The LA Galaxy have been in quite the slump as they failed to find the elusive W in August with 4 draws and 2 losses. They were eliminated from the US Open Cup and now sit 8 points back of league leading FC Dallas.
September has already started a hell of lot better for the Galaxy with a huge win over a struggling Columbus Crew side that has had a fall from grace like no other.
Going from MLS Cup finalists one year to bottom of the rather weak Eastern Conference the next.
If Bruce Arena couldn’t get a win in Columbus, then we’d have some issues in Designated Player paradise.
Thankfully, a world-class strike from Baggio Husidic and a cheeky chip from Gio dos Santos saved LA from embarrassment and dropping even more points to lesser opposition.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 6, 2016
With Nigel de Jong gone to Galatasaray, the Galaxy can once again play football instead of rely on that wrecking ball that could rarely complete a pass.
For real, I think he accumulated more cards than successfully completed passes. Thankfully that experiment is now over.
With Robbie Keane back from his retirement tour, the partnership of Gio and Robbie needs to be clicking on all cylinders for LA to have a shot at another ring.
But without Jelle Van Damme at the back, the Galaxy need to look to outscore sides in order to get results until the Belgian makes his return.
If the Galaxy are to challenge for their record 6th MLS Cup (but who’s counting?), the fringe players will make all the difference.
Dealing with the loss of Gyasi Zardes for the rest of the season is not ideal, especially with offensive production way down and Steven Gerrard being made of glass and all.
It’ll be a grind for the Galaxy if anything is to come of it, but when it comes down to it they still have more titles than the Sounders…