Saturday, July 10, 2010

Galaxy Suffer Second Loss of the Season; Fall 2-0 at New England

LA Galaxy 0, New England Revolution 2
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass.

Scoring Summary:
NE – Marko Perovic (Unassisted) 66’
NE – Sainey Nyassi (Unassisted) 74’

Misconduct Summary:
LA - Tristan Bowen (Yellow Card) 43'
NE – Sainey Nyassi (Yellow Card) 88’

LA Galaxy: Donovan Ricketts; Sean Franklin, Leonardo, Gregg Berhalter©, Todd Dunivant; Chris Birchall (Eddie Lewis 71’), Michael Stephens, Juninho, Alex Cazumba (Chris Klein 77’); Edson Buddle, Tristan Bowen (Alan Gordon 63’).

Subs Not Used: Josh Saunders, A.J. DeLaGarza, Dema Kovalenko, Jovan Kirovski.

New England Revolution: Matt Reis; Kevin Alston, Emmanuel Osei (Pat Phelan 93+), Darrius Barnes, Seth Sinovic; Sainey Nyassi, Shalrie Joseph©, Jason Griffiths (Joseph Niouky 28’), Chris Tierney, Marko Perovic, Zack Schilawski (Kheli Dube 70’).

Subs Not Used: Bobby Shuttlesworth, Tim Murray, Michael Videira, Kenny Mansally.

• With the loss, the Galaxy are now 11-2-3 on the season, leaving them with 36 points. They remain alone in first place in the Western Conference, six points ahead of second place Real Salt Lake who defeated Chicago 1-0 on Thursday night and have 30 points from a 9-3-3 record.
• The loss ended a four game unbeaten streak for the Galaxy against New England dating back to July 2008. LA was 3-0-1 in those four games.
• Bruce Arena made two changes to the team that beat Seattle at The Home Depot Center on July 4, bringing Alex Cazumba and Leonardo back into the team. They replaced Landon Donovan, who was rested and remained in Los Angeles, and Omar Gonzalez, who was suspended for yellow card accumulation.
• This was the first game that Gonzalez had missed in his MLS career after playing all 30 regular season games last season and the first 15 games of the 2010 campaign.
• With Alex Cazumba and Leonardo back in the starting lineup, this is the first game since April 1 that all three of the Galaxy’s offseason Brazilian acquisitions have started in the same game.
• The two goals allowed by the Galaxy were the most that they have allowed in a league game this season. LA had allowed five goals in their first 15 games of the 2010 season, never allowing more than one.
• Despite the loss, Donovan Ricketts made three saves for the Galaxy and remains the MLS leader in goals against average.
• This was the Galaxy’s first loss to an Eastern Conference team this season. They are now 3-1-3 against the East.
• LA has now been shutout in three consecutive road games dating back to a 2-0 win at Columbus on May 29.
• Tonight’s game ended a string of five games in 15 days, dating back to June 26. LA was 2-2-1 in those five games, defeating AC St. Louis in the Open Cup on June 29 and Seattle in the league on July 4. They also lost 2-0 to Seattle in the Open Cup Quarterfinals on Wednesday and played to a 0-0 draw at Toronto FC on June 26 before tonight’s game.
• The attendance for today’s game was 20,155.
• The Galaxy are back in action on Sunday, July 18 when the travel to the nation’s capital to take on D.C. United. That game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. (PT) and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.
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