhalter and Alan Gordon who were suspended and Chris Klein and Josh Tudela who started the game on the bench.
· In addition to Berhalter and Gordon, the Galaxy were also without Edson Buddle and Leonard Griffin who missed the game through injury.
· Chris Klein started the game on the bench, ending his MLS record streak of 118 consecutive starts, which began in June 2005 when he was a member of the Kansas City Wizards. Klein did enter the game as a second half substitute, meaning that he is now just two games away from his 300th career game played in MLS.
· As a result of Pablo Campos’ first half goal, the Galaxy have now surrendered the opening goal in three of their four games this season.
· That was the only goal allowed by the Galaxy in the game, meaning that the club has only allowed one goal in the last two games. At no point during the 2008 season did LA allow just one goal over any two game span.
· Bryan Jordan’s goal was the first of the season and the second of his MLS career. Jordan scored his first career goal in the 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake on September 6, 2008.
· Landon Donovan assisted on Jordan’s goal, meaning that he has now scored or assisted on all five of the Galaxy’s goals this season.
· Donovan, who used to play for the Earthquakes, has now scored or assisted on nine of the 13 goals that LA has scored against San Jose since the start of the 2005 season. He has five goals and four assists in that time.
· Three of the Galaxy’s five goals scored this season have come in the final 15 minutes of the game.
· Todd Dunivant entered the game in the 79th minute, making his first appearance of the 2009 season. Dunivant had missed each of the first three games while rehabbing from ankle surgery.
· Dema Kovalenko was shown a yellow card in the first half of the game, meaning that he has been either booked or sent off in all three MLS games in which he has appeared in for the Galaxy.
· The attendance for today’s game was 15,682.
· The Galaxy are back in action next Saturday night when they travel to Colorado to take on the Colorado Rapids. That game will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.; starting at 7:30 p.m. FS West will carry the game on tape delay starting at 10 p.m.
· For more about this afternoon’s game, please visit www.lagalaxy.com.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
LA Galaxy 1, San Jose Earthquakes 1