Good morning Galaxy fans! The hold the phone moment we all experienced last night as the story changed dramatically from minute 80 to minute 94 created a whole slew of interesting headlines. A lot of ink was split after that result. And while my newspaper cliches are out of date (should be something like "edit that word document" and "a lot of pixels were occupied"), we here at The Confidential never pass up the opportunity to tie in movies with our soccer. If you know the source of the quotes, put the answer in the comments:
Before we get to the post mortem, check out this article in the Guardian about LA Galaxy fandom:
LA Story Part Two: LA Galaxy | Graham Parker | Football | guardian.co.uk
Graham Parker: In part two of our mini-series on the two MLS teams in Los Angeles, we visit the players and fans of the LA Galaxy
Now, onto the gory details:
Galaxy lets game slip away in 3-2 loss to Earthquakes - latimes.com
Here's one indication how far the Galaxy has fallen since winning the Major League Soccer Cup six months ago: Last year it led the league with 17 shutouts en route to the title. Wednesday it couldn't protect a two-goal lead for 18 minutes, losing to the San Jose Earthquakes , 3-2, at the Home Depot Center .
"Of course he had to have a gun to re-enact the crime with. And who do you think supplied it? Peter B. Hartwell. B For brains."
San Jose Earthquakes overcome 2-0 deficit to stun Los Angeles Galaxy - San Jose Mercury News
[Alan Gordon] scores in final seconds as Quakes erase late 2-0 deficit
"Take Hitler and stick him on the funny page."
SAN JOSE 3, GALAXY 2: Galaxy go from high to a new low - LA Daily News
CARSON - The Galaxy had a firm grip on everything but a victory Wednesday night, and the seasons most excruciating loss resulted.
"Oh, you're losing your arm! You used to be able to pitch better than that."
Gordon's late goal lifts Earthquakes past Galaxy - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: CARSON, Calif. (AP) Alan Gordon scored in stoppage time as the San Jose Earthquakes rallied from a late two-goal deficit to beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 Wednesday night.
"I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up!"
MLS Notebook -- Rebirth of L.A.-San Jose rivalry? - Jeff Carlisle - ESPN
There are signs that the New York-San Jose rivalry, once one of the fieriest showdowns in the land, is on the rise again, writes Jeff Carlisle.
"Listen, you insignificant, square-toed, pimpled-headed spy."
GALAXY: An awful end extends skid - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
CARSON -- The Galaxy couldn't have felt much better about things as the clock hit 75 minutes Wednesday night: Their best performance of the season
"A big fat lummox like you hiring an airplane to write: "Hildy, don't be hasty. Remember my dimple. Walter." Delayed our divorce 20 minutes while the judge went out and watched it."
CARSON -- Let's make one thing clear: It wasn't referee Jair Marrufo who cost the Galaxy a victory Wednesday night, when the San Jose Earthquakes rallied...
"Take your hands off me! What are you playing osteopath?"