Good morning Galaxy fans! Ireland was swept out of the Euro tournament yesterday, managing just one goal in three matches. Robbie Keane was especially bad. Over at Yahoo!, using the Match Impact Rating that debuted here, they took a statistical look at how he performed. Conclusion, as bad as he was in his last three Galaxy matches:
Rating Robbie Keane's Euro 2012 Using the 'Offensive Match Impact Rating': Galaxy Fan's Analysis - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane will be returning to Los Angeles on time as Ireland did not pull off any upsets in Euro 2012. In fact, Ireland was awful in their three matches in the competition, losing three times and scoring one goal while conceding nine goals.
Now, this next one, we've all been there. You're watching the last day of a tournament and suddenly you realize you don't know the tiebreakers. Is it head to head or goal differential? Are away goals a tiebreaker? Do away goals still count in extra time? Luckily, Grant Wahl stands up for uniformity:
Tie-breaker differences in Euro 2012, World Cup has fans puzzled - Grant Wahl - SI.com
GDANSK, Poland -- So here's a proposal to FIFA and UEFA: Let's fix this conflicting tie-breaker situation right now. Too many fans (and media) around the world are confused by the varying group tie-breaking criteria at your biggest tournaments, the European Championship and the World Cup, and it's harming one of the most basic elements of the sport: Watching a game and knowing who's advancing and who's not.
Finally, after that win on Sunday, the Galaxy are feeling pretty good. Pretty good:
CARSON -- The Galaxy had spent nearly a month in the Western Conference cellar before Sunday afternoon's victory over the Portland Timbers...