MLS Cup Final 2009: Highlights

117 0

The LA Galaxy loses in a penalty shootout to Real Salt Lake. If you missed it, here are the highlights. Beckham stepped up first and smashed home his penalty while Landon hit his over the bar. Nick Rimando again was the hero for Salt Lake as he saved two penalties.

On the other side, Josh Saunders, who came on when Donovan Ricketts injured his hand, also made two incredible saves, but Donovan and Edson Buddle failed to convert from the spot to give LA the trophy.

 

Penalty-kick shootout:

LA — David Beckham (Goal)
RSL — Clint Mathis (Goal)
LA — Gregg Berhalter (Goal)
RSL — Robbie Findley (Goal)
LA — Jovan Kirovski (Saved)
RSL — Kyle Beckerman (Saved)
LA — Landon Donovan (High)
RSL — Ned Grabavoy (Goal)
LA — Mike Magee (Goal)
RSL — Andy Williams (Saved)
LA — Chris Klein (Goal)
RSL — Chris Wingert (Goal)
LA — Edson Buddle (Saved)
RSL — Robbie Russell (Goal)

What did Donvoan say after the game?

“You don’t want to judge yourself based on one loss or one penalty-kick shootout, but unfortunately that’s what you’re judged on at the end,” Donovan said. “We’re very proud of where we got to, but it’s hard in this moment to feel good.”

“Penalty shootouts are part of soccer, and we don’t have a choice whether we want to do that or not, but it’s a difficult way to lose for every team,” Donovan said. “After the pain from the loss subsides, we’ll realize what a great year we had and we’ll build on that.”

Coerver Coaching: Get FREE Soccer Training tips. Signup Now!

Related Post

George Best

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
Country: England Club: Manchester United Trophies: History: George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) is widely acknowledged to have…

Barcelona’s Six Second Rule

Posted by - June 25, 2019 0
Barcelona’s Six Second Rule What’s the Barcelona six second rule? No, this isn’t like the three second rule, where you…

Great Soccer Passing

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
Quick one and two touch passing – this is how you play the game of soccer. However, in order to…

Ronaldinho Top Ten Goals

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
From chips to free kicks to a final rocket shot at the end–the Brazilian genius at his finest. Watch More…

Soccer Training DVDs

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
So, you’re ready to take your soccer game to the next level but need some tips and new ideas. Well,…