Saturday, June 25, 2011
GALAXY: Magee in the nets for shutout
By Scott French
When is a draw just as good as a victory? How about when you've lost both your goalkeepers.
That's what the Galaxy endured Saturday afternoon in San Jose, with midfielder/forward Mike Magee forced to put on the gloves after Donovan Ricketts went down with an injury and Josh Saunders was red-carded.
The 0-0 draw pushed L.A.'s record to 9-2-8.
Ricketts suffered an arm or shoulder injury in a 22nd-minute collision with San Jose midfielder Khari Stephenson, so Saunders came off the bench. He was shown a red card after elbowing Steven Lenhart -- a most controversial call made after Lenhart headed the ball out of Saunders' hands, which isn't legal.
With no more goalkeepers on the bench, Magee stepped in, and he impressed, making one big save and taking command of his box.
Gregg Berhalter, making his first start this season, captained L.A.