Helpless in stopping both of the Red Bulls goals; parried an early Ballouchy strike well.
Lost Richards on the first goal, but gave Donovan one great opportunity in second half stoppage time that the LA captain was unable to convert.
The inexperienced defender wasn’t awful during the course of the match, but was directly responsible for both goals. He was pulled out on the first and conceded the penalty in the second half.
His main contribution to the match was being beat by Lindpere on the leadup to the first goal. His substitution before the start of the second half illustrates his performance.
Never really pushed into the attack, and Lindpere had too great of an influence on the match for Franklin’s performance to be considered good.
LD was not up to his usual standards as he had a minimal impact during the night and didn’t put away any of his chances.
The usual from the Ukranian as he put in some hard tackles and slowed the Red Bulls’ more skilled midfield.
The Brazilian – in what seems cliché at this point – didn’t exert his typical influence on the night like many of his teammates.
Galaxy’s attacks fed through Beckham as his crosses and set-pieces were the club’s best opportunities.
Kirovski did just as much on the pitch during his 67 minutes as he did after he was substituted.
MLS’s leading goalscorer was non-existent, never challenging the Red Bull defense or getting in dangerous positions.
The substitute did fine during his45 minutes and made few noticeable mistakes.
The former American international did little except allow Donovan to push more towards the middle of the field.
Bowen only had about 15 minutes on the pitch, but that was plenty of time to fluff numerous opportunities.
Stole the night from the much-publicized four Designated Players. Came off his line to clear, stopped freekicks, and gobbled up any crosses and shots.
Locked down the left side and combined well with the midfield, especially with Lindpere.
Like his partner, Ream was nearly perfect and helped out Roy Miller whenever Galaxy found their way through the Red Bull defense.
Made few mistakes at central defense or right back as Buddle and Kirovski were smothered and rarely found service.
Filled in for Chris Albright well for his brief 40 minutes, containing most attacks coming down the Red Bull’s right flank.
The energy of the Estonian drives the Red Bulls. His shot that struck the woodwork set up Richards’ opener.
Wasn’t as influential as usual as he rarely pushed up far into the Galaxy’s third, but he pinged the ball around the park effectively.
The Moroccan has quickly become acclimated to the Red Bull lineup. He found spaces to receive passes and distributed quickly. His header played Lindpere through for his shot that struck the post.
Neutralized the energy of the Galaxy’s midfield, but never really linked with the Red Bull attack.
The typical Dane Richards night. Of course he had the questionable passes, but his speed created the penalty kick and he flukily scored the first goal.
The RBNY captain was not all that dangerous in the run of play, but he slotted home his penalty despite all the questions surrounding his future in New York.
There was no let down in the Red Bull defense when Petke replaced Talley for the match’s final 50 minutes.
Did everything expected of a midfield substitute when a team is leading: pressured the Gals and maintained possession.
Had one golden opportunity that was blocked as the match was winding down.
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