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Galaxy Month In Review: Just Stay Home

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CARSON, CA - AUGUST 06:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy smiles as he warms up before the game against FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on August 6, 2011 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 06: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy smiles as he warms up before the game against FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on August 6, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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With the great run the Galaxy have had in August, it's easy to forget the team began the month on such a sour note. The team went 2-1 in MLS matches and 2-0 in CONCACAF Champions league play, but were embarrassed in their only road match of the month. The 0-3 drubbing at the hands of the Portland Timbers certainly woke up the team, as they not only went on a four match winning streak in all competitions, but they added Robbie Keane for the stretch run. 

Offensive Player of the Month: David Beckham was responsible for five assists, one uncredited, in a month when the Galaxy scored nine goals. There were only three Galaxy goals the entire month of August that didn't begin with the ball on Beckham's foot. The Galaxy had two players with two goals, Mike Magee and Omar Gonzalez, and all four of those were the results of Beckham's service. Suffice to say, the Galaxy would have been much worse off without their offensive spark. 

Defensive Player of the Month: Josh Saunders has three straight clean sheets, so I'm gonna bestow this honor upon him. Yes there was the three goal debacle in Portland, but suffice to say the Galaxy have gotten superb play from their backup goalkeeper. You may be say, "so what he shut out San Jose? Mike Magee did that. And obviously the Champions League matches were just cake." Au contrare. The man made 24 saves on the month, an average of almost five per game. 

August Record: 4-1 (2-0 Champions league) 

9 goals for (1.8 per game) 

4 goals against (.8 per game)