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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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.
Sorry, but this is funny to me. I have never cared for the Galaxy. Maybe Bruce Arena’s days are finally numbered.
I posted it for the laughs.
Here’s hoping that professional American soccer goes out of business.
I’ve always advocated having one MLS team to serve basically as the US men’s national team. The best players, unless they play in Europe would basically play on this team and they would be coached by the USMNT coaches and implement their style of play.
That’s a great idea. Or as a related approach, they could mandate that 60% of the players come from the top two MSL teams, and the other 40% can be the best who are playing abroad.
Well, Landon Donovan wasn't, at least.
Part of that is the screwy MLS schedule. They're still in preseason while playing against teams in mid- to late-season form.
But that's not good for the league - you've got to split up the top players or you wind up with one team with all of the talent,and no real competition to play against.
That’s a bit of a stretch.
Other teams would still have the good foreign players.
You are wrong.
Soccer is pure capitalism, its North American sports that are set up along socialist lines: drafts, salary caps etc, all to equal everyone out.
Soccer?. Biggest clubs get the best players, get the biggest crowds, therefore the most money. Little clubs learn to survive at a low level (occasionally selling a talented player to the big clubs) or die. Pure capitalism baby.
Its YOUR sports that are socialist. Not ours.
Liverpool vs. AC Milan the same day here in Charlotte. I think they may have sold out Bank of America Stadium, which is about 60,000 seats. Pretty impressive if so.
That’s one of the big problems with the England team. Yes, the Premiership is probably the best club league in the world (although the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A are very close behind) but so many of their star players are not English. There are a solid number of good English players but they don’t play together.
Best and most capitalistic thing about European club feetball? Promotion and relegation. I sure wish we could do that in at least Major League Baseball here.
I think you’re right. Seems like the Premiere League is the best international league, but it’s no longer really an English league.
Who kicked the point-after?
The BBC came out with this article on the Dallas Tornado tour of 1967 that I thought people would find interesting. Imagine, they toured South Asia back in the day.
Per Champions League Titles, Serie A, Premier League and La Liga all are pretty close, probably averaging about 11-13 each but Germany’s Bundesliga has probably close to around 5-6 titles. but as for the National Team, it’s clear which one has had the most success though it is not necessarily clear why always.
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