Rangers Down Galaxy

Scotland's Rangers FC defeated the L.A. Galaxy 1-0 on Wednesday night in an international friendly. The only goal of the match came 10 minutes into the second half from Kris Boyd in an otherwise hum-drum match that saw Rangers control most of the possession.

The Galaxy used several reserves in their starting lineup, opting to keep veterans like Pete Vagenas and Landon Donovan on the bench for much of the game. Their inexperience showed - with Robbie Findley and Santino Quaranta up top, the Galaxy had few quality scoring chances early.

In the second half, head coach Frank Yallop went deep into his bench, looking for someone who could provide an offensive spark for the team, and the game began to open up a bit. Perhaps the best chance for the Galaxy to equalize came with little time left in the game as Landon Donovan settled a cross from Santino while in the box, but he pushed his shot at close range over the crossbar. After the game, Donovan explained what went wrong: "I was backtracking so I'm trying to keep it somewhere near me trying to get my feet right and I didn't have time to take another touch. I kind of had to swing at it and I should have done a better job just to get it somewhere on goal. It's frustrating but it happens."

Los Angeles will try to turn things around on Saturday when they head to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to take on the Colorado Rapids.

The next Galaxy home game is versus D.C. United on June 2nd.

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