MLS Game Summary - New York at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, May 7, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New York 1, Los Angeles 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Thierry Henry and Landon Donovan traded first-
half goals as Red Bull New York and the Los Angeles Galaxy finished in a 1-1
draw at The Home Depot Center on Saturday.
The first half was wide open as New York (4-1-3) took an early lead through
Henry, who raced into the penalty area to collect a diagonal ball from Dane
Richards, round goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and roll the ball into the net.
Galaxy striker Juan Pablo Angel was facing his former team for the first time
and he thought he had a goal in the 25th minute, but it was called back for
However, the hosts equalized in the 41st minute when David Beckham's corner
kick was headed home from eight yards by Donovan.
The U.S. international then missed a great chance a few minutes later when
Beckham's ball over the top allowed Donovan to beat Ricketts to the ball
outside the penalty area. But Donovan's shot didn't have enough behind it,
allowing New York defender Tim Ream to recover in time to clear the ball off
the goal line.
Things tightened up a bit in the second half but the Red Bulls put together a
pair of chances in the final 15 minutes as a header from substitute Juan
Agudelo narrowly missed the left post, while Richards had a shot from 20 yards
come back off the woodwork.
The result snaps a three-game winning streak for New York, which kept a clean
sheet in each of its previous three matches, while the Galaxy (4-2-4) has
collected seven points from its last four games.
05/08 01:06:35 ET