Mar 26, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; USA goal keeper Bill Hamid reacts after an injury during the first half of match ten of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against El Salvador at LP Field. El Salvador tied the USA 3-3 to advance to the finals. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
Much like two weeks ago, the LA Galaxy hope to continue their forward progress this week; despite midweek international failures. LA's Michael Stephens made it on the pitch for the first time in Qualifying last night, but instead of aiding in the holding he was witness to the disaster. The United States gave up a 90+5' goal (despite 4 minutes being the announced stoppage time) bouncing them from the Olympics.
However, now the Galaxy get Stephens back and prepare to host their third MLS match at The Home Depot Center this season. Landon Donovan putting his name in for the Olympic squad may have come to nothing, but there's still World Cup Qualifying to look forward to this summer.
Let's see what the papers of record in LA are saying about all this:
GREEN: Galaxy, Chivas hope to build on recent victories - The Daily Breeze
A rejuvenated and regrouped Galaxy and Chivas USA, occupants of the bottom two spots in the Western Conference, have a chance to reboot their respective MLS seasons with home games this weekend in the friendly confines of Carson's Home Depot Center.
U.S. men fail to qualify for Olympic soccer - latimes.com
The U.S. entered the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament with high expectations. But it's going home empty-handed after Jaime Alas' goal in stoppage time lifted El Salvador to a 3-3 tie in the final game of group play Monday in Nashville, ending the Americans' Olympic soccer dreams.