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August 16, 2010

Galaxy Defeat Red Bulls in Star-Studded Game: The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 Saturday night in a showcase of the league's newest marquee stars. Edson Buddle scored the goal in the 10th minute for the Galaxy. "We've heard a lot of talk about the New York Red Bulls over the last month, and we wanted to reiterate to people who the best team in the league is," said Galaxy star Landon Donovan. The growing popularity of the MLS is leading to a loosening of the purse strings to put more stars like the Red Bulls' Thierry Henry on teams. Author Clemente Lisi asks, "MLS will without a doubt be a better product with more Designated Players, but at what price?" (A retiring MLS star, wonder goal scorer Clint Mathis, was honored at the game.)

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:46 PM - 12 comments

NOTES: Three fans ran across the field in the 89th minute and were led off by security.

Those guys had the best run all night for NY.

posted by goddam at 02:12 PM on August 16

You're not supposed to glorify it, jerk!

posted by yerfatma at 03:16 PM on August 16

NOTES: Three fans ran across the field in the 89th minute and were led off by security.

I assume they were properly tased by the security guards, as they obviously posed a serious threat to the athletes and officials on the pitch.

posted by grum@work at 07:36 PM on August 16

So is the big MLS rivalry between LA and NY? Not exactly Blackburn and Burnley for stirring up local passions, but still.

posted by owlhouse at 12:59 AM on August 17

A bit like Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, mate.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:10 AM on August 17

So is the big MLS rivalry between LA and NY? Not exactly Blackburn and Burnley for stirring up local passions, but still.

Wouldn't really call it the biggest rivalry. Actually I wouldn't call it a rivalry at all. Both teams just happen to have the biggest stars in the league right now. NY's biggest rival is DC United. LA has Chivas USA.

posted by goddam at 10:26 AM on August 17

@truebloodroo, did you see the Big Blue last week? Those two have faced off so much recently I think they might get confused about which shirt to wear ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 12:27 PM on August 17

did you see the Big Blue last week?

Are you referring to an A-League match, billsaythis?

posted by trueblueroo at 07:14 PM on August 17

A- League local derby: Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix. Surely that must be the longest journey for a ''domestic'' competition anywhere in the world. Well, since Vladivostok got relegated from the Russian Premier Division, at least.

posted by owlhouse at 09:45 PM on August 17

trueblueroo, I am indeed. Fox Soccer Channel is (for now at least) showing one A-League match a week, picking up the feed from their Aussie corporate sibling, and, well, what other soccer is on US TV late (Pacific time) on a Saturday night?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:02 PM on August 18

ESPN Pacific (that's the ocean) also replays an MLS game once a week. Now I get ESPN SE Asia, I can't see either A-League or MLS.

posted by owlhouse at 09:30 PM on August 18

Your fault for moving to Cambodia dude.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:27 PM on August 19

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