Discussion in 'TSL: Club Pages' started by redwings8831, May 29, 2012.
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LA Galaxy First Team Josh Saunders (GK) Sean Franklin (RB) - A.J. DeLaGarza (RCB) - Omar Gonzalez (LCB) - Todd Dunivant (LB) Mike Magee (RDM) - Juninho (LDM) David Beckham (RM) - Edson Buddle (CAM) - Robbie Keane (LM) Landon Donovan (ST) Reserves Brian Perk (GK) Leonardo (CB) Marcelo Sarvas (CM) Michael Stephens (CM) Paolo Cardozo (LM) Pat Noonan (CF) Chad Barrett (ST)
Matchday 1: LA Galaxy v. West Ham W 3-1
Matchday 2: Rubin Kazan v. LA Galaxy L 0-5
Matchday 3: Palermo v. LA Galaxy
Coppa Match 1: Aston Villa v. LA Galaxy W 4-2
Matchday 4: LA Galaxy v. Stade Rennes
Matchday 5: LA Galaxy v. Everton
Matchday 6: LA Galaxy v. Cagliari
Coppa Match 2: LA Galaxy v. Werder Bremen
Matchday 7: Athletic Club v. LA Galaxy
Matchday 8: VfB Stuttgart v. LA Galaxy
Coppa Match 3: LA Galaxy v. Santos
Matchday 9: LA Galaxy v. FC Kobenhavn
Matchday 10: West Ham v. LA Galaxy
Matchday 11: LA Galaxy v. Palermo
Matchday 12: LA Galaxy v. Rubin Kazan
Coppa Rnd of 16: TBA
Matchday 13: Everton v. LA Galaxy
Matchday 14: Stade Rennes ??? v. LA Galaxy
Coppa Quarterfinal: TBA
Matchday 15: LA Galaxy v. Athletic Club
Matchday 16: Cagliari v. LA Galaxy
Coppa Semifinal: TBA
Matchday 17: FC Kobenhavn v. LA Galaxy
Matchday 18: LA Galaxy v. VfB Stuttgart
Coppa Final: TBA
Promotion or Bust As manager redwings8831 heads into the second season with the LA Galaxy, the goal is pretty simple: Promotion or bust. After finishing mid-table last year, changes will be made to improve the consistency of the team. Although there will be no changes in the starting eleven, some tactical decisions have been. Captain Landon Donovan will be the man up front from matchday 1 this year. A shakeup was made midway through last year as the Galaxy were struggling to score. Donovan embraced the change and rattled off 10 goals in the second half of the season. He will be accompanied by fellow American Edson Buddle up front with imports David Beckham and Robbie Keane manning the wings.
The Galaxy will look to maintain more of the ball this season. Although the offensive numbers were average to above-average last year, percentage of possession was not. This will have to happen by keeping the ball in the center of the field and bringing the midfield in. Even with this suttle change, the first option will continue to be down the lines as at times last season, the Galaxy was lethal from with the crosses and especially from the flags.
A pleasant surprise last year was the play of goalkeeper Josh Saunders. With 4 clean sheets, he proved to be a solid option on the back end.
The preseason has been a struggle, with 3-2 home losses against Serie B foes Dinamo Moscow (kaptainkracker1) and Sao Paulo (snake3249) and a 4-1 rout by Ajax (Zikry) of Serie A. The friendly slate continued with a disappointing 2-0 loss against VfB Stuttgart (Frenchie1916) in Germany.
The season kicks off with a home match against West Ham United followed by a quick trip to Russia and Italy, with matches against Rubin Kazan and Palermo. The first Coppa group match follows against an opponent to be announced following the draw.
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