Galaxy beat Sounders in first game of MLS season

Hours before the first game of the 2011 MLS season, forward Blake Nkufo was let go by the Seattle Sounders.

The Los Angeles Galaxy were without their starting goalkeeper, brand-new forward, and defender. No problem. LA beat the Seattle Sounders in the first game of the 2011 Major League Soccer season. Seattle was also missing a player, but will miss him for good. Blaise Nkufo and the Sounders agreed to cut ties, and the forward is now without a team. The move was announced only a few hours before the game. Juninho scored the only goal of the game, a 1-0 Galaxy win, in the 58th minute. On a rainy Seattle evening, Donovan Ricketts, Juan Pablo Angel, and Omar Gonzalez were the missing Galaxy players. Angel, who was signed by Los Angeles after being picked in the Re-Entry Draft, was out with an illness. David Beckham was treated to loud boos. Before the season, Beckham repeatedly expressed his desire to play for English club Tottenham Hotspur.

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2 Responses to Galaxy beat Sounders in first game of MLS season

  1. unclemonkey says:

    I don’t follow MLS much lately, but maybe I should. I used to have season tickets to DC United, but the drive from Richmond to DC sucks because of traffic. I haven’t followed the MLS in about a decade. Didn’t even realize Beckham was still playing in the MLS. Who are the top teams now a days?

    • Wow, that’s pretty cool. I’ve never actually been to a MLS game, most people find the league a joke, but I actually think that it’s run really well. It’s easier to follow, the only problem is that it’s rare to find many games on TV. It’s actually a great league, in my opinion. Beckham’s contract is up after this season, and it’s very safe to say he’s history after that. I’d imagine he’s going back to England.

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