Running Thoughts During FCD-LA Match

Running Thoughts During FCD-LA Match

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 9, 2007
  • 8 Comments

Both teams set to go…no Kenny Cooper to start things off with for Dallas and LA is without many of their normal faces.

Some reason the FSN camera is on the roof of Pizza Hut Park. Horrible angel really.

2nd min. – Commentators talk about hair…not Juan Pablo Toja’s believe it or not…

~~ Decent crowd in Dallas. Decent, not great but decent. I know fans there felt they got a bit screwed at first seeing the Galaxy on their home schedule before Beckham arrives. But they do get one of his first games in SuperLiga action though.

4th min. – Horrible goal kick from Sala, LA almost made him pay for it…

~~ I think the commentators have a man-crush on Donovan like most Galaxy broadcasters do. I wonder how many times they will bring up his name during the broadcast.

~~ I wonder who’s speed will be more of a factor in this game. Robbie Findley or Dominic Odoro?

8th min. – Findley is getting more dangerous but he can’t seem to get that final touch to get off a good shot or pass. So far there hasn’t been a lot of possession for either team. Lot of back and forth play. LA is trying their usual dump and chase style, this time with Findley instead of Donovan.

~~ How is LA going to score since every goal this season has gone through Donovan? Interesting sidepar in this game I think if your a Galaxy fan.

12th min. – You can tell how bad things are for the Galaxy this season. For the second time in the first 15 minutes of the game the commentators are talking about hair on the Galaxy roster. Wow.

14th min. – Nice chance for Alvarez, but it goes just wide.

15th min. – LA shooting from distance now. I guess when things are bad you got to try anything you can. None of the shots have been any good.

17th min. – Decent corner chance for Dallas. No luck however and then the Galaxy have a clear break chance and they don’t even try on it…

~~ Rather boring match so far…snoozer from the broadcasters as well…a bit of homers but I guess since it is the Galaxy broadcast it will be…I love Dallas but their crowd is a bit too quiet…not a lot of chants or anything…I guess maybe I have been spoiled watching those Toronto games as of late

23rd min. – Toja some how slips one through the net…weird goal as I have ever seen. Nice run by Thompson…and honestly seeing the replay he was offside but the Galaxy stayed with it and Toja made a nifty kick to score that…very crafty goal…odd angle too…one people need to see cause it could be a goal of the week quality at that angle

~~ Some reason the play-by-play guy said Steve Morrow is in his second year…rookie coach there buddy…maybe he was thinking second year as a coach overall…

27th min. – Gbandi given the first yellow of the game. Some reason the play-by-play keeps calling him “Bandy”…its “Ga-Bond-e”….read your media guide buddy…

~~ I believe we are at 4 Landon mentions in the game…a little less than I expected

36th min. – Neither team really getting possession in this game…LA may have more on the ball but a lot of missed passes lead to turnovers to the Hoops…and Dallas, well, they don’t seem to care to possess the ball now that they have the lead

40th min. – I don’t know which it is…LA’s midfield is so bad it is making Dallas’s look good or Dallas is playing good defense in the midfield and it is making the Galaxy look bad…

41 min. – Findley finishes a Cobi Jones rebound. Two ladies in the crowd are excited.

42 min. – Wow, Dallas almost comes back and comes back and scores on the way back down. Nice save by Cannon.

~~ Horrible time for Dallas to give up a goal, right before the half. LA has to have some confidence now going into the second half. Though Dallas right before the half getting some decent chances. Thompson and a couple others had decent chances to shot and Gbandi actually had a great shot at the net.

54 min. – PK for Dallas gives the Hoops the lead. Good strike by Thompson.

~~ LA now clearly getting the bulk of the possession as they want and need another goal.

55 min. – Another card for the Galaxy. Things are a little chippy. But the Hoops are finally getting more possession and are really taking it to the Galaxy.

63rd min. – McCarty on for Alvarez, I think Arty had a nice game tonight..

~~ Looks like Cooper is beginning to warm up. Probably see him come on for Odoro in a bit.

68th min. – Well I was wrong Cooper for Thompson. Nice game by Abe, goal and an assist.

70th min. – Good chances from Dallas as of late but no luck for the Hoops. Galaxy fend them off. Jaqua comes off for one of the three Galaxy subs. Yeah, Jaqua was totally worthless out there tonight.

72nd min. – Nice free kick from Dax and Drew Moore heads it home to make it 3-1 for the Hoops.

~~ Dallas is playing very well, then again the Galaxy aren’t playing well at all…

80th min. – LA still cannot get any good possession…yeah they miss Landon…I will admit it now.

82nd min. – Nice give and goes to Cooper…almost a good shot but Cannon gets down and makes a decent save.

86th min. – Wags on for Toja. People really need to know that Toja is legit these days.

~~ The Galaxy look like a team that is on a bad year…the broadcasters sound like they are covering a team that is having a bad year…tough stretch.

88th min. – Ugly challenge on Cooper. I believe it looks like a ankle injury of some sort. Red card to Tyrone Marshall. Cooper is helped off and that is an ugly way to finish a game.

Good win for Dallas but real ugly way of finishing a game for the Galaxy with the card to Marshall.

  • Gbama

    Good observations, entertaining read. I just found a few minor mistakes… <br />
    <br />
    2nd min. – Commentators talk about hair&hellip;not Juan Pablo Toja&rsquo;s believe it or not&hellip;<br />
    <br />
    Juan *Carlos Toja – FC Dallas<br />
    Juan *Pablo Angel – New York Red Bulls<br />
    <br />
    7th min. – Gbandi given the first yellow of the game. Some reason the play-by-play keeps calling him &ldquo;Bandy&rdquo;&hellip;its &ldquo;Ga-Bond-e&rdquo;&hellip;.read your media guide buddy&hellip;<br />
    <br />
    The G in Gbandi's name is silent. Or at least it has been in 90% of the FC Dallas broadcasts I've seen. <br />
    <br />
    72nd min. – Nice free kick from Dax and Drew Moore heads it home to make it 3-1 for the Hoops.<br />
    <br />
    Drew Moor's name lacks an E on the end.

  • Conor

    no, its &quot;Bandy&quot; just like how Dax's last name is McCarty not McCarthy (not mentioned in this article, but i've heard McCarthy too many times)

  • tex

    Looks like you don't know how to pronounce Gbandi either. <br />
    No G sound no A sound…it's BONDI.

  • drew.epperley

    love my hoops fans for correcting me on some things…yeah I realized after i wrote some of this that I had Gbandi's name wrong as well…I was just a bit lazy to correct it…<br />
    <br />
    as far as Dax's last name I know its not McCarthy…I had to double check though…I trust buzz and the rest of the world Conor in knowing that it's McCarty.

  • Gbama

    Good observations, entertaining read. I just found a few minor mistakes…

    2nd min. – Commentators talk about hair…not Juan Pablo Toja’s believe it or not…

    Juan *Carlos Toja – FC Dallas
    Juan *Pablo Angel – New York Red Bulls

    7th min. – Gbandi given the first yellow of the game. Some reason the play-by-play keeps calling him “Bandy”…its “Ga-Bond-e”….read your media guide buddy…

    The G in Gbandi’s name is silent. Or at least it has been in 90% of the FC Dallas broadcasts I’ve seen.

    72nd min. – Nice free kick from Dax and Drew Moore heads it home to make it 3-1 for the Hoops.

    Drew Moor’s name lacks an E on the end.

  • Conor

    no, its “Bandy” just like how Dax’s last name is McCarty not McCarthy (not mentioned in this article, but i’ve heard McCarthy too many times)

  • tex

    Looks like you don’t know how to pronounce Gbandi either.
    No G sound no A sound…it’s BONDI.

  • drew.epperley

    love my hoops fans for correcting me on some things…yeah I realized after i wrote some of this that I had Gbandi’s name wrong as well…I was just a bit lazy to correct it…

    as far as Dax’s last name I know its not McCarthy…I had to double check though…I trust buzz and the rest of the world Conor in knowing that it’s McCarty.