Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy wrapped up the preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids at Harder Stadium on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara.
After Colorado’s Drew Moore opened up the scoring in the 12th minute of play, Marcelo Sarvas put the match on level terms in the 36th minmute. In the 80th minute, Jack McBean made it two goals in as many matches with an unassisted game-winner.
“It was a good game for both teams. The Galaxy and the Rapids got a lot out of it and it helped both teams prepare for the opening games of the season,” Arena told LAGalaxy.com’s Adam Serrano.
“Both coaches would say that it was good to give extended minutes to their starters.
“It was a good preseason for us. We slowly moved our team forward and made a lot of progress and obviously, we’re going to find out a lot more now as we start the season,. I feel good about the fact that we’ve made progress. We’ve had a good healthy attitude with the guys, but once the season kicks off as they say “stuff happens” so we have to see where we are. But I think that we’re mentally ready to start the season the right the way and that translates into some wins to start the season.”
The important thing now for the Galaxy is to be ready for the season to start on Mar. 3 against the Chicago Fire.
“If we’re not ready the other team will sure let us know. We have to be ready and the preseason has gone as well as it could have,” added forward/captain Robbie Keane. “We’ve won games and the most important thing is getting our fitness down.
“Tonight was a good exercise. It puts us in good stead for next week.”
LA Galaxy 1, Colorado Rapids 1
Friday, February 22, 2013
Harder Stadium – Goleta, Calif.
COL – Drew Moor (Kevin Harbottle) 12’
LA – Marcelo Sarvas (Unassisted) 36’
LA – Jack McBean (Unassisted) 80’
COL – Hendry Thomas (Yellow Card) 44’
LA – Robbie Keane (Yellow Card) 58’
LA – Michael Stephens (Yellow Card) 68’
LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; Sean Franklin, Leonardo, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant; Michael Stephens (Jack McBean 71’), Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas (Rafael Garcia 86’), Colin Clark (Greg Cochrane 83’); Mike Magee (Hector Jimenez 75’), Robbie Keane©.
Subs Not Used: Brian Perk, Brian Rowe, Oscar Sorto, Kofi Opare, Matthaus Ferriera, Bryan Gaul, Andy Riemer, Marquinho, Paul Arriola, Charlie Rugg.