Robin Fraser has done a wonderful job with the Colorado Rapids, who look like a team reborn. That team gave the LA Galaxy fits for the first 25 minutes on Saturday in a 1-1 draw, constantly challenging the backline as the Galaxy could not consistently move the ball up the pitch. This was partially a result of Colorado’s pressure, but it was also the Galaxy’s painfully slow ball movement. Lots of standing around and watching the center backs pass amongst themselves.
LA settled into the game after this period, passing up the middle with greater impact (the flanks really never got going), and generating a few golden chances that should have been put away.