There is definitely something wrong with LA Galaxy. One of the biggest favorites for winning the MLS Cup is struggling at the moment. Galaxy lost last night against the worst team in the league, Colorado Rapids, 0-1.
And to make it even worse they did that at home. This was the fourth straight defeat for Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s guys who are now fourth in the West. What is also bad, is the fact that Galaxy couldn’t score in the previous two events.
The attacking side of the hosts was without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is serving first of his two-game ban.
The game was very interesting, and both sides split one half each when talking about the domination on the pitch. Galaxy was better in the first 45 minutes, when hosts forced Tim Howard to save a couple of very tough shots. Keegan Rosenberry also prevented LA from taking the lead, by clearing the ball off the goal line in the 23rd minute.
But as soon as the second half started the situation on the pitch changed rapidly. Colorado was playing probably the best sequence of the season. The guests were all over the field of StubHub Center.
Kei Kamara, the third on the MLS goalscoring list, missed three excellent chances to score and to improve his position. The Sierra Leone attacker was always in some dangerous situation, but he just couldn’t execute.
Fortunately for Rapids, after his third opportunity when Galaxy’s goalie Bingham denied a close effort, substitute Andre Shinyashiki scored a game-winner.
Shinyashiki at first made an assist to Kamara who only needed to execute, but the ball came back to him in the heart of the box. The Brazilian forward easily netted and shocked the hosts.
For the Rapids, this win means so much, as they snapped the historic bad start and won their first game of the season. Tim Howard posted his first shutout in this campaign.
Colorado now heads back home to play against Columbus Crew on May 25th.
LA Galaxy travels to Orlando to face the Lions one day earlier. Having in mind that Ibrahimovic has to skip that one also, everything points to another tough challenge for these guys.