CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 16: Paolo Cardozo #30 of the Los Angeles Galaxy vies for position to the ball with Alejandro Moreno #15 of Chivas USA in the first half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on October 16, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
After the match tonight, the LA Galaxy awarded their end of the season trophies. Sean Franklin was awarded Humanitarian of the Year for his efforts off the pitch. Omar Gonzalez won Defender of the Year. Golden Boot and MVP were awarded to Landon Donovan. Retiring defender Gregg Berhalter was recognized for all he had done for the team.
That's sort of the night that it was, all about the Galaxy. Sure, one could argue that Chivas were there. Certainly they put numbers in various statistical categories. Yet whether it was in Chad Barrett inventing new ways to miss shots until finally knocking one in, or the half hour of time wasting that happened afterward, the night was all about LA.
Chad Barrett had all the Galaxy's shots in the first half, with a header going wind, a saved bicycle kick, a shot blocked on the goal line, and a header off the left post. His fifth shot finally went in, and then his teammates finally let a few lose, but that one goal was all it took.
The Galaxy shut down Juan Pablo Angel, who allegedly got a shot off in the 72', but spent most of the match wrapped up by the LA defense. It's yet another three points in a season where the Galaxy are averaging better than two points a match. I'm gonna go sit in a press conference, but Galaxy fans should be proud. Undefeated at home!