LA Galaxy vs. Isidro Metapan: Your Running Commentary

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The Los Angeles Galaxy kick off their quest for a Champions League title when they take on El Salvador side Isidro Metapan at Home Depot Center tonight in CONCACAF Champions League action (10pm, FOX Soccer Channel).

The Galaxy will be without Landon Donovan tonight, but will be fielding all the rest of their starters against Metapan, which opened group play with a 3-1 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders.  Forward Nicolas Munoz will lead the Metapan attack against a Galaxy defense featuring all four first-choice defenders. Young midfielder Jose Villarreal gets the nod in place of Donovan tonight.

If you will be watching tonight's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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24 Responses to LA Galaxy vs. Isidro Metapan: Your Running Commentary

  1. Larry says:

    i dont think the CCL is going to be important until they move the final so it occurs right after the MLS season.

    right now the final is in April. That makes no sense at all.

  2. SilverRey says:

    Wow, three goals in three minutes!

  3. Eric says:

    I might be wrong about this but even if they could move it to a time like that, it would be inconvenient for the other CONCACAF leagues who follow different schedules than MLS. Because not everyone follows a roughly similar schedule (like in UEFA), the timing of the tournament is always going to be rough for some of the teams.

  4. Dulliwhig says:

    Streams anyone?

  5. Jason B says:

    first row sports, google it

  6. rg says:

    atdhenetdottv

  7. Jason B says:

    I think its important. It might take a few more years until the casual fan sees its importance, but I actually think the scheduling is fine.

    What could help is MLS moving up the start of the season to early March that way the MLS teams that make the quarterfinals could be in a little better position to take on Mexican/Central American teams that are in mid-season form.

  8. T says:

    LA should redo the seats in their stadium. I would suggest the colors to be all navy blue, all white, or all golden yellow, and yes I do know chivas usa share the stadium too.

  9. Larry says:

    Yeah im aware of that. But who are the big leagues in CONCACAF? MLS and La Liga MX.

    i think these two leagues need to get on the same schedule timeframe so a CCL final can happen after the end of their seasons.

    I know La Liga MX has a very complicated league system but i’m sure something can be worked out.

    having the CCL final in April makes the CCL pretty irrelevant. Just imagine if the UEFA CCL was done like this…it wouldn’t be that important of a trophy either.

  10. mike says:

    really? something can be ‘worked out’? wake up dude. there is so much money involved here. No easy task.

  11. T says:

    CONCACAF refs are pure s**t. Clear foul on Keane.

  12. WFRW says:

    Freaking brutal. These refs are so incompetent.

  13. Spencer says:

    agreed, he has botched several calls. No consistency and then a bogus red card.

  14. 20 says:

    what the F#@% ref?? I’ve never seen anything like this. LA should appeal this red card somehow

  15. Mug says:

    Concacaf refereeing never disappoints. Rediculous.

  16. Mug says:

    The sad part is this guy will probably ref the final.

  17. WFRW says:

    As if there was any doubt, ref is Mexican.

    Good for LA tonight.

  18. Nave says:

    The comments here about the referee in this game and in a lot of the other games where a US team is involved are hilarious. Incompetent? Really? Yes, nearly every time a US team plays a team from another country in this competition the referee is “incompetent”, and always in such a way as to favor the team playing the US. Penalty kicks and red cards galore against the US team are the rule. That’s in addition to the biased refereeing throughout the game. I no longer watch these games. It’s quite pointless. There is no way a US team will ever win this competition again, no matter how good they are.

  19. MASE NJRB says:

    How funny does the metapan coach look?!! Made Maradona look like a healthy coach LMAO and what was the deal with the coach and his staff wearing the concacaf vests? “or whatever you want to call them”

  20. Conrad says:

    He was wearing a white shirt, which could be confused with the Galaxy jersey. Pretty standard practice.

  21. Redline says:

    Have you seen Bruce “the Whale” arena?

  22. Good Jeremy says:

    Did they ever say what the cards were for???

  23. David J S says:

    “Incompetent? Really?”
    Yes. Really. I get the point of your post that the refereeing in games involving MLS teams always is biased but it’s not hilarious that people are calling incompetent officiating incompetent. It’s just stating facts.

  24. Nave says:

    You’re a little slow aren’t you? It’s not incompetence when a referee deliberately tries to help a team win. It’s called corruption.