Frustrated LA Galaxy Draw Houston Dynamo 1-1

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Carson, CA (March 21, 2015) – The Los Angeles Galaxy drew the Houston Dynamo this past Saturday night at the StuHub Center. The Galaxy opened the scoring quickly, as a Robbie Keane shot got deflected but found the back of the net in the third minute. Eight minutes later, Nathan Sturgis would find himself wide open for a tap in goal off of a corner. The match would end in 1-1.

Frustraited LA Galaxy Draw Houston Dynamo 1-1

The LA Galaxy nearly doubled up the Dynamo in possession, holding the ball 65% of the time and out passing the visitors 503-277. The stat sheet didn’t show what the Galaxy cited as frustration and a disappointing performance.

“There were moments in the game where we were matching their intensity, and especially in the first half, but I thought in the first half they probably outworked us, and that was probably a big difference,” said Robbie Rogers.

Omar Gonzalez added “the last draw in Portland felt like a win, this draw felt like a loss,” and “we can’t keep dropping points, and I’m saying this now because it’s very important that we get these points now because in the end of the season it’s going to be very important.”

“When you have a game that’s there for the taking, playing at home, off to a great start, and give a silly goal away. At this level, it’s not good enough,” said Captain Robbie Keane.

While it’s far from panic or worry for the LA Galaxy. A draw the previous weekend in Portland was a moral victory. The team needs to start picking up points like that, not dropping them. The Galaxy travel to the nation’s capital on Saturday for a key match with D.C. United. Due to national team call ups, LA will be without starting strikers Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane.