HARRISON, NJ - OCTOBER 04: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Thierry Henry #14 of the New York Red Bulls battle hard for a loose ball during the game at Red Bull Arena on October 4, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
Raining in Carson. Raining on our hearts and souls. Nah, shouldn't get too beaten up about last night's loss. But one old adage is proven, if it happens in New York, a whole bunch of newspapers will write about it. So grab yourself a cuppa tea, and let's see what the broadsheets and tabloids (and the internet) are saying about last night's loss:
GALAXY: Shield will have to wait - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
A weary Galaxy side missing two of its biggest names gave a game but insufficient effort on its trek to New Jersey, and so its hope to head into...
Red Bulls continue surge for playoffs with win over Galaxy - NYPOST.com
After a two-month winless streak, one that saw the Red Bulls free-fall from first place to out of the playoff picture, they're trying to save their disappointing season.
David Beckham and Galaxy fall to NY Red Bulls, fighting for one of final playoff spots in MLS
There was considerable cause for jealousy Tuesday night in Harrison, but that was before the Red Bulls altered the narrative arc with a dominating 2-0 victory over David Beckham and the Galaxy. The home team was struggling to qualify for one of the final MLS playoff spots while hoping to survive the season, now with Rafa Marquez. At age 36, Beckham has admitted to gray hairs and a slowing metabolism.
So how are you feeling, now that you've slept on it? Still cause for panic? It is just the fourth loss on the season for the Galaxy, without two of their DPs, and with a backline on two days rest. Now comes the big wait til the back end up the Galaxy-Chivas match. Do me a solid, don't call it a Classico. That's MLS branding on a rivalry that hasn't produced any classics.