Wednesday, May 09, 2007

LA Galaxy qualify for US Open Cup

New York Red Bulls 1-3 LA Galaxy

From the way it reads, last night's match was one of constant action that resulted in a result that went against the flow of play. It sounds like an exciting evening, but sadly only 11,000 people got to appreciate it, as there was no TV or radio coverage. Four goals during a 30-minute overtime, including the first from Juan Pablo Angel, and no one was there to capture it, what a shame.

But enough of my whining, New York came out for the game and, from what I read, should have won it except backup keeper Steve Cronin was having a dream-like night. In total the Red Bulls had 25 shots with 15 of them on frame (including 6 from Angel). If it weren’t for Cronin, this game would not have gone to overtime.

On a different side of things, Cobi Jones was given a direct red due to stomping on Dave van den Bergh. Not the kind of thing a legend is supposed to due.

LA now advances as one of the 8 MLS teams in the Open Cup with games. The top-league sides enter in the third round on July 10, meaning there is an outside shot that Beckham's first match could be this game.

Goals: LA: Landon Donovan (pk) 93', Kyle Martino 103', Santino Quaranta 120'
NY: Juan Pablo Angel 109'

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