Skip to comments.Manchester United Embarrasses LA Galaxy 7-0 In Front Of Sold-Out Crowd At Rose Bowl
Posted on 07/24/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Manchester United made an impressive debut under Coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.
Ashley Young and unsung defender Reece James scored two second-half goals apiece as United opened its summer tour with a surprisingly polished win over MLS overmatched Galaxy in the Guinness International Champions Cup.
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The Galaxy got Braziled...
Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Aug 2nd at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Go Red Devils.
The only surprise is that anyone was surprised by this result.
Most of the Man U players were at the World Cup; and how many L.A. Galaxy players were there?
In the mean time Man City was beating up on my Sporting KC 4-1. Where were these guys in the World Cup?
That should be a great match. UEFA Champions League cup winners against what should be a very much improved Man U. side.
The Galaxy looked pretty pathetic. Just barely above AYSO level.
Most of them were playing for teams not named England.
Still a huge chasm between US soccer and the best of the world. Klinsmann is trying to change that but it’s a tall order.
Soccer = Socialism
Several of the top European club teams are better than almost all the countries that played at the World Cup.
Yeah MLS is way way way down the list of leagues talent wise.
I’ll be there.
This is why I don’t bother with the MLS.
A mid-level Premier League side would make mince meat of most of the World Cup teams.
They can’t even beat teams from El Salvador in the CONCACAF Champions League.
I’m not sure if I can make it to the game, but I have a bunch of hard-core Man. U. fans (friends) coming. We have some serious drinking to do.
Best stick to “American” sports, then, and their salary-caps, revenue-sharing, draft “picks,” taxpayer-funded stadiums, yearly rule changes to make scoring easier, and anti-trust exemptions. You know, free-market capitalism sort of stuff.
This is the question I've wanted to ask about the World Cup. When you look at the German team, most of the players come from a few German teams and play together frequently. Muller, Neuer, Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Gotze, and Boateng all come from Bayern Munich, for example.
Seems to me that if team chemistry is important (and IMHO it seems very important), then it's not necessarily the teams with the highest number of superstars that are going to win, but the teams who actually know how to play together. Costa Rica is a great example of team chemistry. Individually they are all really good, but they also really know each other’s style of play, and this has to help.