Good morning and happy coffee break everyone! Also, happy victory yesterday. Am I missing something? Oh yeah, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I want to hear what costumes folk are wearing down in the comments, but first let's take a look at what the broadsheets are saying about the LA Galaxy. I had to limit it to just broadsheets today, because they went nuts for this LA vs. NY matchup. Starting with the West Coasts newspaper of record:
David Beckham sets up Galaxy's 1-0 win over Red Bulls - latimes.com
Some of Major League Soccer 's most decorated players were at Red Bull Arena on Sunday.
And the national paper of record:
Galaxy’s Magee Shines Against Red Bulls - NYTimes.com
After a season in which he has already distinguished himself, Mike Magee scored the Galaxy’s game-winning goal against his former club, the Red Bulls, in Sunday’s playoff game.
Galaxy Beat Red Bulls in First Leg of Playoff Series - NYTimes.com
The Red Bulls will be without midfielder Rafael Marquez, who was red-carded for throwing a punch in a postgame melee.
The Wall Street Journal (it is the 1% Derby after all):
Tempers Flare as Red Bulls Lose First Leg to Galaxy - WSJ.com
Moments after the referee blew the final whistle on the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals, New York's Marquez threw the ball at the back of Landon Donovan in a stunning display of petulance.
And the New Jersey newspaper of record:
Galaxy top Red Bulls, 1-0, in MLS Western Conference semifinal first leg | NJ.com
Punches thrown after match result in red card for Rafael Marquez, Juninho...
Landon Donovan blasts Red Bulls after postgame scuffle with Galaxy | NJ.com
Donovan labels Red Bulls 'cheap' after Rafael Marquez throws punches after match...
Red Bulls pay the price for letting up, lose 1-0 to Galaxy in first leg playoff game | NJ.com
Were expecting offside call on goal...