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In Reserve: Galaxy gets first win; Guy, Fagundez combine to lead Revs and more

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The Los Angeles Galaxy reserves are on the board.

Rookie Paolo Cardozo set up both Gregg Berhalter and Adam Cristman, and the Galaxy held on for its first MLS Reserve League victory, a 2-1 result over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Monday.

Cristman's goal in the 73rd minute from the top of the penalty area proved to be the game-winner after Whitecaps rookie Omar Salgado sliced the Vancouver deficit in half with a goal in the 77th minute.

The Galaxy improved to 1-4-0 in reserve play, while Vancouver is still winless at 0-3-1. The teams occupy the bottom two positions in the West Division, respectively.

Highlights of the Galaxy win and a couple of other results from the MLS Reserve League are after the jump:


New signing Ryan Guy scored off a Diego Fagundez corner kick in the 86th minute to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the New England Revolution to a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Tuesday at BMO Field.

Guy, whose goal-line clearance helped salvage a point for the Revs' first team against Chicago over the weekend, also added an assist in the win.

The 16-year-old Fagundez, a Revolution Homegrown Player, tallied assists on all three of New England's goals as the team improved to 2-2-1.

Rookie Demetrius Omphroy tallied both of the goals for Toronto FC (0-2-1).


Brandon McDonald's own goal in the 72nd minute capped a wild eight-minute stretch and propelled the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday at Jeld-Wen Field.

Portland forward Eddie Johnson snapped a scoreless tie in the 64th minute only to have San Jose's Chris Leitch answer on a blast from distance four minutes later.

Four minutes after that, Sal Zizzo, who assisted on Johnson's goal, sent a cross through the box that McDonald inadvertently hit into his own net to cap the scoring.

Cillian Sheridan, who was on trial recently for the Seattle Sounders, started up top for Portland, which improved to 2-2-1. San Jose fell to 3-2-0. 


What are your thoughts on the latest MLS Reserve League action? Think Cardozo was a nice find for the Galaxy? Should Guy get more minutes with the Revs' first team?

Share your thoughts below.

  • abc

    Some intrepid young soccer reporter please check to see how close Fagundez is to getting his green card or US citizenship (same for his parents since he’s 16). Thanks in advance.


  • Sal

    Galaxy lights it up every time this kid touches the field but Arena refuses to play him over garbage like Kirovski, Birchell, Magee, Jordan, etc….sad


  • bottlcaps

    Its good to see Berhalter playing again. At his age, injuries are common and coming back gets harder and harder. His substitution against Colorado was his first MLS appearance in what? About a year. There is no doubt that the reason the Galaxy backline is so good is due to his influence over the younger players. Having him playing in reserves means he needs games for match fitness which means Arena has plans in using him regularly, maybe not as the primary starter, but definitely as relief, as the Galaxy will have a real hard summer with Concacaf, Open cup,International friendlies as well as MLS action all lined up.


  • KNPonder

    Admittedly, I do not follow MLS that closely, so I did a double-take when I read that Berhalter was playing in a reserve match. I did some searches and saw a post about him on a site that said he is trying to come back from injuries. More power to him, but that seems like a losing battle at his age.


  • dan

    he’s been in the us since he was 5 so he’s been in the states for about 11 years…assuming he already has a green card to live here permanently then he just needs to turn 18 and pass the test to gain citizenship


  • Wavy

    Galaxy defense isn’t the problem, especially with Ricketts…it is their boring bunker style that is…Bring in Cardozo!


  • Obie

    Ya, just what arena needs, another old fart to bring in every game…shades of Greg Vanney and Eddie Lewis


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