Imbued by epic frustration, Sounders FC midfielder Lamar nagle could find very little consolation in a 1-nil loss to the LA Galaxy. This has much to do with an epic 4 shots on goal during the full 90 that Nagle was afforded; however, none of Lamar’s strikes were successful as LA Galaxy Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo recorded nine saves.
In the 2nd road game of the year, the Sounders FC (2-2-1, 7 points) fell 1-0 to the LA Galaxy (2-2-2, 8 points) on Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center, in LA.
Opportunities abound as the Sounders pulled of a brilliant 10 on target strikes, with four more that were marked as offsides. Ultimately, the Sounders seemed to have missed Forward Clint Dempsey who missed the trip with a strained hamstring. This can not be an excuse as the Galaxy were missing their star player too, Robbie Keene.
The only shot that crossed the goal line came in the 23rd minute. Juninho sent a free kick into the area, where Omar Gonzalez outjumped center back Brad Evans and headed the ball on to Gordon, who had beaten Andy Rose to the far post.
“I think everybody is disappointed in the result,” Evans said. “But in saying that, I thought that was probably our best game this year. Sometimes soccer is that way. One chance for them in the first half: their header, we lose our mark, and they’ll beat you that way.”
SSU Player of the Game:
Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo recorded nine saves, the highest total by a Sounders FC opponent in franchise history.
Next Side Up:
Saturday, April 18 for a road matchup at the Colorado Rapids. 6:00 p.m. PT from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with local coverage slated for the first time this season on JOEtv.