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Match Impact Rating

Zardes' impact of little help in loss to Revs

Gyasi Zardes led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating against the New England Revolution. Unfortunately for LA, Zardes wouldn't have finished in the top three for the Revs in their 5-0 win on June 2.

Robbie Keane had massive impact vs Sounders

In Robbie Rogers debut with the LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane put on a show with a first half hat trick and an assist in a 4-0 rout of the Seattle Sounders. Keane's Match Impact Rating shows how off the charts he was in the match.

Taking stock of Magee and Rogers

Mike Magee was the LA Galaxy's Mr. November. Robbie Rogers has big shoes to fill in that respect, but during the regular season, Rogers has provided clutch goals at nearly the same rate. Perhaps the move to LA will elevate Rogers' playoff performance

MLS 2013 salaries and Match Impact Rating

Mauro Rosales of the Seattle Sounders is one of the biggest bargains in MLS in 2013 going by his league-leading Match Impact Rating. LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan cracks the Top 10 in both MIR and compensation. We break down the bargains and busts.

Keane, Villarreal solid in loss vs. Red Bulls

Robbie Keane and Jose Villarreal did the most to help the Galaxy avoid a losing effort against the New York Red Bulls on May 19. If not for a late goal caused in part by an indecisive goalkeeper, the Galaxy might have had a draw in the match.

Donovan in form, makes big Impact vs. Union

LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan tallied one goal and two assists in a spirited performance against the Philadelphia Union on May 15. His Match Impact Rating was in the triple digits and should raise some questions about his future with the USMNT.

Galaxy Fail to Make Offensive Impact vs Dynamo

The Galaxy did not find the scoreboard or much in the way of offensive impact as the Match Impact Ratings show for their 1-0 loss on Sunday to the Houston Dynamo.

Marcelo Sarvas has big Impact on Galaxy draw

Marcelo Sarvas was a standout player for the LA Galaxy against Toronto FC. Mike Magee and Jose Villarreal also had a pretty big impact on the proceedings.

Jack McBean tops weekly Castrol Index rating

LA Galaxy forward Jack McBean had good movement off the ball to earn him tops in the Castrol Index this past week. However, he had limited impact on the outcome of the match.

Jack McBean scored big with Sunday's goal

Jack McBean's goal in just 27 minutes of play made him stand out on the Castrol Index and Match Impact Rating.

Jose Villarreal has biggest Impact on Galaxy win

LA Galaxy homegrown player Jose Villarreal had the match winning goal against Herediano. His impact on the game is rewarded in the latest Match Impact Ratings.

Mike Magee has biggest impact on LA Galaxy victory

Mike Magee's hat trick has him at the top of the Match Impact Rating list.

Dempsey bested by defenders in MIR

Clint Dempsey scored the only goal for the U.S. on Feb. 6 vs. Honduras but a pair of defenders for Los Catrachos, Juan Carlos Garcia and Maynor Figueroa, both turned in better Match Impact Ratings in the World Cup qualifier.

Beckham's Offensive Impact amongst other DPs

David Beckham created the Designated Player rule in coming over to MLS from Real Madrid. How has he stacked up against the class of player he created?

Keane has biggest impact on LA Galaxy "loss"

Robbie Keane penalty was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dreary match for the LA Galaxy. They played it safe on the turf in the rain, and it got nervy at times.

Robbie Keane has biggest impact on LA Galaxy win

When a player manages a point on every goal of a 3-0 victory, chances are that player will end up with a super high Match Impact Rating and tonight was no different with Robbie Keane finishing with a Match Impact Rating of 113.75.

Wondo & Keane vs Historical MLS seasons

Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS goal scoring record in 2012. Robbie Keane had one of the best goal scoring seasons for a Designated Player. How do both players compare to some of MLS' best historical seasons?

Robbie Keane has biggest impact on Galaxy victory

Keane finished that match with the biggest Match Impact Rating for the Galaxy with 86, scoring two goals and not missing a shot.

Landon Dononvan has biggest impact on match

Last night, Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas had the biggest imapct on a match where the LA Galaxy had little working on offense. The Galaxy only managed one high percentage shot attempt on the night.

Mike Magee has biggest impact on Galaxy's victory

In a match where the LA Galaxy had far more attempts than successful attempts, Mike Magee stood out from the pack with the best Match Impact Rating.

Landon Donovan continues to have a big impact

Today we're going to talk about how LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan could finish top of the league in MIR.

Edson Buddle has biggest impact on Galaxy's draw

LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle has become a bit of an escape goat this year for money being wasted, but he had the biggest impact on the Galaxy's 2-2 draw against San Jose.

Edson Buddle Hasn't Contributed Off The Bench

Edson Buddle hasn't scored since May 26th, in the 10th minute; hasn't scored since coming back from injury. Off the bench he's averaging 3.1 shots per 90, 1.03 of those on goal.

Robbie Keane Has Big Impact On LA's Loss To RSL

Scoring the only goal for the Galaxy, it's unsurprising that Robbie Keane led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating on Saturday. Inside the penalty area he caught a Juninho cross with his left foot, volleying it into the back of the net

Marcelo Sarvas Has Biggest Impact On Draw

The LA Galaxy walked out of Colorado with a point against the Rapids. Moments after Marcelo Sarvas scored the opening goal for the Galaxy, an equalizer was let in and that's how the match finished.

DPs, Defense & Role Players Turn Galaxy Around

The LA Galaxy's remarkable run over the past 20 matches has secured a playoff spot for the defending their MLS Cup title. Who has been responsible for turning the team (which was in last place in May) around? Designated players? The backline?

Robbie Keane Has Biggest Impact On LA Galaxy Victory

Marcelo Sarvas Has Biggest Impact On Galaxy Win

The Match Impact Ratings for the Galaxy are out once again, and it should be no surprise that Marcelo Sarvas had the biggest impact on how the Galaxy played. He was everywhere on the pitch, factoring on both goals and keeping out a goal for good meas

David Beckham Has Biggest Impact on LA Galaxy Victory over Vancouver

Juninho getting his sixth goal in five matches was the more interesting story last night, but it was David Beckham who had the biggest impact in the match

LA Galaxy vs. Puerto Rico Islanders: Jose Villarreal and Jack McBean Have Big Impact On Important Match

The LA Galaxy trotted out a lineup last night heavy on the youngun's and were rewarded with a 4-0 victory. Two teenage forwards accounted for half the scoring, while a 2012 Superdraft pick scored the opener.

Mike Magee Has Biggest Impact on Low Scoring Match

With Landon Donovan and David Beckham unavailable, and the Columbus Crew second to last in goals scored this year, many fans predicted a low scoring match in Columbus last night.

Landon Donovan Has Enormous Impact On Last Night's Match

No surprise that Landon Donovan blew away everyone else on the pitch in match impact. His MIR was 143.09 with those four assists skyrocketing his point total.

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