Los Angeles Galaxy: opening 2012 in a great big funk
The Galaxy’s evil twin just keeps showing up at the Home Depot Center.
There they were again last night – looks so grossly different than the Galaxy’s better half, which regularly smothered teams defensively en route to a 2011 MLS Cup crown.
This time it was New England, manufacturing something special for first-year coach Jay Heaps in a 3-1 win outside Los Angeles. The Revs got behind Los Angeles’ disheveled defense with stunning regularity, making the home team pay with a 2-0 lead after just 13 minutes.
Holy transformation! Bruce Arena’s Galaxy had a week off to get ready for this?
Los Angeles goalkeeper Josh Saunders did well to keep a couple more out, too.
David Beckham was among two halftime substitutions from Arena, citing the old bitty about how he couldn’t “change out all 11” so he had to pick a couple.
Here’s a good account from ESPN Los Angeles, including some biting words from Robbie Keane, supplier of his team’s only goal Saturday.
Take a look at the MLS standings this morning. That’s the Galaxy at the very bottom of the West, alongside Chivas USA, both with 1-2-0 records. Watch the NBC Sports Network highlights here: