A couple of months or so, a Galaxy win and a Chivas USA loss on a Saturday night would mean three points earned for one local club and nothing gained for the other.
As it stands, Saturday's respective results mean little, if anything.
The Galaxy bounced back from Wednesday's feeble effort against Gamba Osaka to beat Sydney FC 2-1. David Beckham set up both goals. Josh Tudela and Ely Allen scored the goals. The team is now off to Asia for a pair of friendlies.
On the mainland US, meanwhile, Chivas USA fell to Columbus 2-1. Atiba Harris scored Chivas' lone goal. Chivas used Aleco Eskandarian, Ante Razov and Atiba Harris on the field at the same time, at least in the first half. Jesse Marsch didn't play, so perhaps Luciano Emilio's tackle at the beginning of the week was more serious than we thought.
Also, in case you care about the PPC final, Gamba Osaka destroyed Houston by 6-1. Yeesh.