MLS: Real Salt Lake 6-2 LA Galaxy
Two routs in just two weeks [5-0, 6-2], this LA Galaxy team is becoming embarrassing to watch sometimes. We would be a surprise if they make the playoffs judging from those defensive woes.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic can’t defend and the defense comes out flat evert game conceding at least 2 goals in the last 7 out of the last 8 games.
The LA Galaxy are the second worst defense in the League and worst in the Western Conference. This is not playoff worthy. Where is the defense?
LA Galaxy coach, Schmid, is on a hot seat and must turn this around or will be sacked very soon.
Here is what Schmid had to say:
We came out at the start of the second half, we were right there on the 2-2 with a header that goes off the post, Rimando is beat off the play. Six inches the other way we score a goal, they come back and get a deflected goal, it’s 3-1, we lose confidence and it gets worse from there.
It’s one of those games where – I know we had one a couple weeks ago – it’s one of those games that we just have to forget about.
We’re still trying to be able to play the same lineup from week-to-week. We thought we would be able to play the same lineup this week and then two guys come up hurt. We’ve got to change our lineup a little bit and find that rhythm.
We’re all in this together, players and coaches, and we all have to look at our part of what we did and pull together and embrace this challenge.
We just have a hill to climb. What our team needs to do now is accept the challenge that presents itself in front of us. It’s a task but we shouldn’t be pro soccer players or coaches if we didn’t like challenges and if we didn’t go after it.
Now it’s a matter of going after it, accepting the challenge and embracing and working hard to move forward.
We had two games at home against Minnesota and Colorado that we should have won. We had two leads in each game and we should have won. If you win those games, your confidence stays up and you move forward.”
Real Salt Lake coach Petke:
“We were very specific throughout the week. Hats off to my assistant coaches. The amount of data and information that they not only put together for me, but more importantly for the players. We have a young back line and tonight they shut down one of the best forwards in the last 10-15 years in the world.
The moments where they double teamed (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic were the perfect moments and the times they didn’t were the right times not to. Hats off to my assistant coaches and hats off to these players.”