Galaxy Mauled by Tigres

In the opening game of the "World Series of Football," the Los Angeles Galaxy were thoroughly outplayed by Mexican side Tigres UANL, losing by a score of 3-0 at the Home Depot Center.

Fielding a squad full of regular starters, the Galaxy's defensive struggles continued. In the 11th minute, Francisco Fonseco was left alone with Joe Cannon and easily scored after avoiding the keeper's dive for the ball. That would be the only goal that Tigres needed, and they later padded their lead with goals from Walter Gaitan and Alejandro Vilalobos.
The Galaxy played the last half-hour of the match down a man, as midfielder Chris Klein was sent off in the 64th minute for receiving his second yellow card. The game had more bookings than it did shots on goal when it was all over with.

In the second game of the doubleheader, English powerhouse Chelsea squeaked past Korean side Suwon Bluewings thanks to a Didier Drogba volley in the 80th minute. Chelsea will next face the Galaxy on Saturday, expected to be David Beckham's debut with Los Angeles, if his ankle is fit enough for him to take the field.

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