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  • September 24, 2010
  • • 11:10 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 27000
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Live Commentary

  • 90' + 6'
    Well, it remains to be see if Real Salt Lake will take advantage of the Galaxy dropping points - and move into Supporters Shield prime position. Another intriguing thought is, will NY overtake Columbus?
  • 90' + 4'
    As the final whistle blows, Juan Pablo Angel is upset - he was on the attack and he hasn't had a goal from the run of play in a while.
  • 90' + 4'
    And there's a late Becks freekick - caught well by Coundoul.
  • 90' + 2'
    Lewis to Dunivant to LD in the box and his shot it - blocked by Coundoul.
  • 90'
    Becks outlets to Bowen in the box and he passes backwards? So much for that late chance.
  • 88'
    Bowen with a nice cross into the box, but NY gets a leg on the ball and Coundoul connects.
  • 87'
    Becks gets a yellow.
  • 86'
    Yellow CardDavid Beckham
  • 85'
    Bowen with a shot on goal! Coundoul makes the save.
  • 83'
    New York seems to have the match safely in hand, and some LA fans are already heading for the exits.
  • 80'
    Bowen gets to a cross in the box with a first touch so bad the press box is apoplectic about it. It WAS bad.
  • 80'
    A long cross from Becks gets to - Coundoul
  • 77'
    The Galaxy are resorting to passes over the top - none of them are reaching main man LD. Becks is in the center, but so far, none of his passes are having any penetrative effect on the NY defense.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionDema Kovalenko Tristan Bowen
  • 73'
    New York dashing around to cut off the Galaxy outlet passes - a good job of it so far. Kovalenko is limping comes off. Young Bowen is up.
  • 71'
    SubstitutionTony Tchani Ibrahim Salou
  • 71'
    Franklin runs eight yards with Lindpere pulling his arm and Becks and the fans outcry at the ref, but there's no call.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionRafa Márquez Carl Robinson
  • 68'
    Lewis with a cross - but Coundoul knocks it away.
  • 67'
    SubstitutionJovan Kirovski Eddie Lewis
  • 67'
    It's cleared, though. and Lewis is coming in for - Kirovski - not Becks. The Walking Wonder stays on the field.
  • 66'
    Becks takes a decent crack at hit, but Coundoul knocks it away without too much trouble. Becks is so tired. He's walking now. But there's a corner chance.
  • 65'
    Buddle earns a FK is a favorable spot. Becks steps up - just how rusty is he? Eddie Lewis is warming up, Gotta figure it's Becks' last play of the night.
  • 63'
    LD races to a pretty hopeless ball and bowls over Coundoul getting it. Coundoul actually loses the ball, but no other Galaxy player is near enough to take advantage.
  • 60'
    Penalty GoalJuan Pablo Angel
  • 60'
    And Angel makes the PK!
  • 59'
    Yellow CardYohance Marshall
  • 59'
    And the ball bounces out to Richards and he's off to the races. Few can catch him and Marshall isn't one of them. He chases and his tackle is late and in the box. Penalty. LA is going down in flames and their central defense is to blame. And their lack of offense, of course.
  • 57'
    Yellow CardA.J. DeLaGarza
  • 57'
    I was sure Dema Kovalenko got carded, but no, it was De La Garza for an earlier challenge on Roy Miller.
  • 56'
    New York is milking their one-goal lead - pretty much the way the Galaxy did when they won 1-0 in New York. One good turn deserves another.
  • 54'
    A frustrated Becks takes his freekick into the rear of Lindpere, who was taking his sweet time walking away from the ball.
  • 50'
    Becks has a good defensive play, taking the ball off Angel in the box, and then starts a Galaxy counter, but his old Man U youth teammate, Kirovski, botches it up.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionLeonardo A.J. DeLaGarza
  • 46'
    It was Leonardo's whiff on the free ball that allowed Linpere free on goal, and guess what, Leo is gone to start the half. Franklin moves to play central and AJ De La Garza will play right back.
  • The Galaxy looked lively very early on, but then the passing connections just fell apart, while the Red Bulls patiently defended and then worked themselves into the match. The goal was a bit of a fluke, but a home team should impose themselves more on a game. The Galaxy won't win this game, let alone the Supporters Shield, without a better effort.
  • And New York holds the lead into halftime.
  • 44'
    The Red Bulls are knocking the ball calmly around their backline, letting the Galaxy chase.
  • 44'
    The Red Bulls are knocking the ball calmly around their backline, letting the Galaxy chase.
  • 42'
    Buddle on a breakaway but the final pass is off and the Red Bulls recover.
  • 42'
    Buddle on a breakaway but the final pass is off and the Red Bulls recover.
  • 40'
    SubstitutionCarey Talley Mike Petke
  • 40'
    Talley is out - knee- and Petke is up and on the field in short order.
  • 36'
    GoalDane Richards
  • 36'
    Running Man Dane Richards takes off again - if only he could cross well - well, he wouldn't be in MLS - and then he scores! Linpere takes advantage of a miscue between the LA central defenders and shoots - off the post, but out perfectly to Richards, who gets a touch in to knock the ball into an open net.
  • 35'
    Buddle goes down. No call, no foul.
  • 34'
    Bulls are threatening with a couple of corner chances, but the Galaxy finally clear the ball out.
  • 33'
    Now the match has some heat - and the pressbox buzzes with talk of whether LD was in his rights to go for that ball. Consensus says yes.
  • 31'
    Becks outlets to LD, who races to get to the ball before it reaches the safely of where Coundoul can scoop it up - he nearly makes it, but Coundoul gets it and says something to LD that leads to a hard stare and a shove.
  • 29'
    Becks helps the Galaxy earn a corner when his cross is blocked out. This corner is pretty good, too, but a Red Bull defender clears well.
  • 28'
    Joel Lindpere with the near-miss - went far post and beat Ricketts, but couldn't quite tuck the ball in.
  • 27'
    The Santa Monica Red Bull contingent has organized their cheers to be heard. That woke the LA fans back up.
  • 26'
    Becks and Rafa trade long passes - both are overhit.
  • 23'
    Becks with an outlet pass to LD gets a counter going, quick downfield, then LD returns the pass, Becks goes to ground - no call, no foul.
  • 21'
    Though the corner gets out, the Red Bulls lean into a run of possession, circling the Galaxy goal.
  • 21'
    Going the other way, the Bulls get a corner out of the play.
  • 19'
    Off a throw, the Galaxy work the ball to Becks and his cross slips through to BUddle, who gets a corner out of the play, Becks takes, it comes out to LD, who gets the ball stripped before he can crack a shot off. Shouldn't have taken the settling touch, Donovan. Hit it first time.
  • 18'
    Marquez, Mendez and Angel are all rocking rather similar haircuts right now.
  • 17'
    The final and before-the-final pass are missing for both teams right now. However, there's some good defensive play going on. No one is backing off on anyone.
  • 15'
    Ballouchy with a shot from outside - spins funny and Ricketts has to dive for it.
  • 14'
    Juan Pablo Angel sent a screaming shot. Donovan Ricketts parried it away.
  • 14'
    Juan Pablo Angel sent a screaming shot. Donovan Ricketts parried it away.
  • 10'
    It's been mostly the Galaxy this first ten minutes, but they haven't yet created a clear chance.
  • 1'
    And there's a nearly immediate corner kick for the Galaxy. Becks takes it - it's not great - doesn't clear the first defender.
  • 1'
    And there's a nearly immediate corner kick for the Galaxy. Becks takes it - it's not great - doesn't clear the first defender.
  • 1'
    And after all the hoopla - they finally kick off - there was a TV delay there, I guess.
  • Galaxy cap a run off attacking play with a near-miss by Yohance Marshall, of all people. He'd come up for a Becks corner.
  • We're getting a pre-game band playing, "This is LA!" Interesting warm-up!