Revs and Galaxy play to 1-1 draw amid rainstorm at the HDC.

CARSON, CALIF — Amid an uncharacteristic Southern California rainstorm, the New England Revolution drew the LA Galaxy, 1-1 on a soaked pitch at the Home Depot Center.

Los Angeles saw three potential goals whistled off in a match that the club dominated for considerable amounts of the match. The Revolution took the lead just three minutes in when a defensive breakdown for the Galaxy lead to a Sharlie Joseph goal. Juninho scored his second goal of the season for the Galaxy off a failed clearance that allowed the Brazilian to fire in a shot from 20 yards out. 

Juan Pablo Angel was able to make his season debut for the Galaxy playing 27 minutes in the draw.The Galaxy are now 1-0-1 on the season and will travel to Real Salt Lake on March 26th to take on RSL. Revolution will now return home to Foxboro to take on D.C. for their home opener on the 26th. 

  • Peter

    Better yet, why did Joseph hit the crossbar when he could have had his second goal?


  • three11stu

    Don’t think you can blame the ref. I didn’t see the first goal called back, but the 2 that I did see were clearly offside.


  • Eric

    Just came from the game. Haven’t watched the replay but it seems we got robbed on the first disallowed goal. We dominated the majority of the game. I guess thats how it goes in a socal typhoon. junihno is the real deal. Barrett is complete garbage.


  • Tony in Quakeland

    I thought the first goal was legit. Rees just dropped the ball. The other off isde calls were correct.


  • chupacabra

    How about the triple handball by the NE defender (I’m too lazy to look up who it was). I didn’t know dribbling was allowed in MLS.


  • Ian

    if that would’ve been called a PK, we would be complaining about how soft a call it was. grazed his arm, didn’t affect play.


  • KungFuSoccer

    Attendance is sold tickets. I have two of those. I watched on Tivo. LA is not washington. People don’t show up in driving rain in LA. NE is awful.What was possession 80-20? Galaxy were clearly superior. NE had no testicular fortitude to push forward and was embarrassing. Yet, got a better than expected result. Good coaching, not good playing. Weather made for an odd game and Leonardo had a serious brain fart on the NE goal. Junhinio (sp?) is seriously talented. David was not impressive, but, the weather made everyone somewhat awful. So I will withhold judgement for at least one more game. I was getting annoyed by his predictable play until he played the short ball to Magee. From what I can see Donovan should play in front until another forward can score a goal.


  • Mike Toole

    Well, the Revs went out to try and control possession because they don’t have the speed to mount an effective counterattack in the squad right now. It kinda worked in the 2nd half as LA tired, not really in the 1st. Our defense kinda held its shape, but we couldn’t move the ball out of our half consistently – same issue as last year.

    And still, I’m left with the question: where will the goals come from? I think Soares and Coria looked solid in defense, but aside from Shalrie’s hustle, we had almost no chances on goal. I love the guy, but he can’t do everything himself.

    I think the 1st disallowed goal should have stood, LA got screwed. MLS refs, amirite? I’ll take the road point and run, but I’ve seen the Revs get jobbed enough times to know how that feels – it sucks.


  • John

    It truly perplexes me that Chad Barrett is even a professional football player. Beckham must be wondering right now what he has done to deserve having Barrett as the recipient of his crosses since Barrett can’t even make a play on any one of Beckham’s deliveries. Barrett is so bad that I would rather see Kirovski, who is not that good either at this stage of his career, start. Players like Barrett are the main reason why the MLS would not be considered an elite league. He should be playing either in the reserve league or in some amateur club in England.


  • bryan

    1st disallowed goal was a joke. the 2nd was clearly offsides. barrett is TERRIBLE. juninho with another incredible goal. Joseph’s shot off the crossbar was offside anyway. 3rd disallowed goal looked like it was offside.


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