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Los Angeles

  • Robbie Keane 78'

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New England

  • Kelyn Rowe 10'
  • Chris Tierney 13'
  • Saer Sene 65'

Revolution beat short-handed Galaxy 3-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Kelyn Rowe and Chris Tierney scored in the

first half and the New England Revolution beat the short-handed

Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 Saturday night.

Saer Sene scored in the 65th minute to put New England (2-2-0)

up 3-0.

"I think for us it was a good start. We came out and executed

the game plan, which was we wanted to keep possession," said

Revolution head coach Jay Heaps. "We knew that L.A.'s so good on

the attack and you know the old cliche the best defense is a

good offense. We wanted to keep the ball as long as we could at

times and then take our chances and that's what we did."

The defending champion Galaxy (1-2-0), playing without captain

Landon Donovan, sidelined by a quad strain, avoided the shutout

when Robbie Keane knocked in a pass from Edson Buddle in the

78th minute.

Rowe gave New England a 1-0 lead when he converted his own

rebound in the 10th minute. Tierney doubled the advantage in the

13th when he took a cross from Kevin Alston and beat goalie Josh


"Our attack came from our good defense. We pressured them a lot

and we tore about their defense a bit," Rowe said. "Our forwards

held the ball for us great and making runs off and people found

us the ball in the right positions."

Los Angeles nearly cut into New England's lead in the 39th

minute. Beckham slipped on the wet surface, but his free kick

forced Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis to make a spectacular

palm save to push away the chance.

Reis came up big once again during first half stoppage time as

he saved another free kick by David Beckham and then saw the

rebound bounce off the post to end the half.

Although Beckham had the Galaxy's finest chances of a difficult

first half, the midfielder was removed at halftime along with

Marcelo Sarvas, for Michael Stephens and Mike Magee due to a

coaches decision. After the match, Arena admitted that his

English star was probably not pleased with being removed early,

but declared that Beckham's absence was not the reason for the

Galaxy's defeat.

"Hopefully he's ready to be part of the next game," said Arena.

"I'm sure he's not pleased about it but that's not the issue in

the game. The issue for the game was 11 players for New England

soundly outplayed the 11 players for the Galaxy."

After starting their year with just one win in five matches

spread across MLS and CONCACAF Champions League competition,

Keane declared that it's time for the Galaxy to buck up after

yet another difficult result.

"It's never good when you lose a game especially when you've got

a week till your next game," said Keane. "If there's a game in a

few days' time you kind of have to get your head around getting

yourself focused but it's going to be a long week for the boys.

It's up to everyone to pick their heads up and be men."

Scoring Summary

  • Los Angeles
  • New England
Robbie Keane (78')
(10') Kelyn Rowe
(13') Chris Tierney
(65') Saer Sene

Match Stats

  • Los Angeles
  • New England
13(4) Shots (on goal) 13(9)
14 Fouls 13
2 Corner kicks 3
4 Offsides 3
56% Time of Possession 44%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 3


  • Los Angeles
  • New England