Sunday, 20 July 2008

Beckham Helps Galaxy Draw Against The Red Bulls

The highest gate of the season watched David Beckham's Galaxy team come back in the last minute to earn a draw against the New York Red Bulls last night.

The attendance shows just how much interest that Beckham has generated for football in the USA, and they were rewarded with a fighting 2-2 draw.

Beckham was pleased after the game: "There were chances for both teams but we showed a lot of character. We were disappointed to go in 1-1 at halftime because they scored through our sloppy play."

"Then we came out second half, they got a goal but we kept on battling and we didn't look as if we were going to get a goal but we did in the end."

"It showed the character in the team, especially when we're not playing as well as we can, to come back. So overall, maybe a draw was fair tonight."

Landon Donovan got the equaliser in injury time thanks to a cross which fooled everyone and floated into the back of the net.

"It was a cross, of course," Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit said. "But he kicked it so well, if Edson had touched it, it would have gone in as well."

"So the keeper didn't know what to do. Just the quality of the play itself made it difficult for the goalkeeper."

Galaxy nearly won it too. In the dying seconds Beckham sent in a cross which Donovan connected with his left foot, but it came out off the post.

The ex-Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel scored for the Bulls to emphasise that the Premiership is having more and more effect on the MLS, and they are now getting the crowds to rival some of the best in Europe.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was there! Great game!