This didn't get nominated for goal of the week either, but this is just beautiful.
There was a bit of thuggery and flopping around in this match. The referee did hand out yellow cards early, but he seemed to lose control anyway. It was an odd way for LA to come out and play a home game. They were playing without Jones, Zardes and dos Santos left early, but Portland were playing without Ridgewell and Vytas on the back line and are still starting the old and slow Olum at central defender. LA should have been all over that backline.
Portland started their 18 year-old home grown left fullback Marco Farfan. The kid didn't look like a rookie. Galaxy, instead of attacking Farfan's side, seemed to go after Alvas Powell who is an international for Jamaica. Powell ended up having a hard time with all the attention and was involved in a lot of fouls, but he did well enough.