I’m not your game review guy (we don’t have enough staff).
So instead of tweeting, I’m just going to put some comments up here on the 1st half of the Galaxy vs. Quakes game this evening. The “B” game to the Thierry Henry Classico that went on earlier. Good opener from the former Invincible.
• Rare mistake from Omar Gonzalez as the corner squibs through and he’s on the back of his man.
• Galaxy squandering go-ahead opportunities.
• Commenting with “Unknown Man” of UnprofessionalFoul.com that Galaxy are playing splendid two-touch soccer…and BAM! goal off 4-player 2-touch sequence.
• Buddle has gotten loose a few times this evening, but Ike Opara…and Burling are doing an admirable job of standing him up.
• Juninho has quicker feet than the roadrunner. That is all.
• Sean Franklin–as you well know if you read this publication–is fast becoming a “do no wrong” in TSG’s eyes. Actually, Franklin has impressed with forward runs, a plethora of different ways to attack headers (that I hope to ask him about), and some nifty spacing. That said….
• Even without Berhalter, the Galaxy’s back line zonal marketing is very well schooled. No useless running…with the exception of Leonardo who one can tell is still green.
• San Jose has played the ball down their right flank as much as possible to offset Donovan. Convey after his initial goal moved to the San Jose right flank, to which the Galaxy answered by moving the pride of Manchester City–kidding–Landon Donovan over to that flank.
• Cornell Glen should really be played over the top more by San Jose. That said, he’s been offsides–egregiously a few times–and his flopping is resulting in non-calls from the refs.
• Alan Gordon is a bull in a China shop. I know a few of you labeled him an all-star. On the “strength” of tonight’s performance, he’s more a product of teams being worried about other Galaxy attackers.