The LA Galaxy have been shutout in three straight MLS matches and their scoreless streak has now been extended to 302 consecutive minutes.
The LA Galaxy recently played to a scoreless draw against the Colorado Rapids at home. That match marked the third straight MLS game in which Los Angeles failed to score a goal. They are 0-1-2 in their last three matches.
Even though the Galaxy are one of the top scoring teams in the league, they have not been showing great goal scoring form as of late. They have been shutout against Sporting KC, Toronto FC, and the Colorado Rapids. The only goals that LA has scored was against amateur club, La Maquina, in the U.S. Open Cup.
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The Galaxy are tied for the MLS lead with 27 goals scored this season. They are tied with Real Salt Lake, the Philadelphia Union, and the New York Red Bulls. LA will be looking to break out of their recent scoring slump in their next match against the San Jose Earthquakes who have allowed 18 goals this season, which is middle of the league.
If they are not able to score against the Earthquakes, they should be able to in their match after that one against the Portland Timbers. The Timbers have allowed the second most goals in the league this year with 27. To be fair to the Galaxy, they were held scoreless in their last game against the best defensive team in the MLS this year in the Colorado Rapids who have only allowed 11 goals this season.
LA has also been without a lot of their key goal scorers and players as of late with forwards, Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane, missing time due to international tournaments. Those players won’t return until a few weeks but even without them, the team should still be scoring against their opponents.
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They have star players and great scoring threats in Giovani dos Santos, Mike Magee, and Sebastian Lletget including other players as well. Los Angeles has enough talent to be scoring and now that Steven Gerrard is back, they should be better in their attacking.
Recent signee, Jack McBean, made his debut for the first team this season in their last match and he looked impressive in the final third. He should be able to help the Galaxy’s scoring problem because he was the leading goal scorer in the USL this season with 12. He was signed from the LA Galaxy II.
It will be interning to see who much longer this scoring streak will last for LA but it should be ending soon. The Galaxy are too talented in their attack to be held scoreless for any match against an MLS opponent. The return of Zardes and Keane should have an immediate impact on the team’s scoring.