where were you?

I was there when Landon Donovan hoisted the MLS Cup this afternoon…

I was there when Juninho borrowed one of the giant Galaxy flags and waved it in celebration.

I was there when David Beckham was substituted in stoppage time at the end of the second half to a prolonged standing ovation.

I was there when Beckham threw himself at the far post trying to turn in Robbie Keane’s cross.

I was there when Robbie Keane slotted home the third Galaxy goal and went into his sommersaulting routine, knowing he had just put the game out of Houston’s reach.

I was there when Landon Donovan sent his spot kick bulging out the back of the net to put the Galaxy in the lead.

I was there when Omar Gonzalez rose highest and slotted home the equalizer.

I was there while Josh Saunders came up with save after save to keep the Galaxy in the game.

I was there early, I was there late, I was there singing, and chanting, and clapping and screaming.

I am losing my voice, much to my wife’s immense humor.  Totally worth it.


Adieu Beckham.  You are class.  You’re heart and your quality can never be questioned.  Thank you for the six years of memories and best of luck on your next adventure.

Donovan…  if you choose to walk away, I support that 100%, you need to do what is right for you.  But you will be missed.

Omar Gonzalez, you fully deserved the MVP today.  Thank you for being the general on that back line and cleaning up cross after cross after cross.

Robbie Keane, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Is it March yet?  I’m ready for the next season to begin now!

another victory

This was not Wayne Rooney’s best game… and I really hate to say that as he is one of my favorite players.  He did curl a perfect cross into the box for Evra to head home for what turned out to be the winner, but that was about all he did during the game.

I’m going to add to my argument from https://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/what-ever-happened-to-just-smashing-it-into-the-net/, to say that it helps to put the shot on target.  I hang my head in shame.

Great take on the goal by Van Persie to get the game going early… and then things went failry flat for the rest of the 90 minutes.  That’s not entirely fair as United had the game well and fully under control, but “yawn,” it wasn’t very exciting.  I got the sense that United could have kicked it into a higher gear if they’d needed to.  If the game hadn’t ended directly after Calorza’s goal I wouldn’t have been surprised if United restored the two goal gap almost immediately.

In any case, it was 3 more points and sent United top of the table.  With Chelsea and Manchester City both only managing draws we will end the weekend top too.  Glory, glory.

Now I just need the Los Angeles Galaxy to manage a victory in tomorrow’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes in the first of a home and away playoff series and it will end up being a near perfect weekend.

I just love this game.