Mar 31, 2012; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (7) moves the ball defended by New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms (19) during the second half at the Home Depot Center. The New England Revolution defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
With the LA Galaxy senior squad already haven given up seven goals this season, it's understandable that much of the talk this week will be about how to fix the hole in the defense. The reserve squad yesterday gave up a hat trick to Chivas USA's Ceasar Romero, showing the Galaxy don't have any great solutions off the bench either. While Romero is making a great case for his inclusion on Chivas' senior squad (Chivas only has one goal this year), the Galaxy are in a tough bind. Once the Summer transfer window opens, Omar Gonzalez might be looking at a return. It's really this period from now until the transfer window that the Galaxy need some help.
Of course, all of this fretting and worrying might be for nothing once Leonardo makes his return. For a club that had everything together last season, this one has yet to find it's center of gravity. Let's see what the papers are making of all this:
NICK GREEN on SOCCER: Galaxy, Goats going in opposite directions - The Daily Breeze
How bad is the Galaxy defense right now? Following the example of the senior squad, which has given up 11 goals in five MLS and CONCACAF Champions League games to start the year, the reserves let in four Monday in a 4-2 loss against their Chivas USA counterparts.
MLS -- Five Things We Learned in Week 4 - ESPN
From the Red Bull running wild to the Philadelphia Union spinning its wheels, there was plenty to talk about during Week 4 of the MLS season, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.