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Sounders Shock Galaxy 4-0

Posted on 06 August 2012 by Neil Jones

In a highly anticipated Western Conference rematch with the Los Angeles Galaxy that included the debut of the Sounders’ newly acquired designated player Christian Tiffert, 60,908 fans at Centurylink Field in Seattle were treated to a match that saw the Seattle Sounders cruise in a 4-0 rout.

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The scoring opened early for Seattle in the 6th minute with a beautiful pass up the right side from Osvaldo Alonso to Mauro Rosales who fed a fantastic cross to Eddie Johnson, who would get behind the Galaxy defense most of the night, for a header in the left of the net past the diving Los Angeles keeper Josh Saunders.  Seattle kept the pressure on and made another run up the right side in the 11th minute that went just wide.

Los Angeles appeared to have a chance to even the score in the 16th minute when A.J. DeLaGarza was taken down in the Sounders box, but no penalty was awarded.  DeLaGarza received the first yellow of the match with a takedown of Eddie Johnson that appeared to only slightly nick his heel, but the Sounders were unable to capitalize on the ensuing free kick.

LA made another run at the tie in the 32nd minute with a ball to Landon Donovan directly in front of the goal that was snuffed by the Sounders.  At the half, while the statistics showed the Galaxy had a slight advantage on time of possession and the same number of shots as the Sounders, seven, control of the match appeared to be with the Sounders.  Under relentless pressure the Galaxy were unable to capitalize on their chances and went into the break down 1-0.

The Sounders came out in the second half firing on all cylinders and continued their scoring as Fredy Montero came through in the 52nd minute with his sixth MLS goal.  Set up by a fantastic, but blocked, shot from man-of-the-match Alex Caskey, Montero put the ball in the top right of the net to go up 2-0.

Caskey’s excellent play throughout the match started in the 4th minute with a shot that was deflected and culminated in his 1st goal in MLS play in the 61st minute after a deflection.  He would finish with three shots including two on goal and was replaced to cheers from the fans by Marc Burch in the 80th minute.

In the 64th minute, highly anticipated designated player Christian Tiffert made his Sounders debut substituting for Brad Evans, who shortly before had been issued the matches’ second yellow card, and made a nice run behind the Galaxy defense into the box in the 69th minute that was deflected resulting in the only Seattle corner.

Marc Burch made good use of his ten minutes of playing time including an assist to Andy Rose who substituted in for Fredy Montero in the 73rd minute and scored his first MLS goal in the 88th minute.  Rose’s textbook, right-footed beauty in the center of the box found the top right corner for Seattle’s final goal of the night.

Sigi Schmid expressed his pleasure with the team’s ability to get behind the Galaxy defense all night and the solid teamwork of Johnson and Montero who fed each other throughout the match and took eight of the Sounders’ 14 total shots between them.  With the upcoming Open Cup championship match against Sporting KC this Wednesday, the team hopes to ride their current six game unbeaten streak (3-0-3) to a fourth consecutive Open Championship, a never before accomplished feat.

The Sounders will get a shot at a sweep of the Galaxy this season when they visit Los Angeles in the last game of the MLS season.  With potential playoff hopes on the line for both teams, the upcoming match is setup to be another epic showdown.

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Photo Gallery: LA Galaxy 1, RBNY 0

Posted on 15 August 2010 by ASN Staff

ASN photographer Scott Marsh was at the New York Red Bulls 1-0 defeat to the LA Galaxy on Aug. 14 at Red Bull Arena.

A few of our favorite shots follow. The full set can be viewed on our Facebook page. If you’re already a fan of our’s on Facebook go directly to the gallery here.

All photos ©Scott Marsh / ASN

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Weekend MLS roundup: Fire upset Galaxy in Ljungberg debut

Posted on 01 August 2010 by jtobin

A three goal first half by the Chicago Fire sparked the visiting team to a 3-2 victory over the struggling LA Galaxy on Sunday night. It was the highest number of goals the Fire have scored all season. Recent designated player signing Freddie Ljungberg replaced Marco Pappa in the 57th minute, but didn’t make much of an impact as the Fire decided to absorb the Galaxy’s pressure and relied on the counter-attack.

Since returning from the World Cup break, the Galaxy have hit a wall of sorts. Los Angeles is 2-2-2 in its last six MLS matches and has been bounced out of the US Open Cup and is in danger of sealing a similar fate in the CONCACAF Champions League Tournament. Los Angeles, which had only allowed four goals in its first 15 games, has conceded nine goals in its last three matches. “It’s a concern,” Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter told ASN’s Ivan Yeo. “We have to take a look at it and get back to the basics.”

Jeff Tobin has the happier recap from Chicago.

Ljungberg’s old team, the Seattle Sounders, also had a successful weekend, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday 1-0 in a game greatly disappointing Quakes fans. It was the kind of poor showing that had Yallop publicly criticizing his team and Quakes fans talking about wishing they had not come. Eric Pederson reports from San Jose, Calif.

The New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union fought to a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoo. Sebastien Le Toux continued his MVP form with a wonderfully-taken goal in the first half but the Revs hit back through the red-hot Marko Perovic, his fourth league goal this season.

The Revs picked up a much-needed road point to continue their league resurgence. Steven Stoehr provides the New England reaction. But the Union feel hard-done by the result, as Breton Bonnette reports from Philadelphia.

Despite holding the lead twice, being up a man for the final 47 minutes of the game, not to mention having Thierry Henry at their disposal, the New York Red Bulls only managed a meager point away to the Houston Dynamo. Daniel Karell has the RBNY reaction.

FC Dallas went up a Mile High and came down with a point. The boys from north Texas remained unbeaten for the eighth straight game, leaving Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO with a 1-1 draw versus the Colorado Rapids Saturday afternoon. Philip Woodruff recaps the match from an FC Dallas viewpoint.

Speaking of excursions to altitude, in Utah Real Salt Lake dismantled DC United 3-1. Patrick McShane has the blow-by-blow of that match, while from the nation’s capital, Steve Long writes that DC United are still poised to exceed the mediocre record they have established for themselves. Though the playoffs still won’t happen.

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Best team in MLS? Really? LA Galaxy humiliated by USL’s Islanders in a game that actually counts

Posted on 28 July 2010 by iyeo

The Puerto Rico Islanders put a serious dent in the LA Galaxy’s hopes for multiple trophies this season, decisively defeating the Galaxy 4-1 in the opening leg of its preliminary round matchup Tuesday night at the Home Depot Center. “We got beat soundly tonight,” Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week 16

Posted on 27 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Week Sixteen (or Week Seventeen, depending how you look at it) confirmed that Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan still deserve their title as best duo in the league but, as it was, the Galaxy looked relatively vulnerable. It was Buddle and Donovan who bailed them out late vs. San Jose. Kasey Keller showed he still has it at 40 and can come back from a bad match to make sure his Sounders gets the three points they need. It was another Sounder, however, that stole the show and deservedly won this week’s ASN Player of the Week honors.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week Thirteen

Posted on 08 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

A whirlwind start to post-World Cup 2010 life produced goals galore for some and continued heartbreak for many. Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles continue to show that their the cream of the crop while D.C. United and New England – once virtual locks for the top of the Eastern Conference – fall to the bottom of the league table. Week Thirteen’s player of the week is a maestro that has followed up a down 2009 season with a 2010 season that warrants all of the MVP talk surrounding him.

ASN Philly’s got the goods so check ’em out!

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July 4 MLS wrap: Returning World Cup players boost Galaxy, Bulls take page from Nats

Posted on 05 July 2010 by iyeo

Fittingly on the Fourth of July, a sellout crowd made its way to the Home Depot Center on Sunday night to welcome back the Los Angeles Galaxy’s two World Cup players, Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle, after the two had proudly represented the United States in South Africa.

The two players immediately made their presence felt, as the two hooked up for a first half strike and two second half goals allowed the Galaxy to celebrate Independence Day with a bang with a 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders.

“There was a lot of energy and emotion at the beginning of the game,” Donovan said. “We put a lot of energy in the first half. I’m really happy to be back and it’s nice to be a part of this team.” Ivan Yeo reports from Carson, Calif.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls appeared to take a page out of the U.S. National Team’s book, recovering after a very weak start to salvage a point at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday night. Juan Pablo Angel found the scoresheet again, equalizing off a corner kick to allow the team to earn a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids. It was the captain’s fifth goal in the last five MLS games. Read the match report or skip right to the player ratings.

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MLS Week 11 weekend wrap-up

Posted on 06 June 2010 by iyeo

Scene from New England's 3-0 loss at Seattle

The LA Galaxy enter the two-week World Cup break undefeated after beating the visiting Houston Dynamo 4-1. Forward Jovan Kirovski led the scoring charge with a first-half brace while forward Tristan Bowen and midfielder Alex Cazumba supplied the second half strikes. It took just 47 seconds for the Galaxy to get on the board. Ivan Yeo reports from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

From the nation’s capital, Steve Long reports on the changing fortunes of DC United and identifies the factors that have ushered in what could be a new era after all. Or is that an old one?

The New York Red Bulls defeated Chivas USA 1-0 in the last MLS match before the World Cup break for both teams. It was a lethargic affair from two very tired teams, punctuated only by Seth Stammler’s highlight goal, occasional roughhousing and questionable refereeing decisions (or non-decisions). Here ASN’s player rankings for the victorious home side.

Two organized defensive units grappled scoreless for 85 minutes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, but three key changes late in the game gave the Colorado Rapids a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew. Pat Shea has that report , including Rapids player ratings.

The Chicago Fire were outplayed throughout the majority of their match against the visiting Philadelphia Union, but capitalized on their chances and reaped the benefits of all three points. Jeff Tobin has the partisan view from Bridgeview, Ill., and Breton Bonnette supplies player ratings for the Union.

The Seattle Sounders soundly defeated the New England Revolution by a score of 3-0. Here is a photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

That will do it for MLS coverage for a little while, at least from the ASN home page. Local team-specific sites (links in the right column) will have updates over the next two weeks, but this site will be mainly devoted to that little tournament in South Africa, where ASN will be on the ground.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week 10

Posted on 02 June 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Several performances were crowded out of the Best XI this past weekend with the LA Galaxy’s Tristan Bowen, Michael Stephens, and Real Salt Lake’s Fabian Espindola not making the cut despite stellar performances. It was an offensively charged week in Major League Soccer, with a couple players cut from Bob Bradley’s final 23 out to make a statement. Both Conor Casey and Brian Ching tallied but only one found their way onto the Best XI. It was the DeRo show this week once again as Toronto FC continues their tear. Head over to ASN Philly to check it out.

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Tuesday audio update

Posted on 01 June 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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