Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Galaxy Fall for the First Time in 2010, Lose 1-0 to RSL

LA Galaxy 0, Real Salt Lake 1
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah

Scoring Summary:
RSL – Javier Morales 4 (Unassisted) 80’

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Juninho (Yellow Card) 20’
RSL – Andy Williams (Yellow Card) 63’
RSL – Javier Morales (Yellow Card) 80’
LA – Omar Gonzalez (Yellow Card) 85’

LA Galaxy: Donovan Ricketts; Todd Dunivant, Gregg Berhalter©, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin; Chris Birchall, Alex Cazumba (Eddie Lewis 78’), Juninho, Michael Stephens; Tristan Bowen (Alan Gordon 72’), Jovan Kirovski (Clint Mathis 63’).

Subs Not Used: Josh Saunders, A.J. DeLaGarza, Bryan Jordan, Chris Klein.

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran (Chris Wingert 61’), Nat Borchers, Jamison Olave©, Robbie Russell; Ned Grabavoy, Will Johnson, Andy Williams (Collen Warner 78’), Javier Morales; Alvaro Saborio, Fabian Espindola (Pablo Campos 64’).

Subs Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Rauwshan McKenzie, Jean Alexandre, Luis Gil.

• With the loss, the Galaxy are now 10-1-2 on the season, leaving them with 32 points. They remain alone in first place in the Western Conference, nine points ahead of second place Real Salt Lake who now have 23 points.
• Bruce Arena named the same starting XI and the same seven substitutes as he did on Saturday in the 4-1 win over Houston.
• Leonardo made the trip to Salt Lake but did not dress for the game. He has been out since mid-April with a right quad strain.
• In addition to Leonardo, the Galaxy were also without Dema Kovalenko and Mike Magee, who each remained in Los Angeles because of injury. Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan remain unavailable for selection while in South Africa with the U.S. National Team ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
• This was just the second time this season that the Galaxy had used the same lineup in consecutive games. They first accomplished the feat in the May 1 win over Philadelphia and the May 5 win at Colorado.
• Javier Morales’ goal in the 80th minute gave RSL a 1-0 lead. That was the first time this season that the Galaxy trailed.
• The game was delayed for 38 minutes in the 13th minute of play because of a lightning storm in the area. The players were allowed to warmup on the field for eight minutes before play was restarted.
• The game was scoreless at the half, making it just the third game this season that LA did not score in the opening 45 minutes. Each of the first two games had ended 0-0.
• With Landon Donovan in South Africa with the National Team, Gregg Berhalter wore the captain’s armband for the fourth consecutive game.
• Juninho was booked in the 20th minute of the game for his fourth yellow card of the season. Juninho is now on official warning from MLS, meaning that he will have to serve a mandatory one-game suspension with his next yellow card.
• Eddie Lewis entered the game in the 78th minute, making his first appearance since the season opening win over New England on March 27. He missed the last two months with a left foot contusion, though he returned to the lineup to play 72 minutes against Boca Juniors on May 23.
• Prior to the game, Clint Mathis was presented with his MLS Cup championship ring, which he won in 2009 as a member of Real Salt Lake. Tonight’s game was his first game back in Utah since the club traded him to LA in January. Mathis, who was injured the first time the two sides met in April entered in the 63rd minute, replacing Jovan Kirovski.
• With the loss, the Galaxy’s 15-game unbeaten streak came to an end. That tied the longest unbeaten streak in club history. Prior to this game, LA had not lost since September 26, 2009 at Columbus.
• The attendance for today’s game was 19,513.
• Following the two-week World Cup break, the Galaxy are back in action on Saturday, June 26 when they head north to Canada to take on Toronto FC at BMO Field. That game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. (PT) and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel.
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1 comment:

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