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Three Star Daily, Apr 29th: Galaxy Sputter, Mount Furious Late Rally

CARSON, CA - APRIL 28:  Chad Barrett #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy  chases the ball in the game with FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on April 28, 2012 in Carson, California.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 28: Chad Barrett #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases the ball in the game with FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on April 28, 2012 in Carson, California. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The LA Galaxy came from behind to draw FC Dallas 1-1 at The Home Depot Center last night, when Pat Noonan's late goal caused a three point switch. With the point, the Galaxy are three points behind both their opponents this week: Seattle Sounders FC and the New York Red Bulls. The two local papers took two different slants on the match. The Daily News side went with the Galaxy sputtering to a draw. The LA Times says the Galaxy mounted a furious rally. Which one do you agree with?

Galaxy sputter to a frustrating tie with FC Dallas - The Daily Breeze
You might have just called it a reserve game. Backup goalkeepers were required for both teams, both made their presence felt, and it was reserve forward Pat Noonan who saved the Galaxy in stoppage time of a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas Saturday night at Home Depot Center.

L.A. Galaxy mounts furious late rally and ekes out 1-1 tie - latimes.com
L.A. Galaxy misses a penalty kick but scores in stoppage time to tie FC Dallas, 1-1, on Saturday.

Personally I have to side with the Breeze. This was a match the Galaxy should have won, but the euphoria of snatching a late point will probably mask the sloppiness in finishing during the match. Juninho, Beckham, Keane, and Donovan all missed chances they would have made most nights.

In the interest of balance, let's see how the Texan news cycle is taking the news:

FC Dallas loses lead in stoppage time | FC Dallas Soccer News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW

FC Dallas loses. Seems a bit harsh, but vibes with the LA Times take. Can't lose the big picture just because of a late storm.