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Superliga 2007: LA Galaxy 6 FC Dallas 5

Superliga 2007Being the intelligent, cultured football fan that I am, I can enjoy a 0-0 draw. Some of the most exciting matches are often 1-0 or 2-1 affairs. That said, seeing 11 goals in tonight’s Superliga match between MLS sides LA Galaxy and FC Dallas was something special.

By minute 19, LA had a 4-0 lead. Dallas waited 24 minutes to respond, then 35 more before the fireworks really started after their second goal. When Donovan scored to extend the lead to 5-3 in the 84th minute, he did the cliche throat-slash and mouthed very clearly “Game Over”. Um, not quite.

The game was an important one: the winner moved onto the semifinals of Superliga and is still eligible for the $1M kitty. The semifinalists will be decided after tomorrow night’s two matches.

You can check out the tournament highlights, including the 11 goals, at http://www.superliga2007.com/

Here is the scoring summary:

Scoring:
LA — Alan Gordon 1 (Landon Donovan ) 3
LA — Chris Klein 1 (Landon Donovan ) 12
LA — Alan Gordon 2 (Kevin Harmse ) 15
LA — Kevin Harmse 1 (Alan Gordon ) 18
DAL — Arturo Alvarez 1 (Drew Moor ) 43
DAL — Juan Toja 1 (Dominic Oduro ) 78
DAL — Arturo Alvarez 2 (Juan Toja ) 82
LA — Landon Donovan 1 (unassisted) 84
DAL — Carlos Ruiz 1 (Drew Moor ) 91+
LA — Carlos Pavon 1 (Landon Donovan ) 95+
DAL — Abe Thompson 1 (Dax McCarty ) 96+

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