Monday, April 13, 2009

Looking Back At The SuperClasico

Donovan Rickets and Gregg Berhalter were making their MLS debuts, but they weren't the only ones facing the Red-and-White for the first time. Everyone in the backline was playing in their first SuperClasico. A.J., Omar, Gregg, Eddie and Ricketts more than held their own as they helped snap a 20-game streak in which the club had allowed at least one goal. The 0-0 draw on Saturday was the Galaxy's first shutout in an MLS match since June 14, 2008 when they defeated San Jose 3-0 at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

Here is some post-game audio from Saturday night:

Bruce Arena's Press Conference...


Gregg Berhalter...


Stefani Miglioranzi...


Sean Franklin...



ESPN.com's SuperClasico Highlights...



View more game highlights on LAGalaxy.com.

5 comments:

charlesj27 said...

Guys,
Thanks for the audio and also to include the ESPN highlights of the game. I was there at the game and a bunch of us kept hoping that the replay would show up on the Jumbo tron of that Gordon off-sides call. Since everything happened so fast, I didn't if it was off-sides or not. I kept thinking it wasn't... But, in this video because of the great angle the video captures the fact that it was off-sides.
Definitely, the difference with this team is that all of the players as a group are confident, together, and ready to battle adn work. So, that is a definite plus from last year. Yes, the completion rate , accuracy, and timing needs to be improved - but, this team seems to understand the importance of playing strongly, competitively, all the way through. For that, I must give Bruce & Dave & Cobi props! The forwards and midfielders really need to practice much, much more - please, get them into groups of 4 - 5 to create, to set-up, to connect, and to build-up plays. Again, keep the ball on the floor, keep it controlled, keep it always in posession. The team has to learn to keep moving the ball, keeping posession, but moving collectively as a unit. I hope our three starters are doing a whole lot better - they really need to practice and step up. Hope this team keeps on improving and getting more connected & accurate. Play hard, play well, play with each other and for the club.

footballlvr said...

It is offside not off sides, singular not plural. Only soccer moms say offsides and don't have a clue what it means.

Galaxy Til I Die said...

Look at it this way. There are two sides on the field. If a player is off his side, he is offside. He can't be offsides because there are only two sides on the field, and one of those sides is his. Thus, a plyer can only be offside, he can never be offsides

Anonymous said...

Add John Harkes and most of other TV commentators/announcers to the "offsides" ignorance list. Soccer moms are excused but these idiots are not.

charlesj27 said...

Footballlvr & Galaxy Til I Die,
Guys - thanks. I stand corrected. You guys are right, the correct terms is "offside" and not "off sides" nor "off-sides" like I had written. I knew what I mean tot say - but, my typing did not come out that way.
I hope that the LA Galaxy will play as strongly (if not more so) for their next two AWAY matches. When playing Seattle, in two weeks, the LA Galaxy need to worry about several attacking threats: Freddy Montero, Oswaldo Alonso, Sebastian Le Toux, and Nate Jaqua. The LA Galaxy team have to really be on their best fitness and alertness/awareness level. Plus, I believe it'll be their first game this season on turf, right?