They came in as Colorado Rapids, but a first minute red card and fifth minute penalty kick goal followed up by five more goals sent them home as mere streams. Landon Donovan, Baggio Husidic, and Gyasi Zardes all managed braces as the LA Galaxy (14-5-7, 49 pts.) were able to do whatever they wanted for about ninety minutes until the match sort of just ended.
It was a passing effort that came within range of some of the best MLS passing performances since Opta started tracking those stats for MLS in 2011. The Galaxy completed 91% of their passes for 680 total. They were on target with their shots eight times which means they converted 75% of their on target shots.
LA are now at five straight wins, their longest such streak of the season. The last time the Galaxy had a regular season winning streak this long had to span two seasons from October 2009 (lost MLS Cup) to April 2010. The team leads MLS in scorign with 54 and has given up the fewest allowing just 27; that also happens to be LA's goal differential. On the year, LA are outscoring opponents exactly two to one.
Landon Donovan is just four assists shy of Steve Ralston's all-time MLS record. Gyasi Zardes leads all American players in scoring this season with 14, which also happens to break the MLS single-season record for goals scored by a Homegrown player.
This was all done tonight without Robbie Keane, and with Brian Rowe in goal (made five saves). This team is really good.