11/9/03 SJ v LA (r)

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by mbar, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Best match in the history of MLS.

    Still in progress, going into OT...

    Amazing.

    Must be the best match in the history of the league....

    Agree, disagree?
     
  2. HO PHANTOM CDX

    HO PHANTOM CDX New Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Lake Tapps WA
    I must say it was quite a match. 85th min I am thinking no way SJ can do it. Wow!!!!!

    7 goals, enthusiastic crowd. I do agree with you.
    Home team wins!!!!!
     
  3. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    yeah and MLSnet must be overloaded cuz I am having trouble tracking it on there.
     
  4. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
    I'm still partial to the Burn - Fire game of 99 or whenever it was, but I hadn't watched four soccer games that day so my eyes were a little less glazed over.
     
  5. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the guy who everyone thought was washed up in the league scores the extra time winner. Incredible series, well done by SJ to come back from 0-4 (!!!) to win it.
     
  6. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dallas-Chicago game 3 of the 99 playoffs was way better....

    but this is still a great game, but theres been better, most of the MLS Cups, the conference finals in 2000 (were they called the conference finals) KC over LA and Chicago over MetroStars, ya...

    but again, good game, great crowd also...
     
  7. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those were just MLS semifinals since it was the era of three divisions.
    14,145 looks great in that stadium.
     
  8. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Wow. Justice was served. The better team won.
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
  10. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    One for the ages. Show it to your favorite soccer hater.
     
  11. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    LA blunker = NFL's Prevent Defense = choke job
     
  12. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The better team won

    Wow, being 4-0 on aggregate with 70 minutes to go is not good enough for LA to win? They truly blew it, just like they did all season....I was a bit mad about Dayak and the SJ players bitching about the playoffs, but i was more concerned that such a thoroughly undeserving team like LA should go anywhere deep into the playoffs....Awesome game, great team play...I had thought Yallop had blown it by complaining about how the playoffs were a mockery of the regular season (while true, no need to say it before starting the playoffs), but i'm glad SJ pulled it off...That was some gutsy performance, won with most starting players on their last legs....For those with the Shootout like myself, this game was worth the total price of the package....A game any neutral fan would love to watch!
     
  13. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Wow, LA. I mean, wow. Taking the "can't win on the road" thing a little too far. The one time I'm rooting for LA. Now you know why nobody likes you.

    My cable company is getting a stern letter for denying me the chance to watch this game.
     
  14. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    That was, and it gives me great pain to write this, the greatest comeback in MLS history, and second only to ManUre in '99 among games I've seen.
     
  15. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have to say, I simply cannot fathom how someone with Jamil Walker's talent can sail underneath the USSF's radar like he has.

    Walker obviously has some VERY rough edges to his game, but good lord, how was he so missed for so long?
     
  16. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unbelieveable!!
     
  17. ebarloewen

    ebarloewen Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    San Jose
    Spartan has never been louder and the wet pitch has never been as needed as it was tonight for SJ fans.

    I just got back from the game and my ears are still ringing. I am just happy to have been there to see the best game in Quakes history.

    The fact that my brother (LA season ticket holder) started this post and called me (Quakes season ticket holder) while I was in the stadium to relay his confidence in LA's chances at halftime makes it all the sweeter.
     
  18. Bryan Gividen

    Bryan Gividen New Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Provo, UT (BYU)
    Also note the fact that each and every higher seeded team went through.
     
  19. ChrisE

    ChrisE Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    I haven't seen Walker play that much, so maybe someone else can fill me in, but what exactly is he good at?

    He's obviously not your prototypical target forward, he's not tall and he doesn't seem particularly strong. He doesn't seem particularly good at holding the ball.

    I didn't see the game tonight (tragically enough), but three of his regular season goals were scored with one touch, the fourth, he settled the ball and then fired it in. But he's not really creating the goals. He's taking advantage of the fact that he's playing for a tremendous passing team, but he's not registered a single assist himself this year.

    He's quick, but he's not scoring anything because of his blinding speed. He's a hard worker. But, to be honest, the only really apparent thing that he's done this year is score goals. And obviously, that is not an insignificant ability; I would obviously much prefer a forward who somehow scores goals to one who fits some prototypical mold but doesn't.

    Maybe I've got the wrong impression of him, but it doesn't seem surprising at all to me that he wasn't that highly esteemed. I imagine that most of the posters here thought that his first couple of goals were simply good luck (I certainly did). He simply doesn't have a lot of skills that immediately make it clear that he's going to be a success in MLS.

    Even in his draft bio, he's listed as a defender. As far as I can tell, that's the position he played at Santa Clara until his senior year. He's obviously a very intriguing young player, but it's always easier to overlook a guy who simply has a knack for scoring goals (he wasn't even doing that at Santa Clara until his senior year) for somebody who has an exceptional skill set.

    And, to be honest, I think he's been very fortunate to play in San Jose. The team has such tremendous ball movement that a guy who knows how to position himself is going to score a lot, whereas on a D.C. United, or Columbus, or Dallas, or Colorado, he wouldn't be getting the kind of service necessary to do that.
     
  20. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Un-un-unfrickin'believeable game.

    I don't know if it's he best MLS game of all time, but it's the best MLS game I've ever seen.

    And the much-maligned SJ crowd not only looked great, but was going absolutely ballistic.

    Too bad this wasn't the one on ESPN2 so a few more could've seen it.
     
  21. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I think this game solidifies the playoff format. I really like the two game aggregate with no away goal winners. I know alot of fans want the "away goal" rule, however, if it was that way there never would have been an overtime for SJ to win it. The game would have ended 4-2 to SJ and 4-4 in aggregate with LA advancing because they scored 2 away goals to none. However, with the format in place SJ and MLS fans got to see the conclusion and drama of a compleat comeback on the field of play. Plus having the 30 minute overtime in SJ it gave SJ the advantage with the fans they had tonight

    Don't Move SJ, just get those 14K that went to this game to come back.
     
  22. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    Hopefully tonight's performance sold at least a few hundred season tickets for next year. What a game. I just watched it again on Yahoo to make sure it wasn't a dream.
     
  23. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was pretty good at running Simon Elliot into the ground tonight. Looks very good on the dribble. Very very quick, good on the dribble, nice instincts in terms of making runs. I thought his play to get behind the Galaxy and dish to Donovan for the Quakes' second was the play that turned the tide.

    If not for Hartman, Walker very well could have had a hat trick tonight. Every time I see him, he brings a spark to the Quakes offense. It would be stereotypical to compare him to DMB (the skinny fast black guy), but he has a _little_ of that in him. Has 5 goals and an assist now, in roughly 450 minutes of MLS play.

    I mean I don't even think this kid was a regional ODPer, was he?
     
  24. LA Galaxy Fan

    LA Galaxy Fan Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Tokyo
    I cannot believe SJ won the game. I saw referee and flagmen are cheat to help SJ winning the game :mad:

    Repeat they are cheat :mad:
     
  25. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    Pottersville
    HAHAHAha hahahHAHAhaHAHAHAHAHHAHAHhahaahaaaaaaaaAAAA! 5 GOALS MOTHER******!!

    YEAH - It was the REFS!!

    Oh the league is so fixed in favor of San Jose, over the LA Galaxy, host team of the final in their shiny new stadium...

    HA HA! 5 GOALS!!
     

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