Days after the LA Galaxy organization officially signed Cristian Pavón on loan from Boca Juniors, the Argentine international was thrust into the starting lineup vs. D.C. United and LA subsequently recorded 29 shots and 70% possession: Only a comical combination of defensive breakdowns, poor finishing and top-shelf goalkeeping prevented the Galaxy from routing their cross-country rivals.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s makeshift lineup struggled for an hour vs. FC Dallas before the introductions of Favio Alvarez and Uriel Antuna turned the game on its head, then a 10 man Galaxy were unlucky not to blow the Sounders out of the water on multiple occasions. Three uneven performances, but 270 minutes of highly promising soccer.
MLSsoccer.com’s Matt Doyle hasn’t been the biggest fan of the Galaxy attack this season. Not that we’re arguing, for the most part LA have played boring predictable soccer and the Galaxy’s negative goal differential hardly screams “Offensive juggernaut”. However it seems the senior editor has spotted this recent change as well, as Suzanna Collins notes with great delight.
Like usual, we’re in agreement. You can watch the segment below or click HERE.