San Jose vs. LA
By MortazaviBlog on Aug 27, 2005
We went to the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy game tonight with the rest of the AYSO teams in our area.
It was a very good, fast game.
It would be a cliche to say that "Landon Donovan played well as did Danny Califf"—almost all the players worked extremely hard and tried to play a superb soccer.
The play was quite good but a little random and not always in striking concert.
The Earthquakes crowd was quite boisterous but a few times Donovan received a treatment from them that he barely deserved, specially as a valued member of the U.S. national team. The crowd seemed to heckle, boo and pour verbal abuses on him simply because long ago he had left San Jose and ended up with the Galaxies. (This reminds me why so many families stay away from large sports stadiums.)
In the meantime, Iran beat Lybia 4 to 0 earlier this week, mostly with its own premier league players in attendance for the game. Unfortunately, I did miss that "goal-full" game.