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Galaxy hit Beantown fully staffed

Posted on 30 August 2008 by iyeo

The Galaxy will try for the ninth time to get that elusive win, though that task will not be easy, as they travel to Boston to face the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

The Revolution are tied with the Columbus for first in the Eastern Conference with 37 points apiece. The Revolution has not lost to the Galaxy since the 2005 season, with its most recent win over Los Angeles coming on the fourth of July, a 2-1 win at the Home Depot Center. Both New England goals were scored by forward Adam Cristman.

Cristman is tied with midfiedler Steve Ralston for team high goals with six apiece. The Revoultion have also been paced by goalkeeper Matt Reis, who has recorded 76 saves and allowed 22 goals on the season. The Revolution sit tied for first in the East despite playing part of the year without forward Taylor Twellman. Twellman has played in only seven games this season due to injury and scored only four goals as a result.

The Galaxy lost its most recent match at home against the Chicago Fire 1-0 last Thursday. The Galaxy however were without the services of midfielder Landon Donovan who missed the game due to international duty. Donovan is expected to play Saturday. The game will also be David Beckham’s first in New England as a Galaxy player. Becks missed last year’s game at Gillette Stadium due to an ankle injury.

Saturday’s game will also mark the Galaxy debut of midfielder Eddie Lewis, who was officially signed last week after being claimed with the Galaxy’s allocation pick. Lewis has spent most of the decade with various clubs in England, with his most recent stint coming at Derby County. Lewis has appeared in 80 games for the U.S. National team, scoring 10 goals. Lewis is expected to play despite a nasty cut suffered in last week’s World Cup Qualifying match against Guatemala.

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