The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo's MLS Cup rematch did not go so well for the home side on Sunday. As was pointed out earlier today, the Galaxy's play in the final third was simply ineffective. LA did not manage any goals and only put two of their 19 attempts on target. The Dynamo were not much better with two shots on target out of 14 attempts.
In looking to the Match Impact Ratings (read on for more information on the Offensive Match Impact Rating) for the contest, the Galaxy's "best" performer was Jose Villarreal who turned in a less than sterling 24.7 in his 73 minutes on the pitch. Villarreal took two shots (none on target) and suffered two fouls (both in the offensive half of the pitch, one of which was on the edge of the penalty area).
The defense did not provide anything offensively as none of the defenders recorded a MIR. Indicative of how poor the offense was on Sunday, Marcelo Sarvas, Landon Donovan and Juninho were the only other Galaxy players besides Villarreal who played at least 55 minutes who had a MIR for the match that was not zero. Sarvas won two fouls in the midfield zone and took four shots (none on target) to produce a MIR of 19.5. Donovan had his lone shot go on target and drew a midfield zone foul for a 10.5 MIR and Juninho drew one foul in the offensive half of the pitch to go with two shots (none on target) to generate a MIR of 10.
If not for an unfortunate moment of ball watching by Sean Franklin in the 56th minute, the match might have ended in a scoreless draw.
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