GALAXY WIN 2-0
Los Angeles Galaxy has defeated Vancouver Whitecaps by 2-0 in MLS league at the Home Depot Center. The Galaxy team won the match without having much difficulty. Galaxy could have won the match by a much bigger margin, but, Robbie Keane’s goal in the 32nd minute was disqualified by the referee as Keane was found to be in an offside position while kicking the ball.
The whitecaps looked nervous right from the start and their shots were wayward. They gave too many opportunities to the Galaxy players who were quick to capitalize on those chances. The Galaxy team hasn’t been defeated in the last six games.
The Galaxy team came into the match in an aggressive mood and created some chances, but, the players were not able to convert those chances into goals in the first 40 minutes and it seemed that the first half would end goalless, but, the Brazilian international Juninho opened the scoring for Galaxy in the 41st minute by scoring a brilliant goal. He beat the Whitecaps goalkeeper, Brad Knighton, with a powerful flat shot from a distance of 35 yards. Knighton had absolutely no chance. Galaxy was ahead by 1-0 at the end of the first half.
The Whitecaps kept struggling in the second half as well. It proved to be very hard for them to go past the galaxy defenders. The English superstar, David Beckham, doubled the lead of Galaxy in the 79th minute by taking advantage of the free kick earned by the team. It was the sixth goal scored by Beckham in the last 8 matches.
After the match, Beckham said that it’s wonderful to score goals consistently. The boys performed brilliantly in the match and it was a team effort. As per Beckham, Juninho’s goal was fantastic. It’s not easy to put the ball into the goal post from such a long distance. But, Juninho was bang on target. Galaxy will play its next match against the Colorado Rapids on 14th of September at the Home Depot Center.