I’ll be Damme-d: The Galaxy Have Found Their Missing Piece

Ethan Tait

The LA Galaxy were founded on the principles of LA sports: win with excitement and by outscoring teams, not defending.

For the most part, success has been frequent with the Galaxy being the first MLS team to 5 MLS Cup titles.

With more expansion teams entering the league and other teams being able to compete financially, the Galaxy have found competition to be a bit stiff.

In the MLS, it is survival of the fittest; adapt or be beaten.

Word to Charles Darwin.

After a disappointing early exit from the MLS Cup playoffs and losing Omar Gonzalez and Juninho to Mexico, Bruce Arena realized major changes had to come about in order to prevent a riot and fans asking for his head.

The additions of Ashley Cole and Nigel de Jong have proved to be adequate when de Jong isn’t trying to break Nagbe’s leg or kick Alonso in the chest again or when Cole isn’t injured (which is frequent).

The best addition of offseason was the big, bald Belgian, Jelle Van Damme.

He’s been brilliant at the back and has produced stellar performances including this one with AJ DeLaGarza.

The MLS All-Star was outstanding on the road in two of the most difficult stadiums in the league in Seattle and Portland as the Galaxy escaped the Pacific Northwest with 4 out of 6 points.

The Lex Luthor-looking mothafucka has transformed the Galaxy into a legit title contender and has added some steel to the backline.

Also, he can feather in balls like this to Robbie Keane up front.

With the return of Gyasi Zardes to the lineup and the offense putting away their chances, the #RaceToSeis is looking like quite the possibility.

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