Rainy City Highlighters Vs. L.A.’s Galaxicos: Go

Not sure if anyone wants to follow along, but we’ll be online here and watching.

Just a note, the Galaxy gave up nearly twice as many goals at home this year (wide pitch?, home field malaise?) so the Sounders have a shot.

End of the the day, the Landos have it.


Galaxy, triumphant on the road...

Starting line-ups:

Sounders: Keller, Riley, Ianni, Marshall, Gonzalez, Nyassi, Alonso, Sturgis, Zakuani, Nkufo, Montero.

Galaxy: Ricketts; Lewis, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Franklin (FRANKLIN!); Kovalenko, Donovan, Juninho, Beckham; Buddle, Magee

15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex on 2010/11/07 at 6:49 PM

    I’m not sure that I would start Nyassi this game over Fernandez. I think Seattle needs better ball possession, and penetrating passes, and Fernandez provides that.


  2. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 6:54 PM

    Alex — completely agree with you — however Fernandez has been a consistent reliever.

    I think it’s more a case of going with what got you there.

    It seems that LA was resting Mike Magee for the playoffs with Kirovski again on bench…can’t believe I just typed that.


  3. Posted by Russ on 2010/11/07 at 7:18 PM

    Nice shot of the ACB in pre-game with………the traveling Sounders fans two sections over.

    Way to go MLS front offices.


  4. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 7:22 PM

    LA pressuring very high to start — a different look from Arena…color me surprised.


  5. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 7:31 PM

    Galaxy really pressing high and daring the ball over the top. Rickets has cleaned up four already. Watch LA’s line as the game goes on.


  6. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 7:45 PM

    Buddle’s got the nose.


  7. Posted by Russ on 2010/11/07 at 7:47 PM


    These playoffs have been full of great USMNT prospects/possibilities.


  8. Posted by Iggystar on 2010/11/07 at 7:51 PM

    Jeez is Montero playing by himself? That game-plan only works with Buddle.


  9. well this is nice. do you sub becks at half time? I think you have to start looking further right now. I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea, esp on the yellow.


  10. Posted by JasonPrice on 2010/11/07 at 8:10 PM

    Have no idea why you’d have Fernandez on the bench with Sturgis on the pitch. Can anyone that knows the Sounders explain that to me?

    Also, want to go on record (and risk some TSG blasphemy) by suggesting that, given the choice, I’d take DeLaGarza over Franklin in a heartbeat.


  11. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 8:16 PM

    Love De La Garza…it looks 3 backs for LA to Camp Cupcake…

    He’s technically very sound. Right up there with a, say, Sean Franklin. :>


  12. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/11/07 at 8:16 PM

    Halftime entertainment:


  13. Posted by Ryan R. on 2010/11/07 at 8:17 PM

    Just tweeted this and want to post it here because as a MLS fan who remembers the league’s rough times, I think this is pretty damn cool:

    A combined 22 players with international caps are played a two leg #MLS playoff in front of 62,521 combined fans, no empty seats. #LAvsSEA


  14. Posted by Russ on 2010/11/07 at 8:34 PM

    That Montero miss seals the deal on any comeback possibilities for me.


  15. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/11/07 at 9:04 PM

    Ricketts just had a FlappyHandSki moment.


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