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Galaxy sputter in loss to MetroStars

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Scoring Summary:
MET -- Amado Guevara 4 (Ricardo Clark 1) 16
MET -- Eddie Gaven 1 (Amado Guevara 3) 39
MET -- Eddie Gaven 2 (Amado Guevara 4) 43

MetroStars -- Jonny Walker, Chris Leitch, Jeff Parke, Eddie Pope, Tim Regan, Eddie Gaven (Sergio Galvan Rey 79), Ricardo Clark, Amado Guevara, Gilberto Flores, Mike Magee (Pablo Brenes 72), John Wolyniec (Cornell Glen 58).

Substitutes Not Used: Kenny Arena, Zach Wells.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Eddie Gaven 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Eddie Gaven 3); FOULS: 21 (Eddie Gaven 5); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1 (Mike Magee 1); SAVES: 4 (Jonny Walker 4)

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Kevin Hartman, Ricky Lewis (Sasha Victorine 46), Danny Califf, Ryan Suarez (Joseph Ngwenya 66), Paul Broome, Cobi Jones, Andreas Herzog, Marcelo Saragosa, Ned Grabavoy (Alejandro Moreno 72), Carlos Ruiz, Jovan Kirovski.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Albright, Chris Aloisi, Josh Gardner, Hong Myung-Bo, Dan Popik, Arturo Torres.

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Andreas Herzog 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Andreas Herzog 2); FOULS: 16 (Carlos Ruiz 3, Marcelo Saragosa 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5 (Andreas Herzog 5); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3)

Misconduct Summary:
MET -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Pushing, Holding) 18
MET -- Jeff Parke (caution; Pushing, Holding) 54
LA -- Carlos Ruiz (caution; Reckless Foul) 57
LA -- Paul Broome (caution; Professional Foul) 68

Referee: Abiodun Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: -Chris Strickland; David Bragg
4th Official: Mark Arblaster
Attendance: 18,342
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Clear-and-71-degrees

All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.