LA Galaxy @ New York Red Bulls
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Red Bull Arena
Kick-off: 10:00 a.m
The LA Galaxy is in New York to face the third and final game of the road trip this Sunday. Coming off a victory at Philadelphia this past Wednesday the Galaxy will look to keep gaining points when they face the leaders in the Eastern Conference.
The Galaxy went into Philadelphia on a two-game losing streak and having difficulties scoring goals. All that changed against the Union, as LA would score four goals to return to their winning ways. The Union’s goalkeeper Zac MacMath headed the ball into his own net to give the Galaxy the 1-0 lead just a couple of minutes into the game. Although the Galaxy was off to a good start, the Union managed to equalize off a throw in, in which Okugo found himself unmarked in the six-yard box. The difference in the game was the dangerous pairing of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who were playing together for the first time in nearly a month. Landon Donovan tallied a goal and two assists this game, while Keane added a goal and an assist himself. Hector Jimenez also got himself on the scoreboard, finding the back of the net for the first time this season. The LA Galaxy has yet to lose when scoring the first goal.
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane joined Mike Magee as players with more than one goal this season, and Donovan also joined a list of players to have played 200 games with the club, alongside Kevin Hartman, Cobi Jones, and Mauricio Cienfuegos.
The Red Bulls will be no easy test. On a five-game unbeaten run, the Red Bulls have maintained themselves on top of the Eastern Conference. Led by players like Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, and Fabian Espindola, the Red Bulls’ attack is one of the most dangerous in the league. The Red Bulls’ last defeat came on April 17th against Sporting KC, their only defeat at home. New York is winless against Western Conference opponents this season, and the Galaxy will look start a winning streak and keep it that way.
THIS IS LA!
17 points, 17 GF, 9 GA
5-3-2, 3rd in Western Conference
Home Record: 3-1-1
Away Record: 2-2-1
(5/15) Philadelphia Union 1-4 LA Galaxy
(5/11) Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 LA Galaxy
(5/5) LA Galaxy 0-1 Houston Dynamo
(4/27) Real Salt Lake 0-2 LA Galaxy
(4/20) LA Galaxy 2-0 Sporting KC
New York Red Bulls:
21 points, 19 GF, 15 GA
6-4-3, 1st in Eastern Conference
Home Record: 3-1-1
Away Record: 3-3-2
(5/11) NE Revolution 1-1 NY Red Bulls
(5/8) NY Red Bulls 2-1 Montreal Impact
(5/4) Columbus Crew 0-1 NY Red Bulls
(4/27) Toronto FC 1-2 LA Galaxy
(4/20) NY Red Bulls 4-1 NE Revolution