LA Galaxy’s poor start to the season continued after they lost yet again. This time it was a 1-0 loss at the hands of New York Red Bulls, who currently lead the Eastern conference table with a one-point advantage over second placed Sporting KC.
LA Galaxy looked to have turned round their poor start to the season in recent matches, but this 1-0 defeat now leaves them in the seventh position in the Western Conference table. Even more disappointing is the fact that LA Galaxy need to make up more than 20 points in order to think about going into the top three of the table.
It has been a very poor start to the season for LA Galaxy, despite having the likes of Robbie Keane on the board. In recent matches, however, Landon Donovan almost single-handedly helped LA Galaxy win matches. However, he could do nothing about the loss at the hands of New York Red Bulls. Joel Lindpere scored in the 19th minute to get New York Red Bulls an advantage in the match, which they never relinquished. LA Galaxy wasted a number of good opportunities to get back into the match, and Landon Donovan said he regretted missing such opportunities.
“It was pretty much their only chance. We sort of let them off the hook by falling asleep on that play. And that’ frustrating, but that’s how this game goes sometimes. That’s what you can’t have when teams play that way. I don’t think we’re playing poorly. I don’t think anyone could watch that game today and say we didn’t give good effort, we didn’t play hard, we didn’t play with endeavor and try to do things the right way,” Landon Donovan said after the match. It will be a key few weeks for LA Galaxy given that they are currently the MLS cup winners.