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The Carson Daily, Morning Linkage October 24th

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 23:  Capacity crowd at Robertson Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Galaxy play the Houston Dynamo on October 23, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 23: Capacity crowd at Robertson Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Galaxy play the Houston Dynamo on October 23, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Soccer was weird yesterday. In Manchester, City beats United 6-1 at Old Trafford? Then in London, QPR plays Chelsea 11 men to 9, but only manages to win 1-0 and that's a scrape job? So when I saw the B-lineup Bruce Arena ever so rightly trotted out because the result meant nothing and any injury would be terrible, I thought, well this is just more weird. On the TV they said that eight of the starters weren't even in Houston, they flew back to LA for some R&R. Way to go Bruce. Now, let's see what the broadsheets (and one website) had to say: 

 

Regular season done, Galaxy plays waiting game for MLS playoffs - latimes.com
MLS playoffs: The Los Angeles Galaxy loses regular-season finale to the Houston Dynamo, 3-1, waits to see who it will meet in postseason.

 

Dynamo drop Galaxy 3-1 in regular-season finale - Houston Chronicle
Needing a victory to avoid the wild-card round, the Dynamo had no trouble with a weakened Galaxy lineup before a crowd of 30,018, which was the sixth largest to watch a soccer game at Robertson Stadium. By finishing the regular season with a six-game unbeaten streak, the Dynamo earned an automatic berth in the playoffs.

 

GALAXY: Teen McBean makes loss palatable - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The game had long been over, since Bobby Boswell's shot inside the right post less than three minutes into the second half provided the...

 

Jack McBean!