The LA Galaxy victory last night on alumni night was calmly reported in the LA Times, though the Salt Lake Tribune called it a landslide. That plus former academy player Paul Arriola continues to impress in Tijuana.
- With the LA Galaxy cruising to a 4-2 victory last night, the LA Times rightfully gave the lion's share of the credit to Robbie Keane. It was his second hat trick of the season and helped the Galaxy keep pace with Portland and Colorado. They used the verb spark in their headline, but Keane's hat trick wasn't really a spark. It was a grease fire.
- While the Times was calling Keane's hat trick a spark, the Salt Lake papers buried RSL. They called the loss a landslide and with Salt Lake coming into the game with an MLS best 41 points, disappointment is to be expected. The top of the league got a lot more crowded after last night.
- LA Galaxy former academy player Paul Arriola is now just another American export, however the youngster is starting to impress netting his first goal for the club just three minutes after coming off the bench. He performed similarly in Club Tijuana's opener, immediately finding an assist after coming off the bench. It didn't get the win for TIjuana, but he's looking more and more like a star in the making. Currently the two academy Generation adidas spots are held by Gyasi Zardes and Jack McBean respectively. It'll be interesting to see if LA tries to bring Arriola back in a few years down the line, on a GA contract.