Ah, the good old days. Carlos Ruiz scoring goals, the Galaxy winning. Well, Galaxy fans can reminisce for one day at least as the Galaxy beat Shanghai-Hong Kong on Wednesday by 3-0. Ruiz scored all three goals.
Here are the highlights:
Some things of note from the game:
- David Beckham injured himself. Not sure the severity of it but he sat out the final 20 minutes. Beckham called it a dead leg and said that it would be fine in a few days, presumably he wouldn't miss Sunday's all-important clash in Hong Kong.
- Ruiz showed that he still has it. He's got enough baggage to fill a conveyor belt but the man can score. The Galaxy's dealt with him before so they know what they're getting in terms of the off-the-field stuff but his on-the-field performances are still top notch. He connected with Becks for the first goal but scored the other two when Beckham was on the bench.
- The defense isn't a sieve after all. Not sure how good Shanghai-Hong Kong is but for the Galaxy's defense, a shutout at this point against the AYSO Section 47 All-Stars would have been a good sign.
- The crowd count was around 10,000. Good to see the Galaxy went to all this effort to draw 10,000 fans. They could have drawn 10,000 in a game right here in Carson today with the same exact lineup. Can someone please explain what the purpose of this trip is?